So this happened yesterday:
Pictured above are all the 'banned' foods, which I have put into a box with the aim to use them up over the next few weeks. I also thought that if I consumed vast quantities of these banned foods which are (probably) zapping my energy, breaking my skin out and giving my stomach ache, then I'll get a horrifying-but-necessary before photo and will (hopefully) notice the benefits of cutting them out a lot more.
You'd be forgiven for thinking that the above foods are actually not that unhealthy:
- Sugar-free puffed rice
- Baked beans
- Black rice noodles
- Low-calorie chocolate sauce
- Pearl barley
- Peanut butter
- Chocolate protein peanut butter
- Rice paper
- Chickpea flour
- Rice flour
But nope, they have to go. I also had 3 kilos of porridge oats, 2 of which are unopened and therefore will be donated to anyone who wants them. The rest I used to make some flapjacks!
Oats are something I will miss - I love the texture, and the way they feel so warming on a winter's morning.
But then I remember that bacon, eggs and sausages exist and I don't feel so bad.
I'm off down south now to spend the weekend with my ever-increasing family, including a currently-being-born-right-now step nephew and a 5 month old pug puppy named Dudley! Hopefully a weekend of sunshine, pub gardens and play. More prep next week, including sourcing some natural skincare and bathing products.
Hoping everyone has a great weekend :-)
Recipe for the apricot and pecan flapjack can be found here.