Without fail for as long as I could ever remember, my new years resolution has been to become slimmer, fitter and healthier. Well, its now 2017 and I kid you not, I haven’t achieved any of the above. My husband and I have thought of going ‘cold turkey’ on all junk food and indulging in more of the good stuff. MSG, gluten, dairy, wheat free and following the now trend of becoming a vegetarian.
Like many new joiners to anything we were both super excited about our new adventure. We brought a few cookbooks, spirilizer (the gadget that makes everything look like spaghetti) and even began shopping at Whole Foods. No one said this journey was going to be easy, or cheap!
The first week- the two sugar junkies (that’s us by the way) began having severe withdrawal symptoms, headaches along with low mood, but things eased off by the end of third week. We actually began feeling really good with heaps of energy, despite feeling hungry most of the time. I mean I am usually hungry, hungry all the time, but this was another level of being hungry.
This new cult had us checking out a local restaurant and after doing some reading on positive reviews we went to InSpiral Lounge based in the Camden Lock. On a typical cold British winters day we sat by the window and had a good view of the canal, which kept us distracted for a while, or rather until our food came out!
Our burger was made using a mixture of pulses on a wholegrain-seeded bun and the fries were replaced with grilled sweet potato chunks. The condiments were also freshly made, so the usual sugar loaded Heinz ketchup wasn’t there to compliment the dish, however, it made us think we rocked going this far without cheating.
If you’re into any of the above, then this is definitely a place we would recommend you visit. Not fancy at all, grab your organic and reasonably sourced ripped jeans, non-leather shoes with the latest vegetarian friendly book and you’d fit right in. As for us it was after all a new years resolution and we all know that they end way before the year does.