Wednesday, August 31, 2005


So, I'm trying the "grazing" concept of eating. It involves eating several small meals a day, rather than three big ones. Here's how I do it:

Breakfast: I usually have an egg mcmuffin (bad, I know; I need to find something healthier to eat in the morning that a) wakes up my metabolism, and b) makes me as happy), an apple and a banana.

Mid-morning snack: I usually have a banana or an apple. If I'm feeling protein poor; I might have a stick of turkey jerky.

Lunch: My lovely day-job employer caters lunch everyday (they don't want us to leave our desks...hee), so there's a wide variety of choices, good and bad. I usually go for a small-ish serving of some form of meat/protein, and large salad (mixed greens, cucumbers, carrots, a little dab of lite ranch dressing, maybe three croutons); and I nibble on that over two or three hours.

Mid-afternoon snack: I keep a bowl from the lunch line full of watermelon, baby carrots, and cucumbers. If I'm feeling protein poor; I might have a stick of turkey jerky.

Late afternoon/end of work snack: I usually have a banana or an apple.

Before dinner snack: Baby carrots, or some such snack.

Dinner: Depends on what the GF is hungry for. She likes the Mexican food; but I've found some semi-healthy choices there. Emphasis on "semi". If she's fending for herself, I make something simple, usually some kind of chicken, and some kind of starch.

After dinner: I try not to eat up to two hours before I go to sleep. I usually just drink water if I feel hungry.

I'm trying to cut down completely on processed sugar, and cut my starches and bad carbs down considerably. Thus far (about a week in) I definitely feel more energy; and I'm not getting that sluggish, sleepy feeling I used to get in the afternoon after a big starchy lunch.

The main thing I'm worried about is this: my main veggies/fruits are lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, bananas, apples, and potatoes. They all are relatively high in bad things, when compared with other veggies/fruits. The sucky thing; based on my food allergies and my picky tastes, they are all I can have.

That's all for now. I'll keep you posted.


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