Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Not to kick up anyone's afternoon cravings (if that's a problem for you - stop reading NOW!!). But I had a mountain of food (the salad) sitting in front of me for lunch and did my SP tracker and decided to do a comparison, just for fun.
Lots of food, takes a long time to eat, not hungry again for a LONG time.
3 c mixed greens
3 c mixed fresh veggies
(tomato, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onions)
1/4 c sliced strawberries
1/4 c fresh blueberries
2 T Gorgonzola crumbles
2 T light red wine vinaigrette
D (for disaster) List
Tiny bit of food, gone in two minutes, hungry again almost immediately.
Blueberry scone - 410 calories
McDonalds quarter pounder with cheese - 510 calories
One serving (that is ONE cup) Kraft Mac and Cheese - 400 calories
DQ Peanut Buster Parfait - 710 (not a typo folks, SEVEN Hundred) calories
Starbucks Venti Carmel Mocha Frappuccino - 590 calories
Important to do the math. :)
This is the type of thing that helped me to be so successful in the Spring. But over the last several weeks I have gone off the high nutrition, high volume, low calories rails and gone back to a low nutrition, low volume, HIGH calorie diet. And even though I've been trying "really hard" to stay in calorie limits - hard being the operative word - I have not been very successful, because I am "hungry" so much more often; craving things that don't fill me up and cost too much of my calorie budget.
High nutrition, high volume, low calorie is EASY if I just do it. I know what fills me up and doesn't weigh me down, provides energy and doesn't make me need a nap, and helps me stay satisfied and doesn't cause cravings that hit me hard ALL afternoon.
So yeah . . . . let's do *that!!*