Sunday, February 03, 2013
I am curious to hear your opinion on this.
I was coming home tonight from a very long day and was seeking a comfort food. I mean I got up at 5am and got home at 11pm. I thought about getting a small hamburger and small fries from the big fast food chain. The burger has 250 calories and the fries 100 calories.
I thought about going home and heating up a ham/cheese hot pocket, they're 250 calories.
I opted instead to go home and heat up a bowl of cooked rice. Half of it was brown and half was white rice. I had a pat of butter with it, and had a dash or two of salt and pepper. A half-cup of brown rice has 117 calories. half a cup of white rice has 100 calories and a pat of butter has 36 calories. 253 calories total.
I'm trying to ween off the white stuff. As a woman with PCOS (Poly-cystic Ovary Syndrome) we are prone to insulin resistance. It's kinda like living in a constant state of pre-diabetes.
So what do you think is worse? That I came home and ate a bowl of rice or if I had eaten fast food. It's almost midnight, by the way, but I shift work and have a rolling schedule, so the time of day is slightly less important.
I will not mistake any opinions to be medical advice. I presume most spark people are not professional nutritionists. I am just wondering, from experience or just on hunch, what do you think is the better choice? I wasn't inclined to cook anything or make a salad so late but I will entertain options other than the ones I listed if you have thoughts... something ready and healthy, but what?