Wednesday, 15 July 2015

What I Eat in a Week #1

Apart from one post a few years ago, I have never mentioned my weight/eating habits etc on this blog. The long and short of it is I have a bad relationship with food. I've always been a very fussy eater, not only that but I go through periods of not eating much then binging on everything. Infact in highschool that became a problem and I actually dealt with bulimia for a while, so it's safe to say weight is an issue to me.
At my best I was 9st with defined abs, size 6 top & 8 bottom and felt physically fit, at my worst 11st with a stomach that made me feel uncomfortable to sit and lay down, size 8-10 top & 12 bottom. Recently I've tried to get myself into a better routine making sure I eat at meal times and eat the right things instead of have a huge bar of chocolate and making it my food from noon - bedtime. I find that having a routine/schedule with anything in my life helps me to keep on top of it and documenting things, like I have here, keeps me motivated.


However, I have to say that this post wasn't intended to be like that.
I saw a new trend on the interwebs where people who obviously have far too much money tried to live on £5.00 for food for a week, apparently to spread the word of hunger around the world and of people who have no choice but to eat basically. They moaned and said how disgusting the cheap food was and I'm here to tell them to suck up and shut up. 
We aren't what would be classed as poor but we do have to manage our income wisely to make it work and we only buy a big shop once a month, costing what a lot of peoples weekly shops cost. Everything from Pasta and Baked Beans to cereal and juice is the supermarkets own brand and doesn't taste any different no matter what anyone says!! In our household it's myself and a big eater of a man who's food most certainly accounts for at least two thirds of that shop, so here's a peek at a week of meals for myself - roughly worked out to costing less than £10.00 for 3 good meals per day.




Monday 29th.

Breakfast 10am -
40g Cornflakes, with milk and a teaspoon of sugar.

Lunch 1.30pm -
2 slices of toast with a scrape of butter and 1 apple.

Dinner 5pm -
Boiled Potatoes, Broccoli and tomato ketchup.

Snack 6.30pm -
Low Fat Cherry Yogurt (no bits!!)

Liquid -
900ml


Tuesday 30th.
Breakfast 10am -
40g cornflakes, with milk and a teaspoon of sugar.

Lunch 2.15pm -
1 tin of beans and 3 hash browns with bbq sauce.

Dinner 6.00pm -
90g Conchiglie Pasta with dried parsley and  10g of low fat uncoloured cheddar cheese.

Snack 6.30pm- 
80g pack of chocolate buttons

Liquid -
900ml


Wednesday 1st.

Breakfast 9.45am -
2 Weetabix, with milk and 2 teaspoons of sugar

Lunch 1.45pm -
1 Peanut butter sandwich on 'best of both' bread and 3 raw carrots.

Dinner 5.30pm -
Homemade chips (1 large and 1 small potato) seasoned with parsley and salt, (frozen) peas and ketchup.

Liquid - 
900ml



Thursday 2nd.
Breakfast 10am -
2 slices of 'best of both' toast with peanut butter.

Lunch 2.00pm -
1 Apple and a low fat Strawberry Yoghurt

Dinner 6.00pm -
Boiled white rice, Broccoli and (frozen ...:P) 'Chipper Dippers'.

Liquid -
900ml


Friday 3rd.
Breakfast 9.30am -
40 g Cornflakes with milk and 1 teaspoon of sugar.

Lunch 12.15pm -
4 Oatcakes with 5g low fat uncoloured cheddar cheese. 1 packet of quavers.

Dinner 4.45pm - 
2 medium potatoes, baked with 1/2 a tin of baked beans.

Snack 5.20pm - 
2 chocolate crispy cakes from Greggs.

Liquid - 
600ml



There we have a week of things I chewed and swallowed haha. Well a working week I suppose, things are different on the weekends with Jake being of. 
Yep, I know there are a lot of carbs. I try my best to go high carb, low fab where possible. Yeah, I know there isn't much variety but I love these foods and fancy things don't to appeal to me. Yup, I still eat rubbish like chocolate - what would life be if we cut it out altogether?! Also I am not vegetarian/vegan unfortunately but as you can see I try to eat as little meat as possible. Infact I only eat chicken and occasionally bacon/sausages.

Depending on what you think I may do another few of these! Any other fussy eaters in the house say ayy ohh! :P 


[PS. I have used the word 'liquid' instead of anything else as I only drink diluted juice and very weakly at that. Therefore I wanted to explain rather than just putting juice or water...haha I don't drink nearly enough and I'm working on that. ]


12 comments:

  1. Oooh I love the look of your pasta. I always find it really interesting to see what other people eat!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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    1. I could literally live off pasta haha! Me too! And love to see food/restaurant posts but even when things look nice I know I couldn't eat them lol

      xo

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  2. I think your meals look delicious! I'm a very basic eater myself. We practically grew up on spaghetti with tomato soup over it instead of spaghetti sauce but I love it! Its one of my favorite meals :)
    Also, I tagged you in the Love/Hate tag- if you're interested :)

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. Thank you! Oh goodness - I've never thought of doing that before!! Can't beat spaghetti though!!
      Thanks for the tag, looking forward to doing it!

      xo

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  3. The simple meals are always the best in my books, that pasta looks delicious and you can't beat jacket potatoes with beans mmm. My relationship with food is a bit iffy too so I can sympathise with that. I used to be a lot bigger n then I lost weight when I started a physical job and then I started obsessing about calories and whatnot, It's so hard to find a balance D: xx

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    1. Yay! I'm glad someone agrees with me :P Calories are an awful thing. Too many times I've fallen into calorie counting and it's so dangerous. Although I am currently trying to lose the weight it needs to be slow and steady, using exercise not just cutting out food.

      xo

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  4. Can't go wrong with some jacket potatoes! I love simple and easy meals :)

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  5. Those home made chips look yummy all covered with herbs, never thought on doing that before. My friend is very fussy with food and her diet consists of mac & cheese, French bread pizza and tomato soup with pasta although she has started to vary it a bit more by trying bacon but she hates veg :). I love seeing what other people eat so carry on with showing us what's on your plate :) xx

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    1. Thank you! I actually usually use (as weird as it sounds) pilau rice seasoning but had ran out and it's excellent to give the plain potato a nice taste.
      It's always nice to hear about other fussy eaters. Some people just don't understand it and tell me to 'just grow up and eat it'...!

      xo

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  6. well I have to say that your meals seem very tasty! It's really good that you're doing it :)
    I was about to ask if you are vegan but I read it already- you're not :P
    I changed my way of eating as well not as a diet but to keep it as a way of living.. SO much more healthier. I'm trying to go vegan- doing very well I must say, although it's really hard to do so while living with non vegan people you know. But I have days now that I only eat veggie things.
    Jade x

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    1. Thank you :)
      I reallllyy wish I could be vegan but for my own health I need to eat certain things to get calcium, protein etc. People argue that there are plenty of alternatives but as a fussy eater, I have tried and don't like them :(

      xo

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