a happy Breakfast - Portobello toasts with wilted spinach and chick peas
Lunch - Harissa meatballs with yoghurt dip
Dinner - Asparagus soup
Steps - 6,107
Total Weight Lost - 12lbs
I'm not a happy bunny. I jumped on the scales this morning and they didn't work. For some reason the batteries have gone I don't have any spare ones. Sad face here.
Today's harissa meatballs are one of the more delish dishes on the diet. Tasty, spicy and piquant. A definite entry into my recipe book. I don't miss having pasta, potatoes, bread or rice with my meals. It is bizarre how I used to feel in the past that if I didn't have some form of carbs with my meal I would get hungry when the truth is it is the protein that I eat that keeps me fuller for longer.
Another thing I have noticed on the diet is that food tastes much better. Having cut out the refined sugar I feel my taste buds have been reset. The flavours of vegetable and sweetness of the berries pop when I eat them. I don't enjoy sweet things as much they taste much to sweet to me. I don't feel as hungry as I have done in the past even though I am eating a lot less. Before this I would get hungry every few hours and I now realise that this was my body crying out for its next 'fix' of sugar after coming down from its sugar spike.
Sadly the deadly effects of sugar was identified by Professor John Yudkin in 1972 when he wrote his book ' Pure, white and Deadly' but his findings were ridiculed and his career ruined after this was published. Why ? Because just before this book was published nutritionists had linked heart disease to high fat diet and the food industry had devised low-fat products that were full of sugar and discredited his work. The current climate is a complete u-turn and there is now plenty of evidence to show how bad and addictive sugar is for us.