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Harcombe Diet daily menus
Tue 14-Aug-12
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Monday, Day 42 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  3 mashed up hard-boiled eggs & 2 rice cakes.

 

Lunch:  2 white peaches & a kiwi fruit.

 

Dinner:  A large helping of Serrano ham, cottage cheese & mixed salad.

A red wine spritzer.

 

[*** I am newly inspired by my 1 stone weight-loss. wave Many thanks for the encouragement from you.  big_hug]

 

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Tue 14-Aug-12
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Well done, Hattie on your weight loss.  I have been following your menus and I don't think I would feel satisfied if I followed your daily intake.  Are carbs not allowed until after Phase 2?

Tue 14-Aug-12
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Yes they are allowed, but you cannot mix them in the same meal. I do cheat a little with an occasional slice of bread. I am not a big carb eater. 

You can read about the diet here

 

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Thanks for the link.  I think I would need to get hold of a copy of the book and really study the theory and recipes.  Sounds do-able to me.  Not sure I could get my husband to agree and he's the one who needs to lose about a stone.  We eat a lot of our own home-grown veg and fruit and I cook from scratch, with occasional recourse to processed foods (eg sausages, bacon) when I'm feeling lazy.  I'm just not sure I could manage without my toast for breakfast and I know there would be looks of dismay if a meal was served without potatoes!  An after holiday project when all visitor bookings have ceased.

Wed 15-Aug-12
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Tuesday, Day 43 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  Slices of melon & a nectarine.

 

Lunch:  Pan-fried ducks' liver & bacon with cherry tomatoes.  [Jolly delicious & very filling]

 

Dinner:  Slices of smoked salmon, 2 hard-boiled eggs & cucumber raita. [Yes , I know I should not eat smoked stuff but I found a small packet in the freezer & couldn't resist it...whistle]

 

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Wed 15-Aug-12
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You do seem to eat very little Nadine.
I have gone back to the decaff, gradually cutting down on the caffeine. I am going to slowly change things and re do phase one when I feel ready. I also miss having my toast for breakfast so once phase one is done will allow it a couple of times a week. My mood at present is very low and I know this way of eating improves it.

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Wed 15-Aug-12
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big_laugh  You would not say that if you saw the size of my plate & the amount on it, Aly.

Mind you I do think a lot of people (& I am not meaning you) eat far too much, especially sweet stuff & snacking between meals.  I know I got into the habit of this & the more sugar I consumed the more I craved it.  Now I know that if I feel hungry at any time I just prepare more food for the next meal & have it a little earlier.  I don't eat between meals any more.  I promise you I am not depriving myself of food just to loose weight & I really enjoy what I eat.  I still have a glass of wine or a spritzer most evenings, occasionally two.  laugh

I am trying to persuade myself to eat a more substantial breakfast as I know that would even out my food intake but for years I didn't do this because it made me feel ill. I find  I can now eat a couple of mashed up hard-boiled eggs & a rice cake & I don't feel so bad. So that is progress. Thank goodness for my lovely hens & a glut of eggs.

I think we all have to feel our own way through this diet.  I am not as active as you are so I don't need as much food to keep me going.....also I am not vegetarian....I eat a lot of meat & fish.

Good luck to you & finding what is best for you.  big_hug

 

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Thu 16-Aug-12
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Wednesday, Day 44 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  3 mashed up hard-boiled eggs & a rice cake.

 

Lunch:  5 slices of Serrano ham & half a Cantaloupe melon.  A white peach afterwards.

 

Dinner: A large bundle of asparagus with soft boiled eggs. I love dipping the asparagus in the egg yolks. I made a garlicky olive oil & lemon juice dressing for the asparagus. I also had a piece of wholemeal seedy bread to mop up my plate !!  laugh

 

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Fri 17-Aug-12
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Thursday, Day 45 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  3 mashed up hard-boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes & a rice cake.

 

Lunch: 2 nectarines

 

Dinner: 2 thick veal chops pan fried with little Padron peppers (my favourites) & cherry tomatoes, plus steamed asparagus.  

[The English rose veal chops were organic & a special flash sale, 50% off, bargain from Ocado. I marinaded them in perry, olive oil, dried savory & garlic before pan frying. I added the marinade right at the end of cooking to make a great gravy. I have another pack of two chops in the freezer; a great tasty bargain as usually veal is so expensive I don't buy it.]

I had a glass of red wine with my meal & another nectarine afterwards.

 

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Sat 18-Aug-12
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Friday, Day 46 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  Strawberries & a nectarine.

 

Lunch: 4 slices of tongue & a large helping of tomato & red onion salad. A nectarine afterwards.

 

Supper: Egg & ham salad.  I could not face cooking or preparing anything....it was so warm & sticky.

I finished the meal by eating a whole punnet of strawberries & drinking a very large red wine spritzer.....!!  wine  tongue

 

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Sun 19-Aug-12
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This is the second time I've posted this....the system ate my post.....aargh

 

Saturday, Day 47 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  Strawberries & grapes.

 

Late lunch:  Chicken thighs, marinated in oriental style. Soy sauce, lime juice, grated ginger & garlic, sprin onion greens & chilli oil (my own). Cooked in the halogen oven which mean they come out as if grilled but with a lovely sauce from the marinade. They are both tender & juicy & very tasty.  I had them with brown Basmati rice done in the microwave. I usually hate brown rice as mine tends to come out too sticky, globby & heavy. This brown Basmati was wonderful & very tasty so now I am converted. I know I should not be eating carbs with meat but I wanted it, so I cheated.  I cooked extra chicken & rice so I could have some later cold.

A nectarine & strawberries afterwards.

 

Supper:  Cold chicken thighs & a cold brown rice salad containing fresh herbs, cos lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber,red onions, mooli, red sweet pepper & grapes.

 

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Mon 20-Aug-12
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Sunday, Day 48 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  A banana & strawberries.

 

Lunch:  Cold chicken, ham & hard-boiled eggs, with a mixed salad. A nectarine afterwards.

 

Supper: Scrambled eggs on wholemeal seedy toast. Some grapes & a nectarine.

Too hot to eat much....smile

 

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Mon 20-Aug-12
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You are doing so well an occasional cheat is allowed!

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Mon 20-Aug-12
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wave Thanks Aly, that's what I think too !  smile  Mind you the last couple of days have been a bit of a temptation to hit the ice-cream in the freezer...........whistle  So far, so good but if it gets any hotter I might give in.   laugh

 

Still soon Danuta will be back on the diet.....Wednesday she said I think, then I won't be so alone & feeling silly about posting my menu every day.  

 

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I am restarting tomorrow as I have a clear 5 days with no visitors and no meals out. Also with the hot weather I will be happy with salad. I have got my caffeine intake back down to one a day so it will not be hard to lose. This time I hope to stay off it. I have found some little one serve sachets of decaff I keep in my bag to manage when I am away from home.

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