It’s day two of the Attack Phase and I feel fantastic. Although, I’m already getting a little sick of cream cheese. Ick. It’s just so bloody versatile! This morning’s breakfast of oat bran pancakes + smoked salmon + cream cheese + a light sprinkle of dill was heavenly, with a long black of course. Thank God you’re allowed coffee.
Last night when I got home I tried out the Oat bran cookie recipe.
But yeah, ugh. I was expecting CRUNCH. No such luck. They were like sweet, eggy, vanilla ickyness. I even added cinnamon – it didn’t help. I was all excited for a sweet “treat” with my cup of tea, but no. The only way to make them crunchy is to add more oat bran, but then you need to be careful not to go over your daily limit. So in conclusion I wouldn’t bother. Instead stick to a pot of fat free vanilla yoghurt, much more satisfying!
Last night’s chicken breast stuffed with cream cheese (it’s everywhere!), basil and garlic and then wrapped in bacon (rind and fat removed because you’re technically not allowed bacon) was a total success. Although mum is convinced I’m going to die of a heart attack. She’s a baby of the 50s and believes in “all things in moderation”. While I totally agree with her, I’m trying to lose weight, moderation can kick in when I’m maintaining my weight.
Tonight I’m going to try this Portuguese chicken recipe as I’m in the mood for something with a kick of flavour. Although I will be baking it in the oven, it’s really not barbecue weather.
I can see how this diet works. I am craving vegetables. Forget chocolate, forget creamy mashed potatoes. Right now what I want is a huge bowl of steamed broccoli with a large rocket salad on the side. Bring on Friday!!!