I had to switch to soya milk and rice milk after a case of acute pancreatitis - After a year I was given the all clear and I started eating dairy again but full fat milk tasted too creamy and I stuck with skimmed.
Now though, I love full fat milk, and because I don't drink very much (less than a pint a day) I dont see much point in trying to eliminate such a small amount of fat from my diet, and missing out on some really good nutrients. It's said it's better for LDL cholesterol and for muscle repair/building.
My tea tastes better, as does my cereal and all my cooking. So, for me, full fat milk is the way forward.
Sorry - not hijacking, but if you're interested...
anniesophie wrote (see)
'so if I'm craving something in particular on weekdays I'll put it on my To-Do list for Sunday. ' What a brill idea, will try that as my intended healthy snacks are well off the radar at the mo, and can't stop the sugar binges, pathetic I know, I know!
my sunday would look like this:
To do list:
Go for run
eat lots of food that ive been saving up all week
Today - breakfast -2 cups tea, 11's - 3 cups coffee. I Pilate's class, 30 mins weight training, walked up Monument (311 steps), did 7 miles of walking in total. Thinking about eating something fairly soon - probably grilled lean pork chop, mixed salad, multi-grain yogurt+fresh blueberries, 2 ginger biscuits, 2 squares dark chocolate - I glass fizzy wine (optional). Fairly typical for mid week.
Having been a yo yo dieter decided just to exercise as much as I could and eat as little as I was comfortable with - including treats. Haven't eaten breakfast for over 40 years so feel no need to start. Only eat at midday when I've running club in the evening (Mon and Weds.) If doing an ultra or multi day marathons will eat accordingly. Am now at lower limit of weight of which I feel is right for me - BMI is within acceptable range. Although I have no hunger problems I don't want to lose any more weight so shall try and add a few more healthy carbs if necessary.
I think it's just what your body gets used to. I hated eating breakfast as a child and was always able to go until lunchtime without feeling the need to eat even though I was quite chubby then (positively skeletal by todays' standards though)!
Unfortunately as a side effect of some prescription medication I'm on I can't eat anything with soy and can't eat grapefruit either. But my typical diet is:
Coffee and pills at 5am before work.Low fat cereal and lactose free milk with a banana after arrival in the office.Wholemeal sandwich such as turkey and low fat cheese for lunch with an apple or orange for dessert. And I drink 2 to 3 litres of water during the day.
Evening meal tends to be veg based unless it's a swim training evening in which case it's usually an omelette and toast - can't eat before and don't get home until 21:30.
I eat loads of veg and salad items, grains, pasta, very little meat. Don't drink fizzy drinks but do enjoy a glass or two of wine at the weekend. Or an alcohol-free beer.
My OH loves my veggie lasagne, made with aubergine, red peppers and zucchini, tomato puree, low-fat joghurt, topped with low-fat grated cheese.
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