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Is it possible to diet on leftover BBQ food?

Monday, June 25, 2012

I am determined to say YES IT IS!

At least, so far so good....

A bit peckish this morning, probably because my stomach is all stretched from eating too much in previous days. So I'm having a little lunch at 11am. I didn't want to eat too much because 11am is a very early lunch. I will probably be hungry again by 1pm...

And pretty much everything in my fridge is leftover BBQ food. Last night I froze any left over BBQ'd burgers, sausages and chicken etc. I was tempted to throw it away to avoid temptation, but actually I'm not sure if that might be a little over the top or panicked.

So instead I froze everything and thought to myself that I could always chop a single burger patty into a veggie based pasta sauce, or do other inspired things with the other leftovers.

There's also a combination of fatty supermarket salads and healthy home made salads in the fridge. So I'm combining them on my plate so that I'm getting a little taste of everything.

For lunch I rummaged up a small portion of shop made couscous (Moroccan), with a big dollop of the home made coleslaw I created with an oil/vinegar dressing.

Everybody who came to the BBQ brought burger buns and rolls! I have so much bread in my house it's crazy. And bread is one of my trigger foods because I often add fattening toppings like butter, cheese and sauces. I already had a bread roll for breakfast today so I've frozen all the long-dated bread, and the less fresh bread has been thrown into the garden for the birds.

Later tonight I think I might try mixing some of the left over (tomato-based) pasta salad in with a chopped up burger patty. Coupled with some of the left over lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes that I'd cut up for the BBQ. Actually, that sounds great. I hope it tastes as good as it sounds.

I have just finished my little 11am lunch, and funnily enough, I still feel hungry. I know it's just because I am accustomed to eating much too much... so instead of going back for seconds just yet, I might go do something physical to take my mind off it. After a few days my body will get used to eating more healthily... it always does!

Now... if I could just think of something healthy to do with all that left over icecream!

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OOLALA53 6/25/2012 2:31PM

    Yes, it is possible and even desirable in my book. I freeze leftovers and sweets all the time with good results. Balance the heavy foods with lighter ones and more fiber and you have a delicious meal with lots less trouble. You lose your fear of them and therefor end up acting more sanely later down the line than when you swear off them and can't be around them without an anxiety attack. emoticon

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