16. July 2009 20:41
How can I eat healthy if I am gone all day and have to resort to fast food?
I, personally, try not to eat fast food at all. I know you're probably thinking, "WHAT! That is impossible for me. I work all day, driving from one place to the next, the only time I have to eat lunch is a drive-in window!" Of course desperate times call for desperate measures, and sometimes you're starving and have to settle for fast food of some sort. However, almost always, I try to pack my lunch if I know I am going to be away from the house. It can be a hassle because there is not always a fridge to keep my food cold. Then I have to pack a cooler and I will admit, that IS annoying. But, I would rather eat a healthy meal that I have prepared than consume a high calorie, sodium filled meal that is going to affect my weight loss/maintenance. This problem also carries over to friends or family that want to have me over for a meal. Luckily, I have great family and friends that quickly caught on that I would rather bring my own dish than eat something fattening. Soon enough they were asking me what I would be comfortable eating! I realize this may sound high-maintenance but I deserve to go somewhere and be able to have a meal that is not swimming in butter or a cream sauce. If more of the world ate as healthy we wouldn't have such a problem with obesity in the U.S. - don't you think?
Does alcohol really play a factor in weight loss? Can't I just have a few per week? Until tomorrow...
Weight - 117. 6 lbs.
Exercise - none today
100 calorie whole wheat English Muffin
1/4 cup Break-free Eggs
1 veggie sausage
1/2 cup fat-free milk
2 tbsp. hummus
1/2 whole wheat pita
6 oz. fat-free yogurt
Salad (romaine, tomatoes, croutons)
2 tbsp. light ranch
2 oz. chicken
1 tbsp. fat-free mayo
handful of sliced celery
2 pieces of whole wheat bread (120 calories, .5 g of fat)
100 calorie pack and diet pink lemonade