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The week where I went to Cornwall and ate junk food

Week 33: Monday 23rd August - Sunday 29th August 2021

This week I have mainly been eating a lot of junk food.

I've been on holiday in Cornwall for most of the week - and eating healthily whilst on holiday - especially when surrounded by other people who are eating junk food - is near impossible.

My lunch on one of the days was a full English breakfast, followed by a flapjack snack in the afternoon. The next day's lunch consisted of a packet of crisps, a piece of fudge and a chocolate chip cookie. Evening meals were things like BBQ food, BBQ food leftovers, fish & chips - all washed down with generously sized sloshes of red wine.

A weekend of more junk food

On Friday evening I return home from my holiday and decide I may as well finish the week as I started - by indulging myself in even more unhealthy eating. I order an Indian takeaway on the Friday night; I have leftover Indian takeaway for lunch on Saturday; I have Italian takeaway on the Saturday evening; and I have leftover Italian takeaway on the Sunday evening.

This week has definitely been the most junk food I've eaten in a long time!

Some restaurant recommendations

In fairness, some of the junk food I've been eating this week has been really good quality food. Perhaps not so good for losing weight - but definitely high quality occasional treat food. Here are a few of the places I've eaten from this week.

Salkaara Indian, Cardiff

Salkaara is one of the most highly rated Indian restaurants in Cardiff. In 2019 it was rated as Cardiff's top restaurant on TripAdvisor - and today it is still in the top few places. It's one of my favourite Indian restaurants in Cardiff (along with Mowgli's Indian which comes in a close second place for me). After almost eight months of eating healthily it was lovely to treat myself to a Salkaara Indian takeaway this weekend! :)


Stefano's Italian, Cardiff

I'd also highly recommend Stefano's, a quaint and friendly Italian restaurant in Cardiff, offering both dine-in and takeaway options. They even do 'proper' spaghetti carbonara - made with eggs, pancetta and black pepper (as opposed to the sickly British version of carbonara, made with cream). The desserts are amazing too - especially the homemade tiramisu (see the picture at the bottom of this page).


Sanders Fish and Chips, Hayle (Cornwall)

Finally, if you're ever in Hayle, Cornwall you should definitely visit Sanders Fish and Chips restaurant. This place is a cut above the average fish and chip shop and lives up to it's amazing reviews - the battered fish was probably the most non-greasy, delicious and fresh tasting fish I've ever had.

Relaxed, recharged and sleepy

By the end of the week I'm feeling super chilled out and relaxed. I feel mentally recharged; all of the stress and illness I've been talking about in recent weeks now seems a dim and distant memory.

The not so positive outcome of this week is that I'm now about a half a kilo heavier than I was before I went away. My body feels well rested - but heavy, stretchy and sleepy.

The idea of having to get going with my weight loss journey again from tomorrow is completely unappealing to me at this moment in time.

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This week I have been eating...

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two cups of black coffee.

Snack: None today.

Lunch: Two boiled eggs on one piece of brown buttered toast, with spinach.

Snack: A packet of salt and vinegar crisps.

Dinner: BBQ food (a beef burger with onion, a turkey steak, grilled halloumi, a side salad). Two glasses of red wine.

Snack: None today.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two or three cups of black coffee throughout the morning.

Snack: A caramel, almond and sea salt snack bar from Kind Snacks.

Lunch: Two boiled eggs on one piece of brown buttered toast, with spinach.

Snack: A packet of salt and vinegar crisps.

Dinner: Leftover BBQ food from previous night (a beef burger with onion, a turkey steak, a side salad). Two glasses of red wine.

Snack: None today.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two cups of black coffee.

Snack: None today.

Lunch: Full English breakfast with a cup of black coffee.

Snack: A berry and yoghurt flapjack.

Dinner: Two boiled eggs on one piece of brown buttered toast, with spinach. A Turkey steak (leftover from Monday's BBQ)

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two cups of black coffee.

Snack: None today.

Lunch: A packet of salt and vinegar crisps, a piece of fudge and a chocolate chip cookie.

Snack: A cup of tea with milk.

Dinner: Fish and chips from Sanders Fish and Chips, Hayle Two glasses of red wine.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two cups of black coffee.

Snack: None today.

Lunch: A packet of salt and vinegar crisps, a chocolate chip cookie, a caramel, almond and sea salt snack bar from Kind Snacks .

Snack: None today.

Dinner: Indian takeaway from Salkaara, Cardiff (Chicken tikka masala, pilaf rice, peshwari naan, poppadoms).

Snack: None today.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two cups of black coffee.

Snack: None today.

Lunch: Leftover Indian takeaway from Friday evening.

Snack: None today.

Dinner: Italian takeaway from Stefano's, Cardiff (Penne amatriciana, Lasagne, Tiramisu). A glass of red wine.

Snack: None today.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two or three cups of black coffee throughout the morning.

Snack: None today.

Lunch: Three scrambled eggs on one piece of brown, buttered toast, with spinach.

Snack: None today.

Dinner: Leftovers from Saturday evening's Italian takeaway. A glass of sparkling water.

Snack: None today.

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