Managed to get through yesterday without any mackerel. No withdrawal either!
I made some turkey meatballs, inspired by a Weight Watchers recipe. They were pretty good, but I think I do need to have mackerel today at some point.
In very scary news, my laundry pile only contains the clothes I wore yesterday, one hand wash item, and a rain jacket I’m seriously considering binning. This is amazing.
Now give me the coffee, and let me get moving for today. I have a kitchen floor that needs cleaning.
To find smoked mackerel rehab…..
In pitta with low fat cream cheese and lettuce for lunch and planning on having it for dinner again tonight.
These are both foods I hated as a child. I would have done anything to avoid them, even once claiming to not have seen the cabbage on my plate during a power cut. Now I am older the once horribly bitter veg tastes fresh and sweet – and mackerel, as long as it’s peppered and smoked is my current addiction. Having had it two nights running for dinner I’d happily eat it again tonight.
Part of me does wonder though, how much of that is my body talking to me. When my mum went through her menopause she craved oily fish, in her case it was herring (a fish you will still never see me eat – blech) in oatmeal. Studies show that oily fish does seem to help with menopause symptoms, and I’m wondering having randomly bought and eaten mackerel, if my body is recognising the benefits and making me want to eat more.
Or maybe I just like the taste.
A few weeks ago I had pain & vomiting, doctor thinks I have gallstones. Have a scan on Monday.
It’s really difficult food wise at the moment though. I am on a virtually fat free diet. Cooking without oil or butter, no beef, pork (bacon), lamb or dairy, no eggs either. On the plus side I have lost a bit of weight, and unlike dieting for weight loss, I am not tempted to cheat, as the pain is excruciating. Downsides no fun food and due to the fact that I feel so bloated after I eat, I occasionally don’t eat enough and end up feeling rather rubbish due to low blood sugar.