It’s all about choosing the lesser evil
First thing in the morning, I had to make a choice – between 1 tsp sugar in my tea OR eating 2 biscuits with a sugarless tea. Biscuits are my weakness. Ginger biscuits are my HUGE weakness. I never go as ballistic as eating the whole pack in one go, but even eating 2-3 with my tea puts me on a trip to Guiltsville. I like my morning cup of tea or coffee with 1 sugar and the rest of the day, in case I have more, I’m okay with no sugar. So I had to decide if I would give up on the sugar or the biscuits, and I took a decision that I will skip the biscuits. Hopefully, I will stick to it for March.
May be it is a sign of the universe acting to help me with my goals, a slot of 30 minutes freed up in my mornings beginning today and I grabbed those 30 minutes to do a walk-run, actually it was 35 minutes in all. I ran more than walked, compared to yesterday. happy sweats
For breakfast, I had a bowl of fresh homemade yogurt, which for some strange reason, had given up on me in the last 3 months or so. I added a teaspoon of liquid nolen gur* for a bit of sweetness, so delicious! Next time, I shall reduce it to 1/2 tsp as it was quite sweet this time.
Read my tips on how to make yogurt at home.
Usually, Mondays are supposed to be my fast days, which means I (try to) stick to 500 cals or less for the whole day, as a part of the 5-2 lifestyle I follow. Today I had to attend a family function where it would not augur well to leave without eating lunch, so I postponed my fast day to tomorrow and decided to have a normal eating day today. That’s the beauty of the 5-2 and the flexibility it offers. Okay, a lot of questions may be popping in your head now or you may be even get very ‘judgey’ thoughts like “HAW! She follows a fad diet!”. Deep breaths. Tomorrow being my fast day, I shall write a bit on this way of life and I’m open to your questions too – leave me a comment.
So that’s the ‘half full meals’ part of the post title. However, I am proud that I did not belt 4 courses of rice, triple helpings of chips and double portions of akkaravadisal (a kickass dessert). I took small portions of everything and ensured I didn’t come away feeling like a beached whale. Trust me, this requires a lot of special skills. And restraint. Especially when everything that wants to take a place on your banana leaf is more delicious than the previous item.
To balance out the somewhat heavy lunch, I had a Bhel and another cup of yogurt for dinner.
This bhel recipe totally stuck to my rules of #getfitMarch 🙂
How to make a Healthy Bhel:
#GetFitMarch - Yogurt, Half Full Meals and Bhel
- 1 cup moong green sprouts - blanched
- Handful puffed rice
- onions tomato coriander Finely chopped , ,
- Lemon juice
- Coriander mint chutney
- Tamarind date chutney (optional)
- 1 tbsp peanuts roasted
- Lemon juice
- Mix together.