Wednesday, March 19, 2014

My new menu

I'm kind of a creature of habit when it comes to eating. I gave up on that last weight-loss diet awhile ago, and Jane and I have turned to more whole and - hopefully - healthy foods. This is my eating plan for most days (though it suffers pretty poorly on the weekends):

7am-ish -- Eggbeaters or the egg & bean burrito

11am-ish -- banana

1pm-ish -- lettuce, carrots, celery, tomato

3pm-ish -- rice & beans (or some such smallish portion)

5pm-ish -- an apple (usually a Gala if I can help it)

7pm-ish -- Jane usually makes a really good meal of some kind. All whole foods and such.

My biggest problem is, after I eat the meal, I seem to be the most hungry. We have some raw almonds to snack on. Sometimes I have a few too many though.

I basically only drink water throughout the day - always remembering to start my day and end my day with a big glass, and probably a gallon in between. I also have 2 cups of decaf coffee in the morning, and usually a large regular coffee for when I get to work.

Friday night to Sunday afternoon are usually the worst. We always go out to eat Friday night, and then again Saturday for lunch. Saturday night and Sunday lunch are kind of dependent on what else is going on.

Overall I feel pretty good about our eating right now though. Probably the worst thing I have is an occasional order of pancakes, or the breakfast potatoes at Spyro's. I will usually have a salad or something off the low-cal menu when we go out on Friday nights.

So, that's about it. It's amazing how much better real food does taste. Especially without the smoking. This is day 4, and so far, so good.