You may have noticed by now that even when I’m not on a binge, I eat A LOT.
Scaling back to tiny portions is something I’ve never managed to master. It’s literally easier for me to fast than to be a dainty eater.
Still, when I’m on my game it’s kind of amazing how much I can eat for the calories. Here was yesterday’s 1,564-calorie intake:
12 ounces frozen broccoli microwaved
6 ounces fresh raspberries
6 ounces fresh blackberries
16 oz lite nonfat vanilla yogurt
1 cup uncooked rolled oats
½ cup walnuts
2 ounces cojack cheese
2 egg whites
2 slices Healthy Goodness 35-cal bread
The real winner in there is the berries. You can eat an entire container of raspberries for 88 calories and the blackberries are just 73 calories. That is a whole lot of satisfaction, plus berries are just so good for you.
On Wednesday I was in Atkins mode, mostly to help get me focused after an out-of-control eating day. I still managed to eat too much, including a boatload of nuts. But my (delusional?) thinking is that if I successfully limit myself to the types of food allowed on that diet, then that’s an iota of discipline that I might be able to build on later.
1.5 cups of nuts (almonds + cashews)
4 ounces cojack cheese
2 chocolate peanut butter Atkins bars
Plain turkey burger with 12 ounces broccoli and 1 oz cheese
1 cup red wine
Note: I did not tally the calories on this. Not sure I want to know!
Holiday run streak update: As I mentioned the other day, I blew the run streak over the weekend. But I couldn’t resist restarting it. Nothing very interesting or impressive, just a mile run with Colleen the other day and then treadmill runs since. I’m still waiting for Colleen to come up with a penalty for the days I missed.