Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Low-Carb Diet: Day 6

Today's Menu:

Breakfast: 3 eggs, scrambled

Lunch: Special Cauliflower cheese (Okay it was worth making after all - delicious), Half a tomato.

Dinner: Parmesan and macademia nut salad (yes, again: because I wanted it).

Snack: Greek yoghurt with flax seeds. (Damn, I've run out of yoghurt.)

The end of Week 1 is in sight. Having resisted the lemon cupcakes present at last night's boardgaming I feel ready to take on anything ... except maybe more bloody washing up. Sheesh! It spontaneously generates itself, I swear; I never actually get down to a clear deck. Why did nobody warn me about this? When it comes to cooking you lose hours of life just to sorting out the kitchen every day.


Nikki Magennis said...

You're on a weird crazy no-carb diet?! NOooo! Janine, I'm surprised and dismayed! Please eat some starch at once before I come over there and force-feed you Susie Orbach page by page.

(Of course, you may not be inclined to take nutritional advice from someone the size of a small East European country...)

Really and truly, though, these faddy diets ... it is not logical.

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants"

You know it makes sense. ; )

- and now I'm going to have my second breakfast, which I think will be a fried cheese sandwich. Hell yes!

Janine Ashbless said...

Yes yes, I know, we should all love our bodies no matter what shape we are and it's attitude that makes you sexy not shape. I know. I've read all the articles. I follow Shapely Prose.

Well tough. I don't love my flab. I can't. It may not be rational or adult or empowered but I don't feel happy getting my kit off in front of other people if I'm feeling fat and ugly. Self-consciousness and shame stops me having sex. I don't like not having sex. So I try to lose weight.

This was probably rather more information than anyone wanted! My apologies for not being as together as you thought I was.

Nikki Magennis said...

Sorry, love, I didn't mean to sound so high-handed. And really, I'm not pro-fatness either - having an over-abundance of assets at the best of times I totally understand how insecure and rotten it can make one feel to be overweight.

I just mean that I think faddy diets are dodgy at best. They sound so unhealthy. I'm not convinced they're safe, or even that they work in the long run.

Again, sorry if I sounded preachy. I was just trying to be funny. And convince you that wheat is not evil ... ; )

Janine Ashbless said...

Nikki, I wasn't upset - you are so not a bossy high-handed person! You're lovely! I was a little anxious airing my insecurities in public, but that's my choice.

Yeah, lo-carb is newish, which makes it a fad. But the veggie version is a lot healthier than the Atkins one (more fibre, less bowel-cancer). And I happen to know that I have unusually low blood pressure anyway, so I'm not in much danger of clogging my arteries. And I don't even want to lose that much weight - I don't want to be skinny. I know people who find skinny attractive, but personally I don't. A stone down would be more than enough to make me happy.

So no worries, love.

Nikki Magennis said...

Phew, I was going to have to send you a cake to make it up ... probably a cheese cake ...

: P

Karin said...

ROFLMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to the world of cooking Keris! I can promise you it generates even faster when you dont cook, now that youve started :)

but there are some good bits too it too :)

Janine Ashbless said...

I'm a right little domestic goddess now Karin - cooking and washing up. No one would recognise me!