So as not to offend anyone, I won’t mention this ideal diet by name 😉 but needless to say, it’s allegedly protein based. So there I was munching away on my fresh banana and homemade dry roast peanut butter when I saw the lady beside me pull out what looked like a really cheap and nasty chocolate biscuit. It stank of processed rubbish too. Turned out that it was a double chocolate chip brownie (in good Scots…..aye right, in your dreams!) sold as part of a diet plan and I understand also recommended by doctors. Doctors who recommend this should be shot.
Here are the ingredients!! What’s wrong with an apple and some nut butter or a boiled egg salad or a proper homemade protein brownie??????? Eh? Eh? Tell me then……….
Ingredients: Protein blend (milk protein concentrate, soy protein isolate, calcium caseinate (milk), whey protein concentrate (milk)), water, glycerin, polydextrose, maltitol syrup, canola and palm oils, chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), inulin, cocoa powder processed with alkali, natural and artificial flavors, contains 2 percent or less of cocoa extract, sodium bicarbonate, salt, sucralose (non-nutritive sweetener), sunflower lecithin, mixed tocopherols, glucono-delta-lactone, diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides, potassium
I think I might have some polydextrose on my salad tomorrow or maybe I’ll have a maltitol cocktail as my treat. Nothing like eating something that encourages intestinal discomfort.
Anyway, here’s what I ate today.
Lemon water on waking followed by a pre workout banana.
Breakfast – 3 eggs fried in coconut oil and a mango.
Snack – oh oh…….another mango!!!! They were so tasty and I did do a Crossfit workout and ride the horse
Lunch – kale, carrot and red cabbage salad with avocado and roast chicken and some coconut and sesame dressing
Snack – homemade oven roasted plantain chips
Dinner – turkey chili with salad and a teaspoon (heaped) of my no sugar chocolate hazelnut spread. It’s in the picture. It was delicious. Perfect to have with apple or pepper slices for tomorrow’s snack. (Pure 100% chocolate, home roasted hazelnuts and coconut milk. Nothing else!)
Drinks – 2 coffees, a bottle of coconut water after the gym and loads of water.
The kids had the roast chicken with salad and Parmesan for lunch, the plantain chips for snack and the chili with brown rice for dinner.
I also made a pot of hazelnut spread for them but sweetened it with a little coconut nectar.
This is why I dislike so many diet plans. They force the individual to eat in an anti social manner. How can that be teaching your kids good eating habits. How can it be teaching anybody good eating habits??? My kids, all 3 of them, eat the same as me! No excuses!