Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with ham, 2 tortillas and a chocolate brownie.
So I started the week well! We had Monday off and were invited to a friend’s for breakfast and I just didn’t have the heart to refuse. Although refusing the tortillas would have been easy, but I can honestly say I was just not thinking.
Lunch: Chili Rellano con Queso (Stuffed chilli with cheese)
I have finally found an LCHF friendly Mexican dish. I promise you that is no easy feat – however, this was delicious and I would definitely order it again!
Dinner: Camomile Tea and Dark Chocolate
Our lunch was such a late Mexican lunch (3pm) that I was not at all hungry in the evening. Plus all that cheese really kept me full. So I just nibbled on a bit of chocolate and sipped some tea while watching a recorded episode of Hannibal!
Lunch: Miso Soup, Tuna steak with avocado and lettuce wraps.
I went to lunch at the Japanese restaurant round the corner from work. I really had no idea what I wanted to eat (well apart from all the Sushi which I LOVE) so I chanced on this dish which turned out to be the perfect LCHF lunch!
Snack: Sliced chorizo
Dinner: Roast Chicken with buttery green beans, salad and creamy gravy
A lovely home cooked dinner. I could have definitely done without drinking the gravy as a soup as I got such a tummy ache after! I still have a hard time digesting overly fatty food…however nothing compared to what it used to be like.
Snack: Camomile Tea
Can you believe that I didn’t have chocolates – I had absolutely no craving for them!
Lunch: Vegetarian Pozole Soup, cochinita pibil (Translated: mexican food)
Pozole is a brothy soup with hominy – but I tried my very best to avoid all the hominy as much as possible, but I definitely got a few bites in. Also cochinita pibil is a lovely pulled port served on warm tortillas. I asked for a fork, and ate the meat and left the tortillas…eating Mexican can be done!
Dinner: Grilled Salmon Kebab, with garlic spinach and cream sauce.
I found this recipe in my Bon Apetit magazine. I made a few mistakes like cutting the pieces of salmon to small and cooking them too long so it ended up being dry – but the flavour was there, and I would definitely make it again.
Snack: Camomile Tea and Lindt Dark Chocolate squares (x3)
Lunch: Pozole and sope with minced meat
So it was my colleagues birthday, and they wanted to go to the same restaurant that I went to the day before with C. The restaurant is well-known in Mexico for their pozole. Instead of trying to describe my food to you – here is the link to their menu which has pictures http://lacasadetono.com.mx/menu/ 🙂 I had the sope with minced meat…its like a mini pizza stacked full of minced meat, lettuce, cream and cheese. So I just ate the toppings leaving the tortilla bottom. I felt rather proud that I managed to get around from eating carbs yet-again at a Mexican restaurant!
Drinks: 1 glass Champaign, 1 tequila shot, half a glass of whiskey
Soo…I went to a friend’s leaving happy hour. I have to admit, I hate recording what I drink on this website! But I have promised to be honest – but I know my mother is reading this and judging…sorry mummy!
Dinner: Creamy scrambled eggs with smoked salmon
Snack: Lindt Dark Chocolate with sea salt (4x squares)
Really did not need the chocolate and definitely did not need 4 squares. I think that was influenced by the whiskey I drank earlier!
Breakfast: One creamy starbucks coffee
Maybe it was from the late dinner I had last night – but I was not hungry at all this morning. So only had the coffee. I probably got peckish around noon, but knew I was having lunch at 1 so I could wait.
Lunch: Stirfried Beef with vegetables, salad with thousand island dressing
Dinner: Mixed meat platter with cheese, tequila and sangrita
In actual fact what I ate is called a Molecajete, where all these different types of meat, cheese, onions and nopales are all put into a piping hot stone pestle. Your meant to eat it with tortillas but naturally I didn’t.
Breakfast: Smoked Salmon with cottage cheese on seed crackers
Lunch: 2 tostadas (dry tortillas), stirfriend prawns in garlic, coconut flan (shared 3 ways)
This is a good example that being organised is key to this diet. We were out sightseeing all day, and did not sit down for lunch until 4.30pm. By this time I was starving and ready to chew my own arm off – on the table was a pile of tostadas with different types of chili and I just had to eat something. Then C order the coconut flan and again I couldn’t resist a few spoonfuls, it was very yummy 🙂
Dinner: French Onion soup (sin crouton), Hamburger with butter sauce (sin bread)
As we had such a late lunch we were not hungry until much later. We went to watch a 2130 movie and went for a bite to eat after. I feel as though I have really turned into a Mexican! Lunch at 5pm, dinner at midnight!!
Breakfast: scrambled eggs with cream, seed cracker with cheese
Lunch: cheesy chicken dip, coconut crusted chicken & salad, some m&ms, wine
We went to my colleagues daughter graduation party, and ate probably more than we should have I also tucked into this amazing cheesy chicken dip, which at the time I thought was LCHF friendly, but after speaking to the host and asked her how it was made, she told me there was an entire bottle of buffalo wing dressing in it. Now I don’t know exactly what that is – but I have a feeling it consists of lots of sugar and unpronounceable ingredients!
Dinner: 2 Turkey hot dogs
Again I wasn’t very hungry when we got back from the party – and had absolutely NO inspiration to cook. However around 9pm, our guests went down and bought a packet of sausages from the corner shop. When I smelt them being prepared my hunger kicked in and ate two dogs. They were awful. Processed meat at its worst!
Note: That evening I got a terrible headache before I went to bed. One of those awful thumping behind the eye type of headache. I hoped that a good nights sleep would cure it, but I woke up with it as well and was very close to calling in sick. It could be a combinations of reasons such as stress, dehydration, exhaustion (or all of the above) but I do think it is from all the ‘bad’ food I ate on Sunday.
Summary: This week was much better in regards to the food front. We did not go out as much as did the week before, and I managed to be slightly more organised with my cooking. Something that is so important with being successful with this diet, is planning. Don’t wait until you are absolutely starving and have no self control over what you put in your mouth like I did on Saturday.
This week, I have been receiving a lot of compliments on my skin! Many people have commented on how good my skin is looking one person even said I ‘glowed’. Even C noticed! I generally I don’t have very good skin on my face, I always have lots of little pimples and spots around my chin – but after someone pointed out how good my face looked – I realised it has been a few weeks since I last had a breakout. I wonder if this is a direct link to the diet?