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Nachos and beer

Had to resort to Rioja in the absence of beer

Had to resort to Rioja in the absence of beer

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.


  1. Poor you with cutting out dairy. Pure Package looks good and I know I always feel great if I put nutritious and delicious food in my body! x

  2. i’m doing whole30 right now, its crazy….but i’m 17 days in so finding a groove. and the best part is the energy, g/f! the energy!

  3. I am terribly cynical about diets and cleanses (I like real food like the above!) but everytime I feel I’ve been eating too many carbs and cheese and drinking too much wine, I spend a day on weetabix and loads of kiwi fruit. Then I feel Aaaah!

  4. I’ve been swapping out one meal a day with a Simple Green Smoothie (, trying to shift a few pounds and get an extra immune system boost as well. My skin has been clearer and generally I feel healthier all round. I found it so tough keeping away from bread – especially as the Huzz has become quite the artisan bread maker these days! Good luck with your new food delivery plan – just not having to think about what to shop for will be a weight off your mind.
    PS – the little white easter bunnies and chicks were from the Netherlands – you were spot on with the comment that they looked European!

  5. Ah healthy eating is so hard to do when you have a baby to look after…..I was lucky if i remembered to eat at all! x

  6. I’m with you on that one. I’ve got days when my diet is saintly and even more days when it’s not. My son’s diet’s great because I make sure he eats well which leaves no time for my own 🙂 I’m pregnant with my second child and I just know that once she’s born I’ll probably stop eating altogether… No time, no will 😉

  7. Its impossible isn’t it. My little sausage was born in August last year and I’m really struggling with health eating. Sometimes he goes to bed and I suddenly realised I haven’t eaten all day apart from the crusts I cut off his toast!

  8. Muesli with fruit juice instead of milk? Or with almond milk or one of the other alternatives? Quite filling, and makes a change from toast.

    Or nuts. I think snacking on nuts is good.

  9. ooohhh! I am all ears on this one and please write the review when you get a chance. Pre baby I used to survive on coffee and cigarettes with some sushi for good measure. She is 2 and I’m nowhere near what I used to be before her. On a good note, I feel good that she sees me eating three meals a day, however I feel like a good cleanse and weight loss is a necessity, especially in this never ending winter.
    I look forward to your review and good luck.

  10. It’s very hard, isn’t it? I seemed to live on toast for about 4 years. However, partly because Eight was running into some health issues we did a massive family change and none of us eat dairy now, and only whole grains. Chopping veggies is a massive bore but I find that if I cook one giant pot of something or other then I only have to do it once every few days. Then what has saved us is smoothies – just chuck fruit, veg, nuts, seeds, whatever into the blender and it’s totally delicious and you don’t have to cook it. Or you can heat it up in a minute and it’s soup. We have roughly been following Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s plan (Eat for Life) and Eight read his book for kids and converted herself, but I think anything you do that makes you feel better and takes the pressure off when you have small ones is good enough. Life’s difficult enough.

  11. If I were you I’d get myself a pile of red onions, tomatoes, peppers, glug of olive oil, lemon juice, basil, garlic …mix it all up, stick it in a tub and it’ll last for days in the fridge. Stick it on your toast and have a yummy bruchetta everyday. 🙂 My little girl was dairy free for the first year. Soya milk, meat and lots of veg (I used to freeze the veg in job lots in ice cube trays …so easy).

    Jackie @ Minerva Collection

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  13. Oh thank you!!
    Now my boys are 9 an 5 I can finally do a fast. You need to be quite selfish 🙂
    Just reading about healthy eating for pregnant/nursing women now on my naturopathic course v interesting! XXX L

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