So I hopped on the scales this morning and I’ve lost another 1lb, which I’m more than happy with. 11lbs to go!
Breakfast: A cup of coffee, and large egg boiled midway between soft and hard (see Day 1 for my method).
Dinner: I was very excited about dinner, I made whole roasted tandoori chicken. I removed the skin from a whole chicken (a great way of resisting the temptation to eat it once the chicken is cooked, although the book says you can cook chicken with the skin on), and made long gashes in the flesh. I put it in a bowl, sprinkled it very generously with a tandoori powder mix, scattered some sliced garlic and ginger over it, and then covered it is yoghurt mixed with a bit of lemon juice. Covered it with clingfilm and put it in the fridge to marinate for 6 hours (though you could do longer I had to wait for the chicken to defrost first!). Cook in a lidded roasted pan, in a preheated oven (190°/Fan 170°/Gas 5) for 20 minutes per lb/500g, plus an extra 20 minutes. Baste a couple of times during cooking. The juices should run clear when you pierce the thickest part of the bird (the bottom of the breast) with a skewer and the leg and thigh should come away from the bone easily. I had the breast meat (250g) and served it with a minty yoghurt dip (mint, yoghurt, lemon juice), and the oat bran pancake (I tried to pretend it was a chapati…).
Today I’ve been having cravings. I’m starting to have cheese withdrawl. It does not help that there’s some Danish Blue in the fridge that keeps trying to tempt me to eat it. And bread, there’s a nice wholemeal sunflower seed Polish bread in the freezer. Mmmmm, bread… I think today will be my last day of the Dukan this week, if I try to restrict myself tomorrow I think I’ll just end up cracking and have a mega splurge! What I am going to do is plan very carefully what I’m going to eat, stay under 1200 calories, be low-carb, and not deviate from it.