I think I’ve had a good week, but whether that will be reflected tomorrow at weigh in I don’t know.
I’ve certainly had plenty of fruit and veg, added a little variety to my meals, and only over synned on one day. Keeping track of those little extras can be a bit of a pain but worth the effort, even if everyone thought I had ‘a problem’ as I kept disappearing upstairs. This was to complete my food diary, not to use the loo!I would recommend keeping one to anyone embarking on a weight reduction plan as it not only shows what you’re eating, but also highlights areas you may be lacking for a balanced diet. Everyone is different, and what diet foods work for one don’t necessarily work for another, but a written record, imo, works for everyone as you can see what gave you success and thus reduce any failures.
Tongue in cheek comment from recent personal experience:
referral back doesn’t always repeat the exact success but at least it doesn’t add to failure!
L: Cauliflower cheese and speedy veg (5 syns for cheese, milk from allowance)
R: chicken casserole, jersey royal potatoes in their skins and veg (no syns)
Both: reverse breakfast of frozen black forest fruits with cereal, no milk, cereal B option.
L: rhubarb berry crumble** (approx 6 syns for oats and granola topping plus 1 for added sugar to fruit) and quark.
R: gammon with jersey royal potatoes in their skins and speed veg.
Hope if nothing else this foodie post has given you some meal ideas.
* sweet and sour sauce is made from scratch using a chicken stock cube, 1 teaspoon flour for thickening, vinegar, dark soy sauce, juice from tinned pineapples (fruit added later) and a tablespoon of sugar. Sometimes I add a little dried ginger too. Bear in mind this meal served two of us, so the syn quota is my portion only.
** crumble topping is equal quantities of porridge oats and granola cereal (I used one with dried berries). Crushed gingernut biscuits (2½ syns each and you’d use 2 -4 depending on the amount of fruit) instead of granola cereal gives the topping an extra zing.
Again the syn value is for my portion. You could count the porridge oats as your B option to reduce the syn content.