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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Fresh fruit salad

A FRESH FRUIT SALAD is one of the reasons I love summer! There's nothing more refreshing than a cool scoop of fruit, especially for BREAKFAST. We believe eating fruit and yoghurt was a great contributor to our weight loss (see what we think here).
Buying fruit when it's cheaper should mean it's at its sweetest, and you shouldn't need to add a lot of sugar.
This huge bowlful contains strawberries, melon, cherries, nectarines and mango. There's plenty here for our favourite summer breakfast - full fat Greek yoghurt topped with fresh fruit. It also goes well with cheese - something like Gouda, Jarlsberg or soft Brie.
RECIPE TIP: If you find the strawberries just a little too 'tart', sprinkle with a small teaspoon of sugar and just leave this to marinate for 10 minutes before stirring into the rest of the fruit. You could also make a SUGAR SYRUP: place 2 large tablespoons of castor sugar into a saucepan, add about 50ml of water and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool, then mix into the fruit. Keep chilled.
And just because fruit is deemed as 'healthy' doesn't mean you can eat as much as you like. Find out how many calories are in your bowlful and work out how much you want to include in your daily calorie allowance. Watching the number of calories will soon become second nature.
We relaxed happily into our weight loss regime - of eating 4 days 'on' and 3 days 'off' - which soon became second nature. We realised calories do count, and over a period of time, just a small amount of overeating can add up to weight gain. It was that little voice in my head which kept me from over eating; because I was eating what I wanted and could have ANYTHING I fancied I was in control. A small psychological twist that has (in the end) stopped me thinking about food all the time. Unlike most 'diets' out there, where you can't eat this or that and you end up eating it anyway - once you find an excuse or feel grumpy.
REMEMBER: We all have a calorie allowance - do you know yours?
We began our weight loss journey in January 2011 - and began our blog in June 2011. Here's a link to the first post. (here's the link).
We like to post our main meals to show you what CAN be eaten. You won’t find us posting every last morsel though – but we hope this gives you an idea of how far calories can go! I'm currently going through the photographs and replacing them with more website friendly versions which will allow the blog to load quickly. 
Read about our UNIQUE METHOD of weight loss and find out how you can lose weight eating the food you love.
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