Like many others on this way of eating, the warm summer weather has been great for encouraging the eating of salads. and getting out in the fresh air for some exercise. Having had some disruption due to holidays and the like, I got back into the swing of 2 fast days this week – and couldn’t quite believe how easy they felt!
I’ve got into the habit now of pushing through the fast morning on just black coffees, Bovril and flavoured teas. On Tuesday I had a miso soup for lunch – I really enjoy these, just the right level of savoury saltiness, and quite satisfying. For dinner, I made a microwave omelette with one egg, 2 egg whites, some sliced mushrooms and leftover roast chicken pieces. I served it on a bed of salad leaves and a dollop of hot sauce. Actually, the hot sauce wasn’t necessary…
On Thursday I had an unavoidable lunch date with a friend (she was lending me a costume for a fancy dress party on Friday night). We met at IKEA, where I chose the gravad lax, but didn’t eat the dressing, and added some simple side salad items – tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, pickles. It’s nice not to feel restricted, and be able to find SOMETHING to eat while being a lady-who-lunches. Dinner was a simple salad plate – pastrami, mushrooms and cucumber, with some roast red peppers from a jar. I followed this with a couple of tablespoons of cottage cheese mixed with 10 raspberries – very tasty indeed!
I made myself a cooling drink of water infused with cucumber, Greek basil and lime, and swanned around in a maxi dress pretending I looked sophisticated ;-)
I had no headaches, no insurmountable hunger pangs – I do still feel quite tired on fast day evenings, but I sleep really well, which is a blessing in this heat.