8/5/13 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Wednesday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 5. August 2012 21:31

How do I cook for myself and my family?

First and foremost, I changed the way not just I ate; but my husband too.  He wanted to eat healthier so it was an easy decision to change the way I cooked.  I choose recipes that follow the same amount of calories and fat I am trying to target for a particular meal.  When I prepare it I just always cook each part of the meal separately unless it is a casserole which must tell me exact serving sizes.  For example, if I'm cooking spaghetti I weigh out our pasta individually.  I cook 2 oz. for myself and then 4 oz. for my husband.  Instead of having multiple pots I bought microwaveable bowls so that I could cook it more quickly with less mess.  I never just throw all the pasta into the sauce and guess on a helping size.  No joke, I even weigh out our spaghetti sauce!  1/4 cup of sauce is poured onto my pasta and 2/4 onto my husband's.  This way I am only cooking one meal but I am able to control exactly how much of everything I am eating.  I know it may sound tedious but my body has benefitted from this type of portion control and now it has just become second nature to me.  I would imagine if you take the time to do this for yourself you will see results too.  I can hear many of you grumbling already but it's always your choice.  What do you want more?  I would rather take the time to measure my food out than be heavy.  If you would rather make excuses and continue to yo-yo diet that is your own choice...or maybe there really is another life-long healthy way of eating that is right for you?  I was told to do this, I wanted to lose weight, so I followed the Jenny Craig nutritionist's advice.  

Tomorrow I will share with you yet another one of my "horror" weight stories.  Maybe some of you will be able to relate?

Weight - 117.0 lbs.

Exercise - None


Breakfast - 

1/2 cup Fiber One Original Cereal

1/4 cup organic raisins

1/2 cup fat-free organic milk

Lunch - 


Grilled Chicken Burrito (lettuce and tomato; no cheese, just hot sauce)

Snack - 

5 small strawberries sliced

6 oz. fat-free yogurt

Dinner - 

Steamable Broccoli

2 tbsp. Land O' Lakes Margarine

Jenny Craig Rising Crust Pizza (280 cal, 5g fat)

Added Mushrooms  

Snack - 

100 calorie pack 

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