I have found to be next to impossible. The mixture of not enough sleep, stressful days and simply being outside of the normal routine threatens any attempts to choose healthy foods when I am on the go. Nevertheless, I did attempt this on my last trip outside of Edinburgh. Yes first thoughts were much loftier – I would chronicle the complete 3 day trip and take photos of absolutely everything I ate, check the nutrition details and then post, well, suffice it to say that I made it one day. OK, maybe just up until dinner time.
Long train journey ahead of me and up to Waverly station at a not unreasonable hour M&S was open. The trip would take up breakfast and lunch (I presumed lunch as I didn’t think I would get fed at my destination – I was proved again correct in this assumption!) so I got both at good old marksys. It may sound odd, but sushi for breakfast, costa coffee (skinny latte), sparkling water and a salad for lunch. Sounds pretty healthy right? Wrong.
There are hidden calories, fat and sugar in everything!
Check out the sushi (I realised I am terrible at actually remembering to take photos of things BEFORE I eat them!):
Marks and Spencer California Roll Selection
I also realise that I need to learn how to take better photos with my HTC. Check out the nutrition details:
Nutrition details for M&S California roll selection
The calories aren’t so bad but check out the salt and sugar! I was really taken aback by the sugar, especially since after I read that sugar is killing us
I also got a “super juice” which sounds quite wholesome. In this case, wholesome means MORE sugar!
Super juice from Marks and Spencer
Super Juice nutrition facts
At first glance things don’t look that bad, until you realise that the above details are for 100ml. The small drink is 300ml. Everything x3.
11.8 x 3 = 35.4 grams of sugar.
That is almost and I mean very close to as much sugar as a can of coke! I feel even more sickened now that I have looked that up!
Breakfast over, a few more hours on the train and I am onto lunch. The nice harmless salad, or so I thought. Even called the “Super Wholefood Shaker Salad”. This has to be healthy, right?
Super wholefood shaker salad from Marks and Spencer
I could have had a Mcdonalds cheeseburger happy meal for about the same amount of fat.
Yes, fat and calories aren’t everything but they still do count!
For dinner, after a long day as usual I packed it all in for a great meal at The Great Eastern Dining Room. Yum.