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Harcombe Diet daily menus
Sat 14-Jul-12
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Hattie
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Friday, Day 11 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast: Cold home-cooked ham with melon. This is a perfect breakfast for me...I really dislike something hot most mornings.

 

Lunch: A rice cake & a perfectly ripe peach.....I really wasn't hungry.

 

Dinner:  A large omelet with prosciutto crudo ribbons inside. A tomato & red onion salad & basil leaves, garlic, olive oil & lemon dressing. Another peach. Glass of red wine.

 

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

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Friday

 

Breakfast - Wholemeal toast and tomatoes  - 2 slices

 

Lunch   -  Butternut squash curry

 

Dinner  - Butternut squash curry,   glass of white wine

 

  I was hungry later on so I had a hard boiled egg and a few prawns

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danast said:

Friday

 

Breakfast - Wholemeal toast and tomatoes  - 2 slices

 

Lunch   -  Butternut squash curry

 

Dinner  - Butternut squash curry,   glass of white wine

 

  I was hungry later on so I had a hard boiled egg and a few prawns

LOL, I see you are also a fan of the butternut squash curry?

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wave I absolutely adore it.  smile  Yesterday I didn't even have it with rice or anything else.  It is filling and delicious.

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Saturday, Day 12 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  2 eggs fried on top of slices of prosciutto crudo (the ham goes all crispy & collects the yolk beautifully when cut, saving me from eating more bread).

 

Lunch: A peach & a rice cake ( I wasn't very hungry).

 

Early Dinner:  2 large pieces of salmon fillet cooked in a parcel with fresh grated ginger root, a small amount of grated garlic, toasted sesame oil, Thai basil, lime juice & spring onion greens on a bed of shredded Cos lettuce.  (this is one of my favourite meals as it is very filling but light....it makes it's own sauce). I had another beautiful peach afterwards. Oh, I also had a glass of rose wine with the salmon.

 

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Sunday, Day 13 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  2 small bananas & 1 Peach....could not face anything else !

 

Lunch:  Fresh crab salad, delish !!  Followed by a peach & some raspberries, both raw & without anything on them....I prefer them that way so no hardship.

 

Dinner: A nice thick piece of sirloin steak (a special price from Ocado this week). I just had it with tomatoes I cooked beside the steak in the griddle pan. It was a real treat & tasted wonderful. 

 

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Mon 16-Jul-12
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Saturday  

Breakfast: Wholemeal toast and tomatoes  - 2 slices

 

Lunch: Fruit salad with a dollop of fresh yoghurt.  I had a peach, a kiwi a mandarin and some strawberries      

 

Dinner: Venison stew with ratatouille  and cabbage.  This was so delicious!!    

           Glass of white wine

 

Sunday

Breakfast: Wholemeal toast and tomatoes  - 2 slices

 

Lunch: Courgette and tomato soup.   Trying to use up all these courgettes I have.  It is so easy and         quick to make

 

Dinner: I finished off the venison stew with the same veg as yesterday.  

   Glass of red wine

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Well done both of you!

Trying to enjoy life as it is

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I have already written this once but the devildevildevil ate it !!!

 

Monday, Day 14 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  A mixture of strawberries & raspberries.

 

Lunch:  2 rashers of unsmoked bacon & 3 duck livers& whole cherry tomatoes fried in olive oil, served on 2 slices of wholemeal seedy bread. I made a sauce of the pan juices & Worcestershire Sauce.......a very delicious dish, definitely to be repeated. I had a peach for afters.

 

Dinner:  A small salad of cold duck (from the freezer, with Cos lettuce, slices of orange, spring onion & beetroot. A banana afterwards. A glass of red wine.

 

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

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Nadine and Danuta, you're doing so well and making some delicious meals, well done both of you.  Aly, sorry you had to give ut ip, but you must do whats best for you.

I have too much to do to concentrate on the diet, but am still trying to keep to basic principlles and not go too much off track

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

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wave Sue, good to have you back posting on this topic. To tell you the truth, this diet really suits me.....now I have got over my attachment to biscuits & Jaffa cakes I am fine. I think it might be harder in the winter as I love pies & mashed potatoes but maybe by then I will have lost enough weight to add them back into my meals occasionally. 

Thanks for getting us interested in this diet.  big_hug

 

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

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wave I seem to be back on track with my potted version of Phase 1 and Phase 2.  But this is suiting me and I have started to lose weight again.  I am trying out various meals, but not mixing fats and carbohydrate as much as possible.  Also only eating brown rice and bread, no potatoes or sauces etc with added sugar and only having one cup of caffeine a day, decaff with skimmed milk for the rest of the time But I am having fruit and a glass of wine.  

 

Monday:  Wholemeal toast and tomatoes  - 2 slices

 

Lunch:   Grapefruit,  Courgette and tomato soup.  

 

Dinner:  Tinned tuna with a herb salad ( from the garden) with tomato, spring onion, gherkins and a                   homemade dressing.  Glass of white wine

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wave Danuta, great news that you have triggered more weight loss. I will start playing around with the diet soon but at the moment I am content with what I am eating & I certainly never feel hungry. I can't say I am full of vim & vigour but that is probably more to do with the after effects of that wretched virus....I always take a long time to fully recover.However I am sleeping much better & if I wake, I go back to sleep rather than fretting over the fact that I can't.

 

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

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Tuesday, Day 15 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  Strawberries with black pepper.

 

Lunch: Duck livers & unsmoked bacon, with tiny plum tomatoes plus one slice og wholemeal seedy bread.  It was so good yesterday I had to make it again. i_am_hungry

More strawberries afterwards.

 

Dinner: Salmon fillet, cooked with grated ginger, a little garlic infused sesame oil, lime juice & coriander, all cooked in a parcel. I had a mound of spinach with it....I love spinach as long as it is not creamed or cook to death. I did put a knob of butter on it & a squeeze of lime juice.  Glass of rose wine.  Raspberries afterwards.

 

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

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Wednesday, Day 16 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  2 small bananas

 

Early Lunch:  2 hard-boiled eggs mashed up wth a little butter & fresh basil, chives, salt & pepper, plus a rice cake & a tiny green salad.

 

Mid afternoon:  2 peaches

 

Dinner:  A sirloin steak with halved large beefsteak tomatoes, cooked on a griddle-pan.

Glass of red wine

 

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

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