7/31/13 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Friday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 31. July 2012 21:45




How do I change my diet for a special occasion in order to drink alcohol?

I knew I was planning on drinking for this event so I made sure what I ate that day balanced out the alcohol.  Remember, in previous posts I have discussed the importance of having an extra fat (ie. light peanut butter, margarine, light dressing) in one of your meals?  Alcohol was going to take the place of this additional fat.  For dinner our friends were going to be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs.  I couldn't trust that the side dishes people brought were going to be low in fat.  I needed my meal to be extremely healthy in order to drink.  I brought a Gardenburger Black Bean Veggie Burger to be grilled and a bag of Steamable Broccoli (without any margarine) just Parkay Spray Butter.  Eating out alone is tricky enough to make sure I will be eating healthy, but to combine that with alcohol?  I decided bringing my own meal was a better option in order to have a few drinks.  Doing away with your snack at the end of the day (NOT your fruit!) is also helpful, however, I did not do that and I'm sure I will have gained weight tomorrow.  I want to make sure I make clear:  skipping meals is not an acceptable choice.  Jenny Craig has always advised me to never skip meals - only my snack at night.  The metabolism still needs to run and your body needs enough calories to do this.  

The reason Jenny Craig worked so well is because I was never deprived of food or things I loved to eat.  BUT, the hardest thing anyone (even me!) has trouble with is significantly reducing the amount of alcoholic beverages.  My blogs and diet will absolutely not work for you if you are not willing to give up alcohol to some point.  If you are just starting out you may lose weight initially, even though I was always advised the first few months not to have any alcohol and refrain from dining out, but it will not stay that way for long.  Unfortunately, alcohol severely affects the rate of your metabolism.  You will need to decide what is more important to you:  your weight and health or alcohol.

Find out tomorrow how I handled social settings and drinking...

Weight - 117.2 lbs.

Exercise - 60 mins. Denise Austin Cardio DVD


Breakfast -

Fiber One Pancakes

1/4 cup sugar-free syrup


1/2 cup fat-free organic milk

Lunch - 

Kahiki Organic Chicken Egg Roll (80 cal, 3.5g fat)

Sweet and Sour Sauce (10 cal, 0g fat, 2g sugar)

Cauliflower and Broccoli

2 tbsp. fat-free ranch

6 oz. fat-free yogurt

sugar-free jello

Snack - 


Dinner - 

Gardenburger Black Bean Veggie Burger

Steamable Broccoli

Snack -

2 1/2 vodka and diet pink lemonade's

Handful of pretzel's dipped in fat-free buffalo chicken dip 






Katie's Healthy Eating

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