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Harcombe Diet daily menus
Fri 29-Jun-12
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Sooliz
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I thought it might be useful for those of us on the Harcombe diet to list our meals for the day - dual purpose, will give us ideas and hopefully help to keep us on the straight and narrow! oklaugh

So, my menu for yesterday:-

Breakfast - Blackcurrants stewed with Hermesetas sweetener, natural yogurt

Lunch - Prawn salad

Dinner - Salmon steak, new potatoes (from the garden), roasted courgette/aubergine/butternut squash

Naughty snack later on while watching a film - Slice of homemade rye sourdough toast with marmite embarassed

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Fri 29-Jun-12
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wave  What a good idea Sue

Yesterday's menu

Breakfast - Wholemeal toast and tomato  ( first bread for 10 days ) 

Lunch - Yoghurt and berries

Dinner - Curried mince on a bed of lettuce, tomato, red onion and peppers  with a dollop of yoghurt on top.  A glass of wine

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Fri 29-Jun-12
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Good idea Sue, so here is mine. smile

 

Yesterday: Day 1 of Phase 1

 

Breakfast: 3 Egg Omelet with ham & basil leaves inside, side salad of a few young lettuce leaves, Treviso endive leaves, cucumber & olive oil.

 

Lunch: A cold, previously roasted chicken thigh, more salad with beetroot, lettuce, endive & tomato,red pepper, olive oil.

 

Evening: I wasn't feeling very hungry so I had a slice of ham, a little piece of chicken breast & a small amount of salad similar to-boiled some eggs just in case I needed a snack lunch but much less.

 

***Not very adventurous I know but it was too hot to cook & I also wanted to use up what I had in the fridge. I had hard-boiled a couple of eggs just in case I needed topping up but I didn't.

 

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Fri 29-Jun-12
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That's a non-adventurous breakfast? eeek  Beats my yogurt and berries, Nadine big_laughbig_hug

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Fri 29-Jun-12
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My routine does not vary much but this is the basics for the past week (have lost 1kg on this - would be more but been slipping a bit):

 

Breakfast:

 

Porridge made with water and butter and a touch of sweetener

 

Mid-morning - hard boiled egg and/or muffin tin omelette (made with bacon, courgette, leek and sweet peppers)

 

Lunch: Vegetable soup made with a small allotments worth of veg on chicken stock

 

Mid-afternoon - hard boiled egg and/or muffin tin omelette

 

Dinner A: either grilled chicken or grilled fish with steamed veg (mix of peas, sweetcorn, carrots, broccoli and red pepper)

 

Dinner B: grilled chicken on brown rice risotto

 

We are going to follow more closely the principles of the diet next week and try out some recipes from the cook book.

Fri 29-Jun-12
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Yesterday
Porridge with milk for breakfast and a decaff coffee
Lunch brown rice risotto with onion, mushrooms, peppers and mixed beans (made in bulk to cover a few days)
Dinner. Cheese salad
No snacks

Good idea to do this

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Sat 30-Jun-12
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Friday's menu

Breakfast  -   Porridge made with skimmed milk, with strawberries

Lunch  -  Tinned tuna salad with a teaspoon of mayonnaise 

Dinner  -  Omelette with bacon, mushrooms, broccoli and a little bit of grated cheese, with lettuce and       tomato

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Sat 30-Jun-12
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Friday
Breakfast
Porridge with milk
Lunch
4 rice cakes and an apple
Dinner
Brown rice veg risotto
Cheats
Piece of vanilla sponge and 4 triangles of Toblerone (whoops)

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Sat 30-Jun-12
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Friday's meals

 

Omelet with tomato & fresh basil

 

Cold chicken with mixed salad

 

Two small hard-boiled eggs, chopped up with some butter & herbs plus another mixed salad

 

Lots of water & weak decaf tea throughout the day.

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Sun 1-Jul-12
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Saturday's meals

 

A hard-boiled egg (as I wasn't feeling hungry) dipped in Furikake seasoning.....I has it with a few thin sticks of celery & a few leaves of endive.

 

3 smallish home-made hambughers, with garlic, chopped spring onion greens & lots of herbs de Provence. Then a large mixed salad, including endive, both the red Treviso & the cream Witloof, lettuce, Spring onion, grated carrot, cucumber, olive oil & a squeeze of lemon.

 

A small slice of ham with a poached egg.   

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

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Mon 2-Jul-12
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Sunday's meals 

 

No breakfast, I couldn't face it.

 

Brunch instead at 11.45am:  2 pieces of thick feather steak (beef) with cooked whole cherry tomatoes. Cooked in my cast-iron skillet. You have to cook feather steaks at a lower temperature than usual steaks & for longer, then you get a delicious succulent pink steak with a crispy outside. Mine, from Waitrose via Ocado, was surprisingly tender. Green salad with lots of fresh basil.

***** It was the tastiest steak I have had in a couple of years. Waitrose has only had these recently & you can ask for them to be cut either thick or thin & at the moment it costs £9.99 per kg. Very good value I thought.  I bought 4 thick ones for £4.75......extremely good value I thought. I have the other 2 in the fridge at the moment, awaiting inspiration....ponder

 

Evening meal:  A piece of Salmon fillet, cooked in a foil parcel with lots of fresh dill & a squeeze of lemon juice plus a pinch of Marigold Bouillon powder, white pepper..... Steamed chard with butter.

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

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Mon 2-Jul-12
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The weekend was a write off (figured it may be) but the menu today:

 

Breakfast: Porridge made with water and butter and a bit of sweetener

 

Mid-morning: 2 x hard boiled eggs and a few slices of gammon (this is essentially my second breakfast that bridges the gap between the 5:30am breakfast and 12 lunch), decaf coffee with skimmed milk (hardly worth the effort but helped)

 

Lunch: Butternut currry (Harcombe Diet recipe = A-MAZ-ING!)

 

Mid-afternoon: (am hoping to avoid)

 

Dinner: Grilled chicken with ratatouille (Harcombe Diet recipe) and steamed veg

Tue 3-Jul-12
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wave  That curry is amazing Rob.  I love it.

Monday

 

Breakfast     Grapefruit

Lunch  Vegetable soup ( lots )

Dinner  2 egg omelette  with lots of veg, a little cheese  and a tomato

  A small piece of Camembert

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Tue 3-Jul-12
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Day 5 of Phase 1:

 

Breakfast:  Cold fillet of salmon, previously cooked in foil with dill. I just squeezed a little lemon juice     over it. Very moist & delicious !

 

Lunch:  2 hard-boiled eggs, mashed up with a little butter, plus a small mixed salad.

 

Dinner:  Hot roast chicken with lots of roasted garlic, butternut squash & red peppers…….. 'twas                      delicious so I ate the 2 small breasts as I hate eating them cold when they go all dry.

 

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Day 1 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  Slice of ham & 2 of those little flat peaches......Oh the bliss of fresh fruit again !! smile

 

Lunch:  Leg & part of a breast Of a previously roasted chicken. Mixed salad of a small piece ofroasted butternut squash, a couple od tiny beetroot, mixed salad leaves (from my pots in garden), cherry tomatoes, basil leaves, spring onions, Treviso endive, julienned raw carrot, dressed with olive oil & lime juice. I sprinkled Za;atar mix, salt & pepper over it to add seasoning.

 

Dinner:  Because I was so upset over the near-drowned chicken I wasn't at all hungry I just had two hard-boiled eggs & tomatoes.

*** I also broke my diet by having a large glass of strawberry vodka (which I made a few weeks ago)......it had been a very distressing day as that morning I had  alsofound 2 dead chicks in with their siblings & mother. I had spent a lot of the day in tears & upset). I have described finding the drowning hen etc.on the Good Morning thread.

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

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