First day back on a diet after two weeks of holiday bliss is not easy. Prior to my holidays, I’d been on my 21-Day Wonder Diet, and then I was on the Dukan Diet for about two weeks…so I’d been on a diet previously for about six weeks. In that six weeks, I barely had any chocolate, no ice-cream, barely any lollies. On my holidays however…
Let’s say I averaged ice-cream everyday, chocolate every second day and there were no limits. Funnily enough, I didn’t really put on that much weight, only a couple of kilos…I was very surprised. After all, I did not hold back…for example, when I was in Singapore one night, three girls (two of them very petite…me, definitely not so) went to this restaurant, ordered a 1kg Singapore chilli crab, had a whole Peking duck (this amounted to about 8 or 10 pancakes each), some scallops, duck lettuce cups and vegies…yeah, that’s only three of us who ate all that.
Let me give you an overview of what I eat on a typical vacation day:
Breakfast (went to St. Ali)
– a soy mocha
– 2 crispy fried corn fritters with halumi cheese, spinach, poached eggs, tomato relish and fried chorizo (so, so good)
– 4 squares of white chocolate
Lunch (went to Hu Tong Dumpling Bar)
-8 Siao Long Baos
– 4 spicy wontons
– Peking sauce pork ribs
Afternoon tea (went to Max Brenner)
– Banana crepes with hazelnut praline, milk chocolate and ice-cream
– White chocolate chai latte
– Bourbon whopper with crispy onions
– Coke Zero
– Penne with roasted vegetables
– Cheese and crackers
There were days when I had more…and there were days when I had less.
This is what I ate today…and I can proudly say I didn’t cheat:
– Oat Bran Porridge
– Laughing Cow light cheese
– A Chilli and garlic roast chicken leg
– Half a roast Nando’s chicken
– 2 Laughing Cow light cheese
– a tub of non-fat vanilla yoghurt
– Can of coke zero
– 250g of ginger and soy beef stir fry
I had a major headache after 3pm today. I KNOW this is from coming down from my sugar addiction. Since I’ve been on holiday mode, I’ve had sugar (ice-cream and chocolate) everyday and this was my first day in two weeks without sugar and the headache was a killer. That’s why I turned to the Coke Zero, I think the thought of it was enough to make me feel better. I also felt incredibly tired and passed out with my mouth open on the bus…but I also think that’s because going back to work was a real shock to the system!!
I did a major shop today and stocked up enough food for the next few days of pure proteins. I LOVE Laughing Cow Light cheese, one wedge of cheese is only about 30 calories, less than 1g of carbs and it’s low in fat, so yummy too.
The ginger soy beef stir fry was pretty yum, but I got my beef from Woolworths, which was pre-sliced and labeled ‘Asian Stir Fry’…however, it was soooo tough, I wished I spent the extra dollars to buy good steak and sliced it myself. Once I get it right, I’ll post a recipe.
Looking forward to tomorrow’s weigh in!! I did not cheat at all!