Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - Eat to Live style!

I was running late this morning, so I grabbed these things for breakfast:

an ounce of almonds and two bananas.  I ended up eating one banana for breakfast during my first class, then wasn't hungry again until lunch.

It was homemade chickpeas (crock pot!) and some cooked veggies along with my second breakfast banana.

Later I enjoyed a snack of vinegar soaked cucumber and onion with a couple of cherry tomatoes.  It's really good!  Just soak sliced veggies in a bowl that is half apple cider vinegar and half water, with a bit of sweetener.

I had a big plateful of cucumbers and tomatoes and half of a baked potato for dinner...

Then another bowlful of veggies and chickpeas with a small banana on the side.  So I actually ate 5 times today, but my banana-only breakfast was pretty pathetic.  ;-)

Eat to Live is supposed to be "no eating between meals" and I am just not into that idea yet.  I am a snacker.  I'm especially a snacker when I don't get a substantial breakfast!  On days when I eat a bowl of oats for breakfast, I am not as hungry the rest of the day.

Things to note: 
1) I ate three bananas today.
2) In total, this is about 1100 calories, which yes I know seems like not enough.  But I'm seriously stuffed.  This is a LOT of food! 

I am about to go do some cardio on the Nordic Track, and I may get hungry again after that.  If I do, I will eat my ounce of almonds and will then be safely above the 1200 mark.  :-)


Rae said...

Nice, healthy day, you are doing fantastic. The cucumber and tomato snack sounds interesting.

Megan said...

Looks very healthy! You definitely got a ton of veggies in, that's for sure!

Katie said...

Leah, I'm sorry to hear about your dog! I haven't been as up to date with the blog as I should be, so I didn't know.


This program seems like a very strict diet. And it doesn't sound like you're getting enough calories a day, particularly when you're working out.

I know you want to lose the weight (heck, so do I), but I think you've seen that slow, sustainable losses are easier to maintain than radical diets with big losses.

However, I don't know everything and maybe you stumbled upon a system that works for you. Good luck and keep us updated.

Leah (The Kind Weight Watcher) said...

Thanks for the concern, Katie! I had a lovely slow and steady loss of 74 or so pounds, and have since gained a LOT of it back... so for me that was not sustainable. I'm looking for something drastic so that I can let go of my junk food obsession once and for all! I do think that this will work for me, at least for a while. I don't think any one program will work for me FOREVER, unfortunately.