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INSIGHT : What I Ate Today – English Consumer

Name : Anna, 

Lives : Olympia

Size : 10

Mon 19th Jan

Breakfast

1 x Pot of greek yoghurt, granola + apple/blackberry compote (EAT)

1 x Cappuccino + 1 sugar From (EAT, large, skimmed milk)

1 x Apple

Mid Morning 

1 x Large pack of red grapes

Lunch

1 x Sausage and Bean Soup (Pret) 

Afternoon 

1 x Cup of instant coffee with skimmed milk + 1 sugar

Dinner

1 x Fresh tuna steak + mushroom stir fry + stir fried fresh courgette (M&S)

9pm

1 x Vodka lemonade

Tues 20th Jan

Breakfast

1 x Pot of greek yoghurt, granola + apple/blackberry compote (EAT)

1 x Cappuccino + 1 sugar From (EAT, large, skimmed milk)

Mid Morning 

1 x Cup of tea + milk + 1 sugar

1 x Large bunch of red grapes

Lunch

1 x Baked potato and baked beans + salad of runner beans/mushrooms

Afternoon Snack

1 x Handful of cashew nuts

1 x Cup of instant coffee with one sugar and soya milk

Dinner

1 x Fresh tuna steak + soy/coriander sauce (M&S) + stir fried mushrooms and courgettes in olive oil

Wed 21st Jan

Breakfast

1 x Pot of greek yoghurt, granola + apple/blackberry compote (EAT)

1 x Cappuccino + 1 sugar From (EAT, large, skimmed milk)

Mid Morning 

1 x Cup of tea + milk + 1 sugar

Lunch

1 x Mexican Bean soup (chickpeas, butter beans, red kidney beans, tomatoes, paprika) (EAT)

Afternoon Snack

1 x Bunch of fresh red grapes

Dinner

1 x Pepperoni pizza +  ½ bottle of Rose Wine  (Pizza Express)

Thursday 22nd  Jan 

Lunch

Duck spring rolls, roast chicken satay, fried rice etc. + 4 x Bellinis (Hakkasan)

Dinner

1 x Fresh grilled sea bass + broccoli

1/2 tub x Chocolate brownie ice-cream (Ben&Jerrys)

Friday 23rd Jan 

Breakfast

 3 x Scambled eggs + 1 piece of brown toast

1 x Orange juice

Lunch

1 x Vegetable soup (Covent Garden)

1 x Banana

Dinner

1 x Roast chicken and roast potatoes

1/2 tub Chocolate brownie ice-cream (Ben&Jerrys)

2 x Glasses of rose Prosecco

Is this typical of what you eat most days?

Apart from Hakkasan, this is a fairly typical week. I do eat lunch out at least once a week anyway, just not usually in somewhere like Hakkasan, so the booze and the food type there was an exception as it was a special occasion.

Ultimate Comfort Food?

Pepperoni Pizza + Phish Food Ice cream from Ben+Jerrys

 

INSIGHT : What I Ate Today – English Consumer

Actually, what I ate for 5 days…..

Gail, 26

Lives : West London

Size :  10

Monday 19th Jan

Breakfast

4 Small handful of chipolatas  with ketchup 

1 Soya strawberry yoghurt pot (Alpro) with fresh blueberries and mixed seeds (Food Doctor)

2 Pints water

Vitamins – 1000mg VitC, Multigenics multivitamins, Vitamin E & Fish oils

Lunch

¾ carton Mediterranean vegetable soup (Tesco’s own brand) 

1 Handful cashew nuts 

1 Piece of smoked cheese

2 Pints water

Dinner

2 Leftover homemade lamb meatballs 

1 Small piece of cauliflower/green bean/broccoli gratin (homemade)

1 Salad – mixed leaves (rocket/watercress) with tomatoes and basil/olive oil and lemon juice

2 Pieces low-sugar chocolate

1 Gin and slimline tonic

About 6 pints water from company water cooler – no coffee – 1 green tea

Tuesday 20th Jan

Breakfast

1  Soya Strawberry yoghurt pot (Alpro) with handful of blueberries and 1 chopped banana 

2 Pints water

Vitamins – 1000mg VitC, Multigenics multivitamins, Vitamin E & Fish oils

Mid morning

1 Cup of regular tea with Soy milk (Alpro)

Lunch

1 Grilled chicken breast with little bit of mozzarella

1 Beetroot salad

1 Handful of cashews

2-3 Caramel nut clusters (brought back from a colleague’s trip abroad)

1 Pint of water 

Dinner

1 Lentil Dahl

1 King prawns tomato and coriander sauce

2 Cups peppermint tea

5 Pints of water (from company water cooler)

Wednesday 21st Jan

Breakfast

1 Soya mango yoghurt pot (Alpro) with fresh blueberries and one chopped banana

2 Pints water

Vitamins – 1000mg VitC, Multigenics multivitamins, Vitamin E & Fish oils

Lunch

1 Beetroot salad with tuna-mayo (with Aspall organic cider vinegar)

1 Tomatoes with fresh basil

1 Red apple

Mid afternoon snack

1 Small bag of cashew nuts

Dinner

1 Greek Salad with grilled pork sausage 

Thursday 22nd Jan

Breakfast

1 Grande Soy Chai Latte (Starbucks)

1 Banana

Vitamins – 1000mg VitC, Multigenics multivitamins, Vitamin E & Fish oils

Lunch

1 Tuna and tomato salad with Food Doctor mixed seeds

Afternoon snack 

1 Small bag of peanut M&M’s

1 Satsuma

Dinner

1 Tomato beef ragu (homemade) with grilled mushrooms and grilled peppers

1 Green salad

Friday 23rd Jan

Breakfast

1 Soya yoghurt pot (Alpro) with blueberries and mixed seeds.

1 Red apple

Vitamins – 1000mg VitC, Multigenics multivitamins, Vitamin E & Fish oils

Lunch

1 Egg and watercress salad, mixed seeds

1 Peanut butter with red apple wedges

Dinner (cooking dinner for my best friend at home)

1 Chicken breast with haggis stuffing (Burn’s weekend!)

1 Leeks 

1 Turnip and carrot mash

1 Sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream

2 Glasses white wine

Is this typical of what you eat most days?

This has been a fairly typical week for me diet-wise, although I am quite broke as it’s the end of Jan so I am eating out less (I would normally go to Itsu or Wagamama’s at least once through the week with my colleagues) so I am doing more prepared salads myself at work.

Ultimate Comfort Food?

Sharing a big American-style sausage/veg pizza (like Domino’s) with my boyfriend

OR

Oven roasted jacket potato with cheese and beans

 

 

 

INSIGHT : What I Ate Today – French consumer

Flo, 35

Lives : France

Size : French 38

Breakfast

1 Bowl of cereal with little pieces of chocolate (supermarket classic brand) and milk (semi-skimmed) 

1 Orange juice

2 Pills to enhance my hair (pharmacy brand)

Snack

1 Tea (no sugar no milk)

2 Biscuits butter and 1/2 salt

Lunch

Small bo bun salad

2  raviolis

1 Soja desert (Coco Bowl) 

(forgot to eat my apple!)

Dinner

1 Pumpkin soup (home made)

1 Pork mince meat and onions

Half glass of wine (Chateau Lafargue 2002)

Is this typical of what you eat most days?

This menu is not the average one, most of the time i eat more vegetables and oat flakes for breakfast. On weekends I have bread with fake butter and home made marmelade, tea and milk.

INSIGHT : What I Ate Today – American consumer

Cherie,  40

Lives : US

Size :  US4

Breakfast

1 Whole Foods “Optima Slim” cereal milk (whole)

Snack

2 Biscoff Cookies

1 cup of Teavana’s Sweet Lily White Tea

Lunch

1 Spinach Salad with tomatoes, eggs, cheese, Black-Eyed Peas, Olives

Dinner

1 Grilled Cheese

1 Coke

Is this typical of what you eat most days?

Not really – my pantry was bare from being away overseas so that’s all I had at home unfortunately.

INSIGHT : What I Ate Today – English consumer

Carolyn, 60

Lives : London

Size 14

Breakfast 

1 Croissant (plain, Tesco’s bakery) 

1 Cappuccino (takeout from Paul, semi-skimmed milk)

1 Bowl of fruit and dollop of natural yoghurt (grapes, 1 pear, low-fat Yeo Valley yoghurt)

Mid-Morning

1 Instant coffee with milk (semi-skimmed)

Lunch

1 Humous and ham sandwich (homemade, using Sainsbury’s white bread, wafer thin ham and reduced fat humous plus thin layer of unsalted Lurpak butter)

Pre-Dinner

1 Glass of white wine (Hardys Crest Chardonnay)

Dinner (Fireworks event followed by dinner at a Thai restaurant)

1 1/2 Plastic cups mulled wine 

Few sips of Singha beer

2 Glasses of water

1 Tom Kha with prawns (Thai soup with coconut milk)

1 Weeping Tiger with beef (marinated meat Thai dish served sizzling)

Is this typical of what you eat most days?

More or less – I only drink mulled wine around Christmas time!

What did you eat today?