Thanks to my new weight-loss efforts, I've been thinking a lot lately about how I eat. While I've actually gotten a lot better than I used to be, there is simply no denying my longstanding love and obsession with junk food.
Chocolates, sweets, cupcakes, sugary marvelousness....yeah, I'm pretty hooked.
So I thought to myself this morning, "Ok. Let's see if I can go ONE DAY without junk food. Just one." Because every journey begins with a single step, and every health effort begins with just one less cookie (mmmmm, cookies).
So today, I tracked everything I ate using MyFitnessPal. These were the results:
First up, my customary breakfast smoothie, which today had kale, a mandarin, a banana, frozen mixed berries, flaxseed, chia seeds, and almond milk.
While at work, I drank about two liters of water and ate the following after skipping out for supplies from Planet Organic:
- A pack of Urban Fruit Perfect Pineapple: baked pineapple, nothing more. No added sugars. I'm becoming slightly obsessed with Urban Fruit recently, especially their baked strawberries...
- For lunch, a Raw Imagination BLT sandwich: made with onion bread, coconut bacon, cashew mayonnaise, tomatoes, and lettuce.
- As an afternoon snack, a pink lady apple and some I Heart Keenwah Quinoa Puffs in truffle sea salt flavor. It's my first time trying these puffs, and they're deeeeelicious.
Then for dinner, I prepared a (slightly improvised) recipe from Mimi's Healthy and Delicious Cookbook: green beans with tomatoes, onion, garlic, and cashews. You can see the recipe below, along with a picture of what it looks like when it's pretty. Mine wasn't that pretty, but it was yummy.
It occurs to me in hindsight that in avoiding junk food, I may have swung a little too far in the opposite direction. I mean, that raw BLT cost me £5 for half of a sandwich, and it wasn't even GOOD.
Still, any effort or self-challenge is a little step in the right direction, and something to make me proud of myself. In seeking the best amount of moderation for myself, it's helpful to know what some extremes feel like. Live and learn!
...I just hope I won't go to bed hungry.