'Fight Fat After 40' is not the easiest diet book to follow, but it works:
Beginning weight: 212.8
Ending weight: 209.6
I am very pleased with this week's diet and weight loss. Once I got to the basics of the 'Fight Fat After 40' diet, it really wasn't too bad.
I did get a bit fed up with the chicken breast dinners, although I came up with a few variations: lemon and garlic, lemon and tarragon, Thai style green curry, paprika and garlic, and a couple of versions of chickeny non starchy stew. Obviously to follow this diet in the long term, I would new to introduce more variety into the dinner options.
I'd need to find some new equivalents: perhaps other lean(ish) meat, Quorn, poached or grilled fish, stir fried tofu, etc. Dr Pamela Peeke (the author) also recommends beans and lentils, which I often use anyway.
I'll never be able to bring myself to throw an egg yolk away, but as long as I can remember to avoid the starchy foods after 5pm, I think the dinners should mostly be manageable.
So it's goodbye to the frozen pizzas, pastas, potatoes and rice in the evenings... 🙁
But I did appreciate being able to eat more bread and cereals in the daytime (the All-Bran featured most days, with low fat or almond milk and banana slices).
For some reason, I also found myself able to eat a lot more fruit than usual. I don't usually like fruit much, but perhaps it helped that my toddler seemed to love it all: a satsuma or banana shared with a toddler just seems cheerier.
And the kids' packed lunch apples were ok chopped up with plain yogurt or eaten in the car with some string cheese.
I even bought some strawberries this week to have with the yogurt, as they're my middle son's favourite.
This week's valuable discoveries: