It's on to a new regime now, one I have to work out myself. I can have fruit for breakfast, carbs for lunch, extra veg . . . woo hoo!
I'm going easy for the first week or so. I have been advised to keep on with the diet with added veg (to prevent constipation, which may be a problem at first, or perhaps the other too) while things heal and then slowly re-introduce other stuff; but swapping the food groups around is fine.
So - as a rough guide, today's food
B: porridge and yogurt (because I want to, not because I have to)
L: maybe beans or scrambled egg on toast - one egg, one slice of toast and no butter, not yet.
D: gardener's pie - like cottage pie but with pulses and veg, runner beans; fruit yogurt
Ss: apple and orange
. . . but it might change, depending on how things go.
From the freezer
The bread for toast
The pulses for the pie
The frugal factor
Pretty good today, bow I don't have to fuss about two portions of protein at lunchtime. Pulses are great value anyway and I already have the veg I will use, none of which were costly - onion, but of mushroom, wonky peppers, sweet potato, carrots and anything else I can scrape off the bottom of the freezer.
And I will work out some provisional plans for the rest of the week. I'm not stopping that; it's way too useful.