I'm officially on a diet. It's a long time since I've tried to lose weight, but I need to cut out sugar anyway (doctor's orders) and eat more fibre (ditto) so I figured I might as well go the full hog and get into that pair of jeans that I never got to wear because it was two sizes too small. Eeek.
Last Friday I set myself up with e-diets and got my first week's plan, which so far I've been following, well, not quite to the letter, but closely all the same. All I've done since then is eat.
I guess the problem is that I've gone for a low-sugar, high-fibre diet, and meals that contain little or no sugar come in generous portions. Spreading the calorie load evenly throughout the day (doctor's orders again) means that I'm. constantly. eating.
Take yesterday for example. In the morning I had to plough through 100 gr of wholegrain cereal (3 times the single portion amount), 1 slice of wholemeal bread with butter and honey, 1 banana and a few grapes. By the time I finished eating, it was time to start thinking about my next meal. Lunch was two cheese and tomato sandwiches and a glass of juice, then I had an afternoon snack and a massive chicken and veg stir fry for dinner. I wonder if they're banking on weight loss through overuse of the jaws.
I'd better have lost some weight by Friday. I'll be very unamused if all this eating has been for nothing.