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Produce doesn't get a chance to wilt in the fridge anymore.....imagine that?!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Today i'm going to write about a couple of things. First of all, I just had to write down this observation.....I was going through my fridge this morning, scrounging up breakfast eats, and I noticed that my produce from the week is almost all gone! It used to be that celery would go limp, cucumbers went to mush, apples wrinkled and berries.....well we won't Yuck! Now, I eat so many fruits and veggies daily that I have to actually go a restock our fridge halfway through the week. We have no trouble getting at least 5 to 10 servings each and every day in our household. I have never experienced that and I've never felt better! Wow!

Results are starting to really show. I had to buy new jeans because my old ones are way too big and baggy now. Even my bra size has changed. It is now easier to shop for clothes again. My husband is so proud of me, he told me this himself. He pushes me on our walks and walk/jogs to go harder and faster all the time. He's my best friend, my biggest fan and my greatest coach. He's awesome.

I just have to make a note as well about the restaurant called Applebee's. We went there the other day for lunch. It had been my choice because I figured I could get something healthy there that wouldn't totally derail me for the day. I took one of their lighter options called the Asian Chicken and Broccoli Skillet. It tasted great and the calorie, fat, protein and carb contents weren't bad. But later, when I was inputting the food into my tracker and I looked up the full nutrition info on the food on website, I was FLOORED by the sodium content. Over 3000mg of sodium, to be exact. YIKES!!!!! Who needs that much salt in their diet?! I was not impressed with that info. As a result, I knew why I was feeling bloated the next day. My question is this: why do some restaurant chains and food companies feel that they have to put more crap in food (ie. sugar, salt) to compensate for some of the crap they take out? How can they get away with calling it healthy? It just erks me, when I'm trying to make the best choices possible when I'm eating out and then find that it wasn't a good choice at all? This just goes to show that a person who wants to live a healthy lifestyle really has to be wary when eating out. You can't control what is put in your food when you're not making it yourself. That's why I like to make my own meals. I enjoy playing in my kitchen! Applebee's is just one of those restaurants that I'm not going to go to UNLESS I want to really treat myself and go all out. Hey, if I'm gonna splurge the odd time, I may as well splurge and get it over with. It's just crazy what some restaurants and food companies do when they're trying to tout there food as being healthy. Sometimes the full fat version is actually better for you. Sparkers be wary, be VERY wary.
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    I had to laugh at your produce observation - I've certainly pulled enough limp celery from my refrigerator to last a lifetime!

    I also understand your struggle with eating out. I travel frequently and have a LOT of difficulty eating healthy on the road. If I know where I'll eat I can check out nutrition beforehand online, but often I'm trying to make the healthiest choices from an unfamiliar menu. In those situations I make the best choices I can. If I find out I was wrong, I vote with my fork the next time!
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