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Day 36: Broad Beans & Eating Out Success

on July 12, 2013

Today I went out for lunch and managed to stay pretty much spot on with the diet. I had the most exquisite salad of warm beetroot, which was so sweet and not at all vinegary, baby broad beans, watercress and cubes of goat cheese…I didnt want it to end! After the soup for a starter I was luckily too full for dessert so wasn’t tempted there!

beet and broad bean salad

Food Diary: Day 36

Breakfast: Menopause Smoothie – see breakfast recipe page

Lunch: Pea and Ham Soup, Beetroot, baby broad bean, watercress and goats cheese salad

Dinner: Green salad, grated carrot, mixed bean salad, felafels, pine nuts and raisins

Snacks & Drinks: Herbal tea, 3 squares dark chocolate

broad beans

Broad beans are an excellent vegetable source of protein and fibre – a winning combination for weight loss. A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2010 found that overweight women on a high-protein, high-fibre diet lost more weight than those on the standard high-carbohydrate, low-fat regime that currently forms the basis of government “healthy eating” advice. Broad beans are also rich in both folate and B vitamins, which we need for nerve and blood cell development, cognitive function and energy.

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