So i’ve had a chance to reflect on the week.
First up my thoughts on portions. now i can eat, people stare at my portion sizes some times and i have to admit i’m struggling on this, the 5 bananas meal thing i couldn’t finish. in a smoothie fine but eating them was near impossible. Also the evening hearty meals i quite often end up having to split them over 2 days. last night i made the sweet potato soup (withouth squash) and i’ve had 6 bowls from it. SIX! Tonight i cooked the potato wedges and eaten half of them and now i’m stuffed.
sure its all wholesome good stuff but seriously even i can’t eat that much. There is not much chance of going hungry!
Its a good job i like bananas. that’s right i love them and you eat alot of them!
the smoothies are good i’ve sort of got myself in the zone with them now. Also the morning lemon juice is a brilliant wake up. about 10mins after it i’m wide awake and set to go!
The salads. now i’m not great with them. Its still a chore to eat them and they taste awful, however i’ve found some new recipes online for sauces which i’ll try.
Vitamin B12 its recommended to take a b12 supplement i chose to ignore this and turn to an old favourite a tea spoon of marmite a day! raw off the spoon mmmmmmmmmm lovley! i’ll also be taken the supplements when they arrive but marmite is soo much nicer.
Protein, as previously posted, i’ve ordered some Pea protein which i’ll be taking soon.
Cost, now i thought this would be very expensive. and well its not dirt cheap if i was out of work i’m pretty sure i’d not be eating this way. That said its not as much as i thought it would be. I’m buying from a local supermarket and both weeks for my stuff has come in at around £70 now that does seem alot but some things are not cheap, blue berries are about £3 a pot at present which is pretty steep, The orange juice too is about £5 a week alone. The problem for me is i’m doing it alone in a house of two. if i lived alone it would be much better and probably cheaper as i could buy in bulk and freeze etc, i don’t have the space for this and like wise if we were both doing it then we could buy for both of us for not much more than buying for 1.
So yes it is more costly than my usual diet but not massively so, plus if you count the cost of old diet ‘treat’s you know the chocolate, the crisps or that pizza/chinese/burger then over all i’m guess each week it probably isn’t much more expensive it just looks it as you see a big amount at the till in one hit, not 4-5 smaller amounts.
Food miles. if you are conscious of the food miles of what you eat then well look away now or at least you will come the winter. by the time you think of bananas and dates its pretty much time to stop thinking however an ethical choice and fair trade purchases where possible do give back . Compared to say new zealand lamb which is fed plants to make meat then shipped around the world surely we are better off just eating the plants ourselves first? However i do live in the uk, that means if i was worried about food miles come the winter i’d be eating turnips and potatoes.
Week 2. well as i showed earlier i’ve lost 11lb. that is pretty big i must admit, i’m hoping this week is a more reasonable 4lb ish. The food plan looks similar to last week with some tweaks to keep it interesting. i hope my taste buds settle down to the salads. Also i’m going to try to yoga mon wed and friday. i need to get back into things.