Monday 26 May 2014

Meal Planning Monday 2014 - week 22

I've just started sessions with a personal trainer who has recommended a few changes to my diet as well. Obviously I didn't tell her about the cake... but as I've said before, just because I make and blog about cake doesn't mean I eat it all! Anyway, her main comment was that I should be eating protein - and only protein - for breakfast. So the low-fat yogurts I've been eating are no good as they are full of sugar, and I don't need carbs at that time of day (in her opinion). After a protein-filled breakfast I should be eating a salad for lunch - I said I often had a pasta salad or cous cous (or more often a sandwich) and she said no carbs! Salad with lots of protein like chicken or fish is her recommendation.

I honestly don't know how long I will be able to stick to that, but I do want to make a real effort. In the space of three days last week I had my first personal training session and did two classes at the gym which were far more punishing than my usual regime (and then on the third day, came home and ate a Kit Kat afterwards- nobody's perfect!). But on my personal trainer's advice I had a protein-only breakfast at work on Thursday and Friday - I poached two eggs in the microwave in the office kitchen and ate them with smoked salmon. They were absolutely delicious and it was a very good way to start the day! Best of all, I wasn't even hungry by midday when I am usually starving and often have a mid-morning snack as well. So I am going to get back in to planning breakfasts and lunches rather than just dinners as I have been doing recently.

Monday- bank holiday
Breakfast: yogurt or skip breakfast and have a lie in!
Lunch: homemade pizza
Dinner: saveloy and sausage and batter in chips I was going to make last week but didn't

Breakfast: poached eggs and smoked salmon
Lunch: chicken salad with mango and feta cheese
Dinner: I might do a gym class after work so will be home late and it's easiest to have a Weightwatchers ready meal

Breakfast:  poached eggs and smoked salmon
Lunch:  Baked potato with tuna
Dinner: turkey steak in a hot and spicy glaze with mashed potato for him, lamb chop for me

Breakfast: yogurt
Lunch: Baked sweet potato with fat -free plain yogurt flavoured with garlic and herbs
Dinner: Out seeing Star Trek accompanied by an orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall

Breakfast: yogurt
Lunch: chicken salad

Dinner: pork and chorizo burgers from Pampered Chef recipe card

Lunch beans on toast or similar
Dinner At my parents'

Lunch birthday meal out with my mum
Dinner either out with friends or back home late so will probably throw some pasta in a pot.


  1. I agree that protein rich breakfasts are always far more satisfying - it's just a bit of a shame that they're not always the quickest and easiest options to make.

    Enjoy your week.


  2. Hope you got your lie in today!
    Yum! Everything sounds great!

  3. Good luck with eating more protein. I feel better in myself when I do that, but am a complete carb addict.


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