Being a Fussy Foodie

Food Diary

I recently had a  follow up consultation with my dietitian (part of the service provided by YORKTEST), scheduled three months after my initial consultation. During this three month period the focus was to treat my clostridium and remove the newly restricted foods found on my food intolerance test results.

I feel much better than I did three months ago, mainly lots more energy, but still not 100% so now I am on a new mission, to attempt to rid my body of the candida overgrowth, recently confirmed on my Gut test. For anyone attempting an anti candida diet they will know that it can be complex so I have decided to start a “Food Diary” , to help keep trak of what I am eating.

My food restrictions are:
Sugar Free & Yeast Free  (due to candida diet), intolerant to: gluten, dairy, eggs, some oily fish and cashew nuts.

Also as part of a healthy balanced diet and avoid energy lows I am aiming to eat 5 times a day; three main meals and two proper snacks (all of which must contain some protein). Each main meal needs to be eaten slowly with a balance of 1/4 carbs, 1/4 protein and 1/2 vegetables.

I thought I would share my first weeks Food Diary with you all, so you can see how I am getting on:

Food diary day 1 – Wednesday, 17 June
Breakfast Mixture of Oats and Puffed Rice Cereal with 1/2 soya milk & 1/2 rice milk. Topped with sprinkle of linseed, flaked almonds and sunflower seeds.
Snack A few strawberries with soya yogurt, sprinkled with linseed, sunflower seeds and Puffed Rice Cereal.
Lunch 1/2 a tomato, 1 carrot, small piece of ham and a chunk of cucumber.
Snack 1/2 an apple, some wafer thin chicken, handful plain crisps, 5 walnuts.
Dinner Corn pasta with sauce of roast chicken, leeks, grated carrot, tomato and sprinkled with some seeds. Then post meal 3 brazil’s and 1/2 an apple.
Other Pint of 100% Apple juice watered down (90% water), mug of hot frothy oatly.

 

Food diary day 2 – Thursday, 18 June:
Breakfast Porridge made with oatly and a splash of rice milk, topped with tsp of desiccated coconut and some linseed.
Snack An apple, selection of seeds and a small piece of roast chicken.
Lunch Some thin sliced roast chicken, 3 corn thins and a tomato.
Snack 7 strawberries, tbsp flaked almonds, tsp linseed, tbsp Puffed Rice Cereal and a tsp desiccated coconut.
Dinner 1/2 a corn on the cob with a small jacket potato topped with mixed of bacon, chickpeas, spring greens and seeds. Then 2 cubes of 90% dark choc, 4 brazil’s and 8 cherries.

 

Food diary day 3 – Friday, 19 June
Breakfast Puffed Rice Cereal made with oatly and a splash of rice milk topped with linseed’s, sunflower seeds, tsp desiccated coconut and tsp flaked almonds.
Snack Chunk of pepper with houmous sunflower seeds and 2 corn thins.
Lunch Small cold jacket potato topped with handful of chickpeas, small avocado, salad of: radish, lettuce, grated carrot and sesame seeds.
Snack Handful of nuts.
Dinner Homemade chips with small steak, green beans and 1/2 grilled tomato. Then 8 cherries, few nuts and 2 cubes of 90% dark choc.
Other Pint of 100% Apple juice watered down with naturally sparkling water (90% water)

 

Food diary day 4 – Saturday, 20 June
Breakfast Bowl of oats and Puffed Rice Cereal, made with oatly and a splash of rice then topped with sprinkle of seeds and a few nuts.
Snack 8 cherries with some nuts and seeds.
Lunch Small cold jacket potato topped with handful of chickpeas, small avocado, salad of: radish, lettuce, thyme, grated carrot, 1/2 tomato and sesame seeds. Then a few nuts, 5 strawberries and 2 cubes of 90% dark choc.
Snack A few nuts and 2 cherries.
Dinner BBQ with 1 gluten free sausage, 1 homemade satay chicken drumstick with a salad, cooked beetroot, beans and 1 small potato. Then 8 strawberries topped with chopped nuts, linseed and a splash of coconut milk.
Other Mug of hot frothy soya milk, pint of 100% Apple juice watered down with naturally sparkling water (90% water)

 

Food diary day 5 – Sunday, 21 June
Breakfast Porridge made with oatly and a splash of rice milk, topped with linseed and flaked almonds.
Snack Strawberries with plain soya yogurt, linseed and flaked almonds.
Lunch Mixed salad with chickpeas, 3 corn thins with dairy free spread and 1 chicken drumstick.
Snack
Dinner Brown Rice Noodles with stir fry of my Sweet Chili Sauce, king prawns, and lots of veggies. Then 2 cubes of 90% dark choc, 5 strawberries and handful of nuts. 
Other Pint of 100% Apple juice watered down with naturally sparkling water (90% water), Mug of hot frothy soya milk with 100% cocoa powder.

 

Food diary day 6 – Monday, 22 June
Breakfast Bowl of oats and Puffed Rice Cereal, made with oatly then topped with linseed’s.
Snack 1/2 apple with soya yogurt, few nuts, sprinkle of linseed’s, desiccated coconut and cocoa.
Lunch Handful of Anglesey potato crisps with salad of avocado, sesame seeds, thyme radish, lettuce, cucumber, and some chickpeas.
Snack 2 oat cakes with sugar free peanut butter and 1/2 an apple.
Dinner 3 oat cakes with dairy free spread then topped with crayfish and a celery and squash soup. Then 1/2 apple, few nuts and 2 cubes of 90% dark choc.
Other Mug of hot frothy oatly milk with a tiny squeeze of Agave Nectar

 

Food diary day 7 – Tuesday, 22 June
Breakfast Bowl of oats and Puffed Rice Cereal, made with soya milk then topped with linseed’s and desiccated coconut.
Snack Some stewed gooseberries. Topped with a mixture of oats, desiccated coconut , tsp of peanut butter and some nuts (blended to make a crumble).
Lunch Mug of squash and celery soup, with a small cray fish salad and 3 corn thins.
Snack 3 oat cakes with dairy free spread then topped with crayfish
Dinner Real chip shop fish and chips: 1/2 fish (no batter), some chips and lots of peas.
Other Pint of 100% Apple and Mango juice watered down with naturally sparkling water (90% water), Appletiser watered down with naturally sparkling water (90% water).

NB. In my food diary I have not included all the water and mugs of Ginger tea I drink.

So that’s it week 1 of my food diary, so far things are going good. I am reintroducing potato to my diet which is going well and once my packet of 90% choc is finished, which is a tad naughty for me, I wont be buying anymore. Love to know what you think of my food diary; any tips, thoughts or questions are really appreciated.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Cheryl Whitlock
    June 26, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Hi Miranda – I am intolerant to Yeast and struggle with not be able to have anything sweet, but my result has only come out as a 1.
    I think that I have candida and have thought about having the gut test – would you recommend it?
    I also keep a food diary, I think it is a good way of keeping track of what you eat, as sometimes you don’t realise until you see it on paper!
    I have a sugar free receipe for carrot cake that I could e-mail to you if you like? It is from my Nutritionalist that I used to see in London her name is Vicky Edgeson, she used to do that diet doctor programme on channel 5 a few years ago. Are you eating bananas?
    Anyway, let me know if you would like me to e-mail any receipes to you.
    I think your food diary is very good. Very good selection of foods.
    Regards Cheryl

    • Reply
      Miranda
      June 26, 2009 at 2:43 pm

      Hello Cheryl. Thanks for the thoughts on the food diary.
      I found the gut test really worked for me, having suspected I had candida over growth this confirmed it and also highlighted other gut floral balance issue I was not aware of, one that was easily treatable. For me it was really worth the money and combined with a food intolerance test gave me a really holistic overview of what was wrong with my gut and what I then needed to be eating as a result.
      I would love to see the sugar free carrot cake recipe – I eat bananas as a treat, so would be great to try. I have two cake recipes that I need to publish both of which with a little tweaking I think are suitable for you too. Keep in touch. Miranda.

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