Monday, 1 July 2013

First week of experiment!

So the first week of my experience of living on war rations has passed.

I can report having both butter, meat, bacon, margarine, tea and sugar left of my ration, but I may have used a little too much milk. I also cheated one day when my mother invited me to dinner and fed me lamb chops and apple pie. The funny thing was that when she served me, my first reaction was "but you musn't waste your entire meat ration on me!" Then I realised that the stores are full of as much meat as we could want. For the sake of fiction, I will however pretend that she did (and I know she would have, had we really been at war). I ate some kippers (which would not have been rationed but hard to get), and one egg (scrambled) so technically I still have 3 eggs to go (from my "dried egg powder eggs"). I also spent a few points on lentils, but you get a lot of dried beans and the like for your points so I have plenty left. But I have been scouring the black market for coffee. I admit! I can't give up my coffee (which wasn't rationed in the UK, however, but I imagine very hard to come by).

So far? I feel good. Healthy, well-fed, no sugar cravings and I think I have rarely eaten so much fruit and greens as in the past week (and coming from a former vegetarian, that says a lot). Since I don't weigh myself I can't say if I shed any weight, but a staggering 5 cm (2 inches) has come off from my tummy so I'd be surprised if I didn't.


  1. I'm really excited to read this blog! I admire your determination - I don't think I'd ever be able to stick to something like this.



  2. Well, we'll see how long I last. It's OK now when it's summer and lots of fruit and fresh vegetables available. I have no idea how I'm going to survive winter, though!