7/17/13 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Friday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 17. July 2012 20:53

Does alcohol really play a factor in weight loss?

 Absolutely!  Where do you think the term, "beer belly," really got it's name from?!  That is one of the number one reasons why I am SURE I gained so much weight in college.  Once I started to graph my weight loss it was easy to see why there were spikes once in awhile - it was usually an evening when I had let loose with my friends and drank too much.  I would (and still do!) end up gaining a pound or two and it took me two to three weeks just to get back on track to where I had originally been.  This is not to say that alcohol cannot be consumed during weight loss - but as little as possible is best if you want to reach your goal weight sooner.  Even now on maintenance I pick and choose what events I deem "special" enough to waist the calories on.  In case you haven't noticed I've been blogging for about three weeks and nowhere in these daily food journals do I report drinking alcohol.  I get it, and realize, it is unrealistic for many of us to never have a drop again.  But, I do believe as with all areas of my life-long diet, planning is necessary and essential in order to see success.  At least when I plan to drink alcohol I can rearrange my fats for the day to at least better balance my calories and food groups.  For example, my best friend and her husband are throwing a HUGE house-warming party on the 25th.  I can tell you I will be partaking on that day!  Planning when I can for these occasional events help to keep me on track.  You can look forward to my blog on that day and see the way I change my diet around in order to have a few beverages!


Can cheese honestly be THAT bad for you??  Until tomorrow...

Weight - 117.6 lbs.

Exercise - None today 




Breakfast - 

Jenny Craig Breakfast Stuffed Sandwich (contains egg, cheese, ham in a hot pocket)


1/2 cup fat-free milk

Lunch - 

Whole grain organic pizza (130 cal, 6g fat)


6 oz. yogurt

Sugar-free jello

2 tbs. fat-free cool whip

Snack - 


Dinner -

Salad (romaine, tomatoes, croutons)

2 tbsp. light ranch

1//4 cup couscous

2 oz. grilled chicken

Handful of broccoli

1/4 cup light Parmesan

Spray Butter

Snack - 

Jenny Craig S'mores Bar ( 4g fat, 130 cal)


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