Confessions of a Secret Snacker : Mondays are for Fresh Starts

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Hello Beautiful People ❤

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend? I had initially planned a quiet weekend but that wasn’t the case. I had new Invisalign put in this week too and have been struggling ever since. They have been quite painful this time around and so I was started last week eating whatever food I wanted. I’m such an emotional eater and I always turn to comfort food when I’m not feeling well! Then I basically got a grip and snapped out of my pity party and was doing pretty well until I went out on Saturday.

Why is that once alcohol is involved, my healthy eating just disappears?

I spent a hungover Sunday eating whatever I wanted including going for dinner and munching through back to back episodes of Suits! Today is Monday though so it’s time to get back on the wagon 🙂

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I have recently started to incorporate aspects of Pat Divilly’s eating and exercise plans into my everyday routine. By ‘recently’ I mean last Wednesday, so it’s still early days. I have given up ‘following’ any eating plans as I don’t stick to them, ever. Instead I am trying to take some of his eating principals and tailor them to my own lifestyle. Some of the tips he gives are quite easy to do and make a real difference.

Have protein & fruit / veg with every meal

State one thing you are grateful for every morning

His eating and fitness plans are all largely based around frame of mind and quality of life as opposed to diets and strict regimes. This for me is perfect as I am so quick to fall off the wagon if I’m hungry, tired or stressed.

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He also advises that you are also allowed have three cheat meals a week. I am going to try this out instead of having one cheat day. I have found lately that I go overboard on my ‘day off’ that two things tend to happen as a result:

  1. I eat enough calories to last me a week 
  2. The following day, I find it much harder to get back on the wagon and end up having  extended ‘cheat days‘ 

This sums me up pretty well:

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In saying that, my food intake during the weekdays has been generally quite good, it’s the evenings and weekends that are my downfall!


Breakfast: Porridge with banana and agave syrup / Weetabix with berries & almond milk

Snack: Mixed nuts and handful of dates

Lunch: Prawn stirfry with wholemeal noodles or chicken & sweet potato

Plus a healthy banana & chocolate chip muffin (recipe here

Snack: Liberte yogurt 

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Dinner is my biggest issue. I’m always tired after a long day and a commute and I generally want something quick and yummy but still healthy.

I’m going to do some research on quick, healthy dinners that are easy to eat when your craving comfort food! I  will keep you updated in next week’s post.

Until Next Time My Loves 

Z x

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