blueberries, linseed, blue bowl, blueberry, yoghurt, breakfast
I’m back on the Lenten Fast with a vengeance. No more sneaky French fries dipped in mayonnaise for me. My biggest food indulgence has always been allowing myself to order anything I want on the menu when I eat out. With the consequent results on my tummy & thighs. I met lovely Lola yesterday for lunch(so pregnant that I’m surprised her waters didn’t break in Café Luxemburg), and instigated the new regime: instead of the omelette frites with cheese & mushrooms that I really wanted, I ordered a small bowl of butternut squash soup and drank water.

I did eat three small pieces of bread & butter with it but that’s got to be better than a big fat American sandwich or the plate of French fries I would normally have ordered.

And above is today’s lunch: a bowl of organic no-fat yogurt (since I read Michael Pollan I’m steering clear of BGH and other nasties when I can), blueberries and my own mix of organic linseed, porridge oats, sunflower & pumpkin seeds. (According to this piece in the NY Times, pumpkin seeds are one of the top ten superfoods we should be adding to our diets.)

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Mmmmm I love butter nut squash! I am trying to have a health kick… theres a vending machine outside my flat and even though I want some maltesers LOADS I’m not going to get them!

Really, this is not down to will power… it’s just because I have no change. 🙂 x

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Good for you man. I am a horrible eater. I’ve been trying to eat healthier, however those greasy fries and burgers do get the best of me! I hope you’ll let us know how it goes!
Thanks for the comment!
May we link up?

Suzanne IMOS.

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I’m impressed with the willpower.

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hey, thanks for your comment!! honoured…

good on you for getting on this, you must be so committed… I love the old health kick, will always make you feel better!!

Brooke xx

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i dont think i could give up french fries dipped in mayo for ANYTHING!
and thank you for your lovely comment on my blog 🙂

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Wow loks super healthy. I’m so bad when it comes to eating fruit and stuff and I’ve never liked blueberries either…but they are so good for you!

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I am so addicted to pumpkin seeds, I keep a huge tub in the garage (random) and am constantly picking from it.

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O well done! And blueberries are my ultimate favourite thing to sprinkle on absolutely anything. I’m inspired to put down my neenish tart 😉

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That looks really healthy!

I saw an article recently with people who ate whatever and howmuch they wanted for breakfast and lunch but only had the tiniest dinner – and they all looked great.

So I’ve started doing the same over the last few days – I still snack (naughty me) till mid-afternoon but only have a small salad at dinner. And I’ve lost a couple of pounds already – I feel lighter and am definitely slimmer in the mornings…. maybe something to try!?

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I wouldn’t have been able to resist the lure of the french fries, so I fully commend your will power, haha!
Your lunch looks tasty though!

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