1/25/14 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Monday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 25. January 2013 22:43

The other day at lunch the teachers were talking about the chocolate raspberry cake with elaborate vanilla and raspberry frosting that was put in the lounge to celebrate our principal's birthday.  Many of the women are trying to workout and eat healthier in hopes of losing some of the holiday weight they had gained.  They were complaining about how it was desserts like this that were making dieting difficult.  I am the first to admit, the cake was calling my name too.  Everything about it looked delicious.  In fact, it appealed to me for a reason other than just because the chocolate raspberry looked good.  It appealed to me because it was decorated so beautifully with white chocolate shavings turned into flowers on top.  My goodness, it certainly isn't fair is it?  Typically there's cake left over the next day...it must've been so good it didn't even last a day.  Haha thankfully!  One of the teachers said, "I am going to fight the urge to eat that cake and eat my banana instead."  Another teacher chose to be what I call a "sabotager."  She argued that the teacher had no idea how much sugar was in her banana and that wasn't any better of a choice!  Ummm really?  The cake had 425 calories and 16g of fat in ONE-TWENTIETH of a slice!  Yes, bananas have a lot of sugar and can initially spike your blood-sugar level.  However, the benefits largely outweigh this.  The high amount of potassium increases energy and aides in improving the immune system.  It helps anemia, blood pressure, constipation, stress levels, and brain power just to name a few (Alfred Jones).  They do not have any fat, sodium, or cholesterol, and are only 110 calories.  In fact, bananas are a great way to curb your "sugar" craving.  It is a natural sugar which is the best kind to have.  I'm pretty sure I'd rather eat a nutritious banana with only 110 calories/no fat as opposed to a inane barely there slice of 16 fat gram, 425 caloried cake that is almost half of your recommended calories for the day!





Breakfast - 

TLC Blackberry Graham Bar (3g fat, 110 cal, 9g sugar)


1 cup fat-free organic milk

Lunch - 

Jenny Craig Chicken Salad Kit (2 oz. chicken salad with 5 whole wheat crackers, and original applesauce)

Celery and carrots with fat-free ranch

fat-free yogurt

sugar-free jello

Snack - 

2 clementine's

Dinner - 

Low-fat Chicken Recipe (serving size...delicious!)

with 2 oz. whole grain rice  

Green beans with 1 tbsp. margarine

Snack - 

1/2 cup Active Lifestyle Strawberry Ice Cream (90 calories) 

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Katie's Healthy Eating

Comments (2) -

2/5/2014 4:58:15 PM #

Great blog, keeping me from working

3/7/2014 1:14:52 AM #

Not at all ordinary, this is actually very interesting probably because its about what should i eat?.

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