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#52: Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

I’m not sure if it was the nutrition seminar last week, but this week I’m on this nutrionista kick. I’ve been following the Abs Diet with mediocrity all summer—which means I followed the plan during the day and quasi-pig out in the evening. This week I am not only following the plan as tediously as possible, but I bought a food scale to measure my turkey and cheese (and Baked Cheetos).

And this is the rundown of my eating plan while I’m at work:

  • Breakfast: Fiber One bar (150) + hard-boiled egg (70)
  • Mid-morning snack: V8 (35) + 25 almonds (210)
  • Lunch: Turkey (45) and cheese (80) BBQ sauce (50) sandwich (bread–100) + fruit cup (70) + Baked Cheetos (65)
  • Mid-afternoon snack: Apple (75) + peanut butter (188)

Then in the evenings we’re eating some whole-grain carbs and some good protein. Of course, last night I sort of ruined my day with a sugar cookie at Churchill’s (but hey, I was working hard on that thesis).

So now I’m watching The Biggest Loser, and I’m glad that I resisted the urge to stop at McDonald’s for chicken McNuggets and fries on the way home…but something fried sounds good. I still have my mid-evening snack left…I’ll have to raid my cabinets for something yummy—but healthy.

EDIT I gave in and went to Sonic for cheddar bites for 360 calories. But they were SO worth it!

Oh, and thanks to Taryn for the heads up about the Champion bra sale (and if you buy a bra, be sure to get the discount code from Taryn’s post—it saved me $8 plus shipping)! I bought two for the price of one! Oh, happy day, indeed!

“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.” — Fran Lebowitz

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One thought on “#52: Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  1. I have to be honest, I have always thought “dieting” to be bad, but it sounds like your diet is more like a serious focus on eating healthy, and that’s always good! I’m proud of you for getting serious about it, and hearing about your determination to eat healthy helps me to want to eat healthy too (that’s been kinda hard since September 27!). I love it when good habits rub off on me. 😀

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