Woke up this morning with a blinding headache. Paracetamol did the trick.
I’m starting to notice that I struggle much more in the evenings than I do in the morning. So, I’ve decided to save the packs I enjoy the most for the evenings. Here’s a rundown of the packs I’ve tried so far:
1. Apple and Cinnamon Porridge – delicious. Definitely my favourite so far. I don’t follow the recipe exactly. I pour 110 (instead of 140)ml hot water into a bowl, add the porridge and mix with a fork, making sure there’s no lumps. Then I microwave for 30s. I take it out, stir once more, and then microwave for another 30s. If it’s not steaming, I heat for another 10s or so – by which point it’s definitely steaming! It tends to thicken as it cools a little, so by the time it’s ready to eat, it’s got lovely thick consistency and tastes great (I like my porridge thicker than most people).
2. Banana and Strawberry Tetra Packs – these are little cartons of pre-made shake. They’re fine, but not as filling.
3. Chocolate Mint – I’ve only had this one hot, and it was lovely!
4. Oriental Chilli – this one was ok, but I’m not keen to try it again.
I think next week, I’m going to order more Apple & Cinnamon porridges, as I really like them – it’s a lot easier when you’re not feeling apathetic about (or worse, put off by)what you’re going to eat, even on the Cambridge Diet!
All in all, it’s 20:25 as I’m writing this, and I’m feeling quite miffed as weekends are usually punctuated by delicious food – healthy and, more often, unhealthy. I’m hoping that this “break” will remind me that I’m not overweight because I don’t like healthy food, or because I can’t exercise portion control. I’m overweight because I opt for unhealthy junk over healthy food more often than I opt for healthy food over unhealthy food. This is especially stupid, because I do actually really love healthy food too. I’m not going to lie, and say that I don’t like pizza. I’ll always love eating pizza. But, on the same note, I’m not fat simply because I hate salads, for instance – because it’s not true. I love a delicious salad! I simply like pizza a bit more than salad – and I’d guarantee that many slim people also prefer pizza to salad, given the choice based on taste alone. However, the one thing those slimmer people probably have that I haven’t exercised is restraint. They know their diet should be 10% junk, not 50%. I need to work on moderating and limiting my treats.