Day Three

 

Today I ran 3.7 miles in 32 mins, don’t know if that’s good, but I ate a big bar of fruit and nut chocolate in the evening and I know for sure that is bad. Hell, thanks to the run it’s spare calories right?

Wrong!

Probably, should stop eating chocolate. I always crave something sweet after meals though, so I’ve decided to replace my after dinner treat with yogurt, nuts, fruit and seeds.

Add chocolate to room 101!

nut

I read a really interesting article today (click here) about vegetarian sausages and burgers, which are often the  healthier option when it comes down to fat content or calories. But if you’re trying to avoid high salt content in your foods, many of the vegetarian products contain as much or more than the meat versions.

After reading that I had Quorn Sausages with a rice salad. Yes, of course I checked the salt content, and I even put them head to head with some Asda pork & apple sausages:

The pork sausages (100g)                                                                                                                                 Quorn sausages (100g)

Calories = 253                                                                                                                                                        Calories = 111

Fat = 16.7g                                                                                                                                                               Fat = 3.8g

Salt = 1.3g                                                                                                                                                                 Salt = 1g

As you can see, a massive difference in the calories and fat. It’s good news for me because I prefer Quorn sausages to pork ones anyway. Also, out of the vegetarian products I’ve looked at Quorn is almost always the best option. These are being promoted to my quick fix pescatarian locker.

So, since I started this blog I’ve had frozen Quorn burgers, frozen Quorn sausages and a falafel wrap from the takeaway – which could also have been frozen. I wouldn’t have had this much frozen stuff if I was eating meat, so from tomorrow I’m going to get creative and cook something I’ve never made before.

 

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