For the last several months, I've been seriously slacking in regard to my health. My weight has increased by five kilo's and blood pressure is up in the hyper-tension range despite taking drugs that limit this. As a result, I've become lethargic, tired and generally begun to resemble a tub of lard.
I already know I'm on borrowed time, so this really is inexcusable. So, on Monday I started eating healthier by preparing a salad a day for my main meal instead of tasty but harmful other foods. I've already dropped one kilo, feel better and my BP has dropped a little, too. The next step is back onto the cross-trainer...
My culinary creation above consists of: Mixed leaves, one boiled egg, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, a stick of celery, spring onions, sweet corn, beetroot slices, raw mushrooms, blueberry fruit, Greek feta cheese all drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and topped with a dash of honey and mustard dressing. Maybe I can re-train as a Chef?
It's still a major trauma avoiding the call of chocolate biscuits and savoury snacks, so to combat that seductiveness, I've been munching on bread-sticks. And it works!