Most mornings had a warm dish on offer – scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, piklets (had that!), tomato/mushrooms etc… but most mornings with my egg phobias, I stuck to porridge with fruit salad, and a little yoghurt. Made more exciting with the addition of pepitas and sunflower kernels. There was toast, spreads, muesli and cereal also on offer. All awesome fuel for a day of bushwalking and gym sessions!
Each day, there was a warm option, along with salads galore and fresh breads. With fruit to follow. Most days I simply loaded up on the salads, and filled up on those. Enough to get me to dinner, regardless!
Three course dinners at the Health Retreat? I’m in! There was a slight overload of potatoes, which was weird given I’m told all the time to not eat too much white potato as it’s higher GI and no good for me ;) Apparently, though, one of the nearby towns is a potato community, so at least we were eating local produce? (or not eating it, as the case may be!). There was also more meat than I expected, but like all things, it was a little exercise in portion control that some succeeded at more than others!
Tea and Coffee
Yes, there was coffee available at the retreat, but it was cheap and not for me, but there was a selection of herbal teas on offer which I drank day and night, and a cook coffee shop down the road – the Bicycle Cafe – which had awesome coffee :) Escaped there a couple of times in the week. I also had a so-so coffee at the Fitzroy Falls National Park visitors centre (it didn’t need sugar, so it wasn’t too bad!).
There was a fruit basket for those who got peckish between meals, which I’m pleased to say I wasn’t – I had an awesome plum on recommendation of one of the trainers… yum!
Do all these yummy foods appeal to you? Along with not needing to plan meals, or make decisions beyond which salads do I want? Yeah, me too! :)