7/21/13 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Tuesday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 21. July 2012 21:06

Did you come from a household that promoted good or poor eating habits? How do you think this has affected you today?

This question always baffles me since I came from an extremely healthy family.  I wasn't allowed to have pop, sugary cereals, or refined grains in the house (ie. white bread).  My Mom has her master's in health nutrition and my Dad is an exercise nut.  You would think I was always destined to be thinner!  Then include the gene factor and some of the foods we still did have in our house and my metabolism was actually destined for disaster.  Believe it or not, even the dessert in our house was Snackwell's or yogurt!  No other kid my age packed a lunch with whole wheat sandwich's and Snackwell cookies!  However, even the fact that I ended every lunch with these cookies I believe became habitual for me.  I think that is still why after lunch I have a slight craving for something sweet.  My parents tried extremely hard but all the cheese, whole grain bagels, mashed potatoes, and even light desserts had an impact on my weight and the type of foods I loved, and still love. 

There are so many theories swirling around about how to be healthy and lose weight.  It is definitely about experimenting with something that ends up working for you - and is able to be done the rest of your life.  In my opinion, doing away with basic essentials from the food pyramid or even overdoing on certain food groups, is not a healthy diet.  But, taking into consideration you want to follow a plan that does try to balance all the food groups, read up on all of the educational material presented, and choose what you think applies to you. What diets have you tried that just were not successful or only temporarily?  Until tomorrow...

Weight - 118.0 lbs.

Exercise - None 


Breakfast - 

3/4 cup bran cereal

1/4 cup raisins

1/2 cup fat-free organic milk

Lunch - 

Dined Out at Applebee's!

Salad (mixed greens, fat free Italian, sprinkle of cheese, croutons)

Chicken and Portobello Sandwich (whole wheat small bun)

***this meal was tagged as a light option on the menu

Snack - 


Dinner - 

Approximately 2 oz. tuna steak (crusted with sesame seeds - my fat for the evening)

Approximately 2 oz. whole wheat pasta with a sprinkling of Parmesan and peppers

Salad (wheat berries, mixed greens, tomatoes) 

Snack - 

100 calorie pack 


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