July 23, 2010 4 Comments
Hello All, Well, another day on my journey. The one hard part of the healthy lifestyle is eating out at restaurants. the standard for me before deciding to get healthy was eggs, bacon, hash browns or grits, and toast or pancakes. The calorie count on that breakfast was about 1400 calories, which is more than I eat in a day now. So, changes had to be made. What to do? Not going out was the first option, but that just didn’t work for me because getting together with my friends once a week is something I really need to do. The second option was going out and eating a tasty, relatively low calorie meal in place of the monster meal I used to eat. I chose option 2. I went out and had a very nice breakfast of poached eggs, 2 ounces of lean ham, fresh fruit and whole wheat toast. total calories = about 500. I got just enough food to satisfy my hunger and had a great time with my friends. With my target of 1300 to 1500 calories per day, I still have lots of calories for lunch and dinner. The best part of all this is that I felt rather full after eating this meal and I realized that I always felt stuffed after my old monster meals. I also rode my exercise bike for about 40 minutes (6.5 miles) and have no guilt about going out to eat.
I am working on my first couple of recipes to post (probably on Monday). I am making two of them tonight and I will take pictures before dinner to post with the recipes next week. So, life is good. Have a great weekend.