Health

Perfect Breakfast (Suhoor)

Each year, Ramadhan brings with it a unique favourite dish. This year it was the porridge and flapjacks for suhoor which went down a treat.

Creamy Porridge 

Organic oats prepared in the usual way but add honey, chopped dates and walnuts. Sprinkle some coconut power. I made the porridge the night before and chilled in the fridge. You can top with seasonal fruit before serving. We topped ours with organic raspberries from the allotment.

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Flapjacks

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1205637/flapjack

I used the recipe above and added pecan nuts, chopped dates and chopped walnuts. They were the tastiest flapjacks we ever had and brilliant to keep you going through the day.

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Weight Loss Plan

Day 1

I am sick of my clothes not fitting properly and knowing I am carrying excess weight. No matter how many times others tell me I look fine, I won’t feel it until I am at my ideal weight again, which for me is 7lb away.

I treated myself to coffee before hitting the gym as I read somewhere that a caffeine boost before a gym work-out can be helpful. I then spent 5 minutes on the rowing machine followed by 35 minutes on the cross-trainer. For lunch I had poached egg on avocado and beetroot salad and for dinner I had baked chicken strips on salad. I snacked on nuts and made sure I drank plenty of water. I also had a yoghurt which I probably should’t have done as it is high in sugars but I figured it was better than having a biscuit.

I haven’t exercised for around six weeks so I felt achy within a couple of hours of my workout but I am sure I will sleep well tonight.