Thursday, 24 February 2011

Day 2

I'm not really great at blogging, hubby and children blog all the time, so i thought what the hell..if you can't beat 'em then join them.

I decided to try the Low GI diet again because it worked for me .. As on any diet, you are encouraged to drink lots of water... 1.5 litres of water when you only drink a small amount seems loads.. For the first couple of days of drinking so much, i pee like a racehorse (sorry, too much information) But you soon get used to it, drinking not peeing :-) There are many benefits of drinking water here are a few: aids weight loss, helps our gut work more efficiently, hydrates your skin.. More information can be found on the world wide web... have a look when you get a minute


2oz Fruit & Fibre - I buy the Tesco F&F, it's £1.49 for a large box
4 floz milk

Lunch: Scrambled egg on Toast - yummmm

2 slices of wholemeal bread
1 egg
2 tbs of semi skimmed milk
1 tsp low fat / reduced spread
one cal spray - 4 squirts should do it
1 Low fat yoghurt for afters, not sure I'll have that but might if i'm still hungry..

Heat a large non stick pan

in a bowl, whisk the egg with the milk and a little pepper.. you can add some herbs if you like
add the low cal spray to your pan, pour in your egg mix, don't stir until the egg starts to set..
serve with the toast and butter

Dinner: Chicken curry - tasty fruity chicken curry.

1oz uncooked brown rice
1/2 teaspoon of garam masala
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
or just use a teaspoon of curry powder

1/2 an apple - cored and diced
2 spring onions - sliced
3ozs mushrooms - sliced
1/2 oz sultana's
4oz chicken fillets / could use quorn fillets - sliced into strips
1 tsp lemon or lime juice
1 tsp cornflour
100 ml of apple juice - cheap stuff will do.

Cook the rice as per packet instructions
Heat a large non stick frying pan over a gentle heat, add the spices and toast them for 2-4 mins.
Add the apple, spring onions (white bits, keep the green bits for garnish) mushrooms, lemon juice and virtually all of the apple juice, leave a little bit in the bottom of the glass, say 2 tablespoons worth.. Bring to the boil
Add the chicken and sultanas to the mix and simmer until chicken is cooked, this will take around 15 mins.
Remove chicken from pan and keep warm.
Blend the cornflour with the remaining apple juice and add to the mixture, stir until sauce thickens..
pour over your chicken and garnish, serve with your rice ... and enjoy...

Snack for today is......... 4oz Low fat frozen Yoghurt. I have only found one supermarket as yet that sells this, it's Tesco and it's Ben and Jerry's Phish food. It's not low fat but will have to do..

If you know of anywhere that sells low fat yoghurt then please do tell, Thanks

If you have decided to follow this diet but don't see anything you fancy on this menu then, why not wait a week or so when there will be more choices..

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