Total natural sugars for this week plus RX bars which are amazing!

Again a quick one, not a lot to say here other than to update where I’m at so you guys who are supporting me in this endeavour have an idea.

One of the things I don’t like with the short way of updating is mfp often shortens the food item when it’s listed so the description is lost. The chocolate at the top of the list refers to this little wonder I discovered:-

Check them out here https://www.rxbar.co.uk/collections

Entirely natural no added sugars but also a decent whack of protein which you don’t normally get in these natural bats. Did I mention they are delicious.

Anyway natural sugar intake

Ooeer missus a cheeky sausage moment and inadvertent better choices

On my way to meet a friend for coffee I notice a butcher has a sign outside for gluten free sausages. I pop in and ask if they are also sugar free and explain why. He looks sympathetic and says he’ll look into it. I say “I can’t imagine going a year without sausage” “I wouldn’t say that in public love” he replied. Oh my.

Anyway I would say I’m a healthy eater and have been for over a decade but like most people I have my moments. I like a bit of cake when I meet a friend, I enjoy a glass of wine at a social occasion, traveling as I am today and feeling tired I would have normally eaten a bar of chocolate or a mousse from one of the coffee shops at the station. I’d certainly have dessert any time I eat out.

Now of course I can’t have any of that stuff. In fact pretty much any thing that’s on the menu for me is a vegetable, fruit or protein based. For example at pret today I wanted the chocolate mousse and probably a hot chocolate, I had a banana, packet of nuts and green tea. This has happened a number of times now where I “would” have eaten one thing, usually sugary and yummy and instead have a far healthier alternative.

For example one the way back from Manchester for the train it wasn’t sandwiches I grabbed but a salad pot. I just leave the dressing off, I did however find an apparently refined sugar free cake at Filmore and Union, I asked them in 6 different ways (I was probably very annoying) and they assured me it was. Then on the train it tasted so nice and sweet I kinda freaked out and emailed them for nutritional info. No word as yet. But two cakes in the freezer for another day. It could well be refined sugar free, my taste buds are whacked right now. Cashew nuts taste sweet!!

Train food

Whether the absence of these small indulgences translates into any health benefits remains to be seen.

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Birthday weekend

Long post ahead. Be warned, thankfully like the best books most of it’s pictures. Firstly an obligatory cake selfie. Thank heavens I didn’t catch light!

It was a very wild birthday weekend in the Kelly house this weekend. It started Saturday morning when Charlotte brought me sunflowers and a “best teacher” card. She really is such a sweet kid.

The hedonistic craziness continued with a trip to the gym before meeting the rest of the family (sans middle child at Aunt’s) at a vegan restaurant called Supernatural in Newcastle. They are great for us as a family as my mum is vegetarian and my daughter and I are gluten free and I am now of course sugar free too. They make their own food (doesn’t always happen in restaurants) so they know exactly what’s in it. Even the dog came with us as they are very dog friendly and even have a doggie menu.

Eldest son frequently known as (big lad, you can see why when he’s next to me) kindly paid for the whole thing. He is now a man of work and means!After this my husband, daughter and I headed to the cinema to see MIB the reboot. This was actually very funny and I’d very much recommend it.Now as it was my birthday out I wanted to have cinema snacks but of course not from the concession stand so brought sugar free chocolate and a date bar with me. Shhh don’t tell them, my drink of choice was jasmine green tea. Tea is my drink of choice everywhere at the moment.Sunday the actual day of my birthday, this has been my first birthday without my sons. One is at work and the other his aunt’s. I guess that’s growing up and all that goes with it. I had some lovely presents and cards which showed the rather eclectic nature of my tastes:- vans, a bmth bag, starlord jacket and ruby necklace. Hey even geeks like shiny things.

After presents it was a cooked breakfast (of which I only managed to eat half as my husband cooks like he is cooking for invading armies, both in excess and attempts to please) dog walk and gym (it’s a day ending in y so course gym) followed by a little trip to Warkworth. Here I continued my photo series I think I shall entitle “daughter in doors”

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The day is to be finished with a trip to see Much Ado About Nothing at Hulne Priory which was apparently is fabulous. Just waiting right now for it to start.

Genuinely a wonderful birthday and not a glass of wine or sugar filled cake in sight.

Food in pictures and words

Friday

Breakfast

Corn crackers, avocado with paprika and chilli.

Lunch

Lentil and peppers and cheese

Dinner

Cream of broccoli soup, corn crackers and butter

Snacks

Dark chocolate

Saturday

Breakfast

Oats, apple, strawberries, semi skimmed milk

Lunch

Nut burger (I left the bread as it will have sugar in)Homemade coleslaw, potato wedges

Dinner

More oats, semi skimmed milk

Snacks

80% super milk (sugar free) from hotel Chocolat Oh so delicious – Aldi date bar (both with the film)Montezuma dark

Sunday

Breakfast

Cooked breakfast

Dinner

A table of cheese, fruit and refined sugar free cake. I especially like how the raw food cake turned out.

99 g of sugar on my birthday! All natural. I’m going to talk about that tomorrow.

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Day 27 – I discovered the most delicious blueberry and cocoa mousse.

At lunch time I was really fancying something dessert like, I threw silken tofu, frozen banana and frozen blueberries in the blended with a little cocoa powder it was literally heaven!

Food today in pictures and words

Breakfast

Corn crackers, mushroom pate.

Lunch

Broccoli, cauliflower, sugar snap peas and baby corn streamed with eggs, olive oil and black pepper on top.

Dinner

Chicken cooked with coconut oil, a whole load of spices and lemon juice. With salad, hummus, coleslaw and grapes.

Snacks

Carrot

Bell pepper

Dark chocolate

Chocolate mousse explained above

Today’s exercise – adapted for broken toe

Total sugars

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