“A hungry man can’t see right or wrong. He just sees food.” Pearl S. Buck
I’ve been following the Intermittent Fasting approach to weight loss since 20th November 2012 … and two 300 calorie intakes (250 calories for women) are part of the plan. When Christmas came around I eased up and have missed days here and there like my birthday and when I went to the London Book Fair. Still I’m around 2 stone lighter (28 lbs or 12.7 kg) six months on.
Tough at Times
One of my regular meals is porridge (oatmeal) and sultanas (Recipe to follow). I eat a lot of that and, when monotony strikes, I do something different; like …
- weigh rice
- chop up 3 fish sticks
- weigh spinach
- have stock ‘stuff’ available
- Put your rice in a small pan and cover with half a litre of water. Don’t salt it. Watch the rice as it comes to the boil and then reduce it to a simmer for around 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes add the stock to the liquid which will look quite cloudy. Stir the stock in until it is dissolved.
- Check the rice to be sure the grains are soft.
- Add the spinach and cook stir in until it is wilted and soft.
- Add the fish sticks and let it return to the simmer.
- Taste the congee to check the flavour and season to taste if needed. The stock should add enough salt but you might add some chilli sauce or, perhaps, lemon or lime juice to vary the flavour.
- Put into a large bowl and enjoy. Sup slowly and savour the flavour.