In line with the contents of my more recent diet, this post is called Nachos and Beer. OK, maybe there wasn’t that much beer (or not as much as I would have liked), but nachos definitely played a recurring role in my daily regime.
Nachos, handfuls of Haribos and toast. Toast with ham, toast with jam and toast with toast. Apart from being incredibly bored from my diet, I also feel increasingly exhausted. I am still breastfeeding in the mornings and evenings. Thanks to Pea’s dairy intolerance, I am also still living completely dairy free – which means that a lot of my diet staples such as cheese, yogurt and pastries have disappeared without adequate replacement.
Time is my worst enemy when it comes to making healthy choices. In theory, I know what I am supposed to eat and how much of it. In reality though, grabbing a few slices of bread from the freezer and popping them into the toaster is so much easier than chopping veg after a long day with two small children. Add to that the inability to sit down for a meal (just way too hyper), and out comes not only an unhealthy diet, but also way too small portions.
On the upside, I haven’t even thought about a diet and yet my baby fat has almost completely vanished. From the initial 17 kilos I had put on (2.7 stone), a meagre 4 pounds are left. On the downside, my mood is even lower than my weight. I am feeling washed-out, irritable and tired – despite sleeping for eight hours every night.
I need to change my diet. DESPERATELY! Everybody around me seems to be on a healthy eating quest. Check out Mrs B, who’s training for a marathon, Lisa Gusto, who went on a juice cleanse (looking ridiculously radiant, but not for me, I am afraid) or Margarita, who is looking to find a happy healthy balance.
And as I am so out of tune that I can’t even imagine how to eat healthily anymore, I am going to kick-start my lifestyle changes with a food delivery. A diet on my doorstep. Someone else will wrack their brains, go to the market and sweat over pots and pans (but hopefully not into them).
I have done it before and loved it. Previously, I have ordered from Bodychef and SoulmateFood. This time, I am going to give Purepackage a try, as they do a superfoods charged post baby menu. I shall let you know how it goes and which diet delivery company does it best.