Foodie Friday

First up an update on my 2 week sugar free challenge

To sum it up in case you don’t want to watch the video – it didn’t help at all with my arthritis (as hoped) but I did lose 2.5kg. The best thing, however, is I really have no desire to eat anything sweet. And my appetite and desire for food is greatly reduced. I really happy I did the challenge and proud of myself for completing it. I’m going to stick with sugar free on a day-to-day basis but will no doubt have a treat or two at special events/occasions. I mean, I can’t see myself never having a cupcake or some chocolate EVER again, even though at the moment I have no desire for it.

This week involved a HUGE grocery shop.

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And since my uploaded speed with YouTube is now half decent, I did a grocery haul video for you this week.

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On the menu this week. Breakfast included cheese on toast (which I had a real craving for).

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French Toast and a green mango smoothie.

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Pear (sugar-free) pancake.

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Toast with marmalade.

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Lunches included Thai takeaway – just one veggie spring roll for me.

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and some homemade ice cream for desert.

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Most days I had my usual salad but one day I enjoyed a wrap by the pool.

 

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And I also had lunch at a cafe with my best friend, Leanne.

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Dinners included Mushroom Risotto.

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Taco (TVP) Salad

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Quorn burger, sweet potato and veggies.

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Creamy Quorn Curry

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Bolognase Vol A Vents

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Snacks included healthy carrot cookies (recipe from Heather’s Whole Food Kitchen class) – which were actually rather nice and I will definitely be making again).

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There were cheese and crackers and a gorgeous plum.

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I did also enjoy a Hot Cross Bun (yep, it’s got some sugar but I enjoyed this AFTER my challenge ended).

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And spotted (with a squeal of excitement) and bought but not yet eaten – Choc Orange Tim Tams. If you’ve been around here long enough you’ll know how much I love orange chocolate. One day …  for a treat with friends.

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Tell me, did you find anything squeal worthy in the supermarket this week?

3 comments

  1. Paige says:

    Yum. It all looks so tasty. Well done on completing your challenge! I’ve never heard of Tim Tams, but I do love orange chocolate too! We don’t get many options in the UK, I think the most common one is Terrys Chocolate Orange that you can get in a bar now. Enough now, it’s making me want to break all the rules and get one!

  2. Deidre says:

    Hi again
    Congratulations on your success Libby. Your skin looks lovely. They say sugar is bad for our skin. So lovely, clear skin is obviously an added benefit. 🙂

  3. Noo says:

    Just out of intrest how much do you spend a week on groceries? My husband gives me a cash housekeeping and I battle to stick to it. I run out of money each shop so have to really think twice about what I get. Just wondered what the average family of 4 spends?

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