Thursday 11 February 2010

Hungry hungry day

The problem with rest days, apart from occasionally really wanting to hit the gym (not today, though, I really felt like I needed a day off), is the hunger. I'm still aiming for a bit of deficit at the moment, 2lbs to shift to be happily in the middle of my preferred range but it'll take a few more weeks to get there as I'm taking it slowly but it stall means that on rest days, the total is a bit low and I do get a bit hungry. I am careful to keep eating little and often, but sometimes it's a bit difficult.

There were a couple of new things I wanted to try today; my mid-morning snack came from a "kiddies" range by Eat Natural, called "lunchies". There are two flavours that I can find at the moment and today I tried the yogurt, strawberry and mango one:-

...which was absolutely delicious! There are very tangy berries in there that counteracts the sweetness of the yogurt; the only problem is that its over too soon! I guess the point is that it's a small portion for children. But at around 100kcals, it should be fine for an adult snack too. 5 bars in a pack, so it's a good thing that I like them.

The next trial was an afternoon fruit hit:-

...which also comes in a variety of flavours and is simply a mix of pureed fruit. No added flavouring, colouring, sweetener, water, juice... nothing. Not very filling, but it works out as 1.5 portions of fruit & veg and this one was certainly really nice. 2 other flavours to try and I think they may work -really- well as a Bellini purée with sparkling wine.

Having been a bit hungry all day, I opted for some comfort food for dinner in the form of a chorizo, chicken, courgette, butter bean and tomato stew with cous cous:-

Spicy (added smoked paprika) and garlicky. Very warm and filling. Hunger beaten :o)

Back to the gym tomorrow though!

B - greek yogurt with 1 scoop and fruit compote
S - yogurt, strawberry and mango "lunchies" bar
L - salad: lettuce, sweet pepper, capers, chicken fillet, lemon juice and black pepper
S - "pulp", Apple Strawberry and Blueberry
S - beef jerky
D - stew: tinned tomatoes, courgette, butter beans, leftover roast chicken, chorizo, garlic and smoked paprika

Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 132.6 (39.7%)
Carbohydrate (g) 138.8 (38.9%)
Fat (g) 31.7 (21.3%)
Fruit & Veg 9.8


  1. That eat natural bar looks delish, I haven't seen that type before......are you in uk and can you recommend where to buy them? x x

  2. Hi tam!

    the EAT Natural bars are really good. The ones I got are from the kiddies range and are sold in the UK for sure. I got mine from Ocado, so I suspect that Waitrose will sell them also. Sainsburys seem to sell them at their online shopping stroe as well, so it's worth trying them too.