After signing up for the Tesco Gi Diet yesterday I went shopping to purchase all the required ingredients for the weeks meals. I took ages locating it all in the shop, partly because I don't usually shop at this store and partly because I didn't know what the ingredients were. After spending over an hour shopping I decided that next week I'll get Tesco to deliver it to my door and save myself that task. The shop cost a lot of money again partly because of the ingredients but also because I needed to stock my cupboards of the staple products. I hope that next week it won't cost anywhere near as much.
This morning I looked forward to my first meal on the new diet. It was basically banana on toast with a sprinkle of cinnamon. This was quite encouraging because it was more than I would usually eat for breakfast and it was quite a nice meal. I enjoyed it.
|Breakfast - Banana on toast|
By 9am my tummy was rumbling and I was beinging to feel hungry, however, I was determined that, despite the vast amount of food in the kitchen, I wasn't going to give in and I was going to stick to my meal plan. I'm glad I did because I didn't really need any food and was perfectly able to wait until my lunch.
I spent the morning making food for lunch, dinner and lunch tomorrow. Lunch today basically consisted of new potatoes with chicken. I didn't add the oil or basil so this was probably much more bland that it could have been but I thought it was fine.
|Lunch, chicken and potatoes|
By 3.30pm, having had lunch at 12, I was really very hungry. I managed to, yet again, hold out and not eat anything but dinner felt like the longest wait ever. I can see that to start with my meals are going to happen as early as I think I can get away with them, so lunch at 12 and dinner at 5.30, but hopefully I'll get used to it and settle down.
Dinner was chickpea curry with rice. This was very easy to make and I was really surprised at the portion of curry I was allowed.
|Dinner - Chickpea Curry and Rice|
This completely filled me up and was really tasty. I will have to add this recipe to my section as it's definitely a keeper. Gary even asked if he was supposed to eat the whole portion as he was struggling!!
Later in the evening I had my snack, not because I was hungry but because I knew I needed to have it to follow the plan. It was a very simple snack of celery sticks and carrot with a yoghurt and onion dip. It was quite nice and nice to have something to crunch on but it certainly wasn't filling and just filled the nibbles need rather than the stomach needs. I guess you could say though that my stomach didn't need filling because of the large curry so it served it's purpose.
At the end of day 1 I was feeling fairly positive. I had spent a lot of time hungry through the day but I know that this will get better as I get used to the quantity of food. A lot of my eating has become a habit and not needed so it will get better. I feel that my energy levels were much more consistent and this gives me a lot of motivation for the future as this too can only get better. Whilst the initial cost is expensive we won't have to buy any additional items so it will prevent popping around to the corner shop which will save us money. I hope that it'll all even out and prove to be a good diet.