Yesterday I did a video on everything I ate in a day living on WW2 rations.
I’ve been living on WW2 rations since January 8th, 2023 and am over 9 months into the experiment in the hope that I can normalise my eating habits (stop overeating and bingeing), become healthier, lose weight (I’m over 65 lbs down) and gain a deeper insight into how families ate during the war in the 1940s.
The video contains my thoughts and of course preparing my meals for the day but here is a list of what I ate:
Pinhead (Steel Cut) oats, a dash of milk, a little dried fruit and a spoonful of golden syrup (400 calories)
Fried vegetables (cabbage, celery, onion and mushroom) on toast (400 calories)
Irish Potato cakes cooked in fat with steamed cabbage (450 calories)
Brown Betty (350 calories)
Milk (100 calories) 4 mugs of tea (2 teabags used twice)
TOTAL CALORIES = 1700
Protein wise it was a low protein day (about 50-60g) but on days I eat lentils and beans my average is 80-90g. My blood work during the summer showed optimal protein levels.
Hope this helps, C xxxxx