A French Womens Diet - 1 week food journal

This is so great!  Here is Mierelle's one week of food choices...Certainly this women is NOT depriving herself any pleasure in eating.  She mentions she is always drinking Green Tea and Water and walking ALOT..

MIREILLE’S MUSINGS: A Week’s Food Journal

December 3, 2009

In response to the numerous questions I receive about how I eat in a normal week, I decided to keep my own food journal a few weeks ago. Here it is below. As most of my readers know, I also drink lots of water all day, as well as green tea.


Breakfast: Yogurt, half a grapefruit, a piece of buttered whole wheat toast and an espresso

Lunch: Steamed veggies and a can of sardines, followed by an apple

Dinner: Roasted chicken with potatoes and carrots, and a pear for dessert


Breakfast: Buttered toast with an egg, a couple of prunes and an espresso

Lunch: Squash soup with focaccia bread and a piece of cheese, followed by half a banana

Dinner: Salmon, leeks & carrots and a glass of red wine, then rice pudding for dessert


Breakfast: Oatmeal with blueberries, a slice of buttered toast and an espresso

Lunch: Greens with leftover chicken from Monday night, and a kiwi fruit

Dinner: Take-out sushi and sashimi, with ice cream for dessert


Breakfast: Yogurt, half a banana, a slice of buttered toast and an espresso

Lunch: Miso soup from last night’s take-out, leftover salmon from Tuesday’s dinner with raw fennel, and an apple

Dinner: Duck breast à la Gasconne with roasted winter veggies and a glass of red wine, followed by figs


Breakfast: Ricotta with a drizzle of honey, a slice of buttered toast and an espresso

Lunch: Mixed green salad with prosciutto and manchego cheese, followed by a pear

Dinner (at an Italian restaurant): Beet salad with nuts, pici with lamb ragu and a glass of red wine; for dessert: 3 bites of cassata


Breakfast: Grandma Louise’s oatmeal with grated apple, a cranberry muffin and an espresso

Lunch: Duck breast (leftover from Thursday) on salad greens with dressing, and a grapefruit

Dinner: Vegetable soup with bread and a piece of cheese, followed by pear-apple compote


Brunch (with friends): Small portions of several things—frittata, a croissant, a muffin, granola with mixed berries and an espresso

Dinner (again with friends): Oysters, then we shared risotto with seafood and a veal chop with spinach; for dessert: a few bites of pumpkin parfait and bread pudding, plus a chocolate petit four. I began the meal with a bubbly glass of champagne and as the fare became heavier moved on to a glass of red wine. The general pattern, as you can see, is that I eat three balanced meals a day with plenty of vegetables and fruit, and always foods (and drinks) that bring me lots of pleasure.

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