Hello, my name is Jessie, and I am addicted to fast food.
Now I eat fast food less than once a month and that less than once a month, 99% of the time, is Chipotle.
Hello, my name is Jessie, and I am addicted to Chipotle.
Where am I?
Oh yeah. Well, now I eat at home. I bring my lunch to work. I eat to live, rather than live to eat.
Breakfast is almost always eggs.
Eggs are cheap and easy. A whole egg is 70 calories. An egg white, by itself, is only 16 calories. I cook in a non-stick skillet using zero-calorie cooking spray, so as to not add extra calories. Here are some of the combos I cook up in the morning:
2 "fried" eggs (in zero-calorie cooking spray) with 2 pieces of dry toast (using multi-grain 45-calorie per slice bread). Calorie total: 230
Scrambled eggs (using one whole egg and two egg whites) with several spoonfuls of homemade cilantro-salsa. Calorie total: 120
Omelet using one whole egg and two egg whites, one slice of processed American cheese (70 calories), and sliced mushrooms. Calorie total: 200
If I don't feel like eggs, I have one serving of oatmeal with 2.5 tsp of Splenda brown sugar, 1/4 cup of skim milk. Calorie total: 220
Mid-morning snack is always a Clif bar. 240 or 250 calories, depending upon the bar flavor.
Macadamia nut is my favorite :)
Lunch is almost always a grilled chicken breast and a banana. Sometimes I pack salsa for the chicken breast. Other times I put hot sauce on it. Any way, it's awesome. Clint always grills up a bunch of them on Sunday and we eat them all week. Calorie total: 310
Afternoon snack is usually popcorn. We found a brand and flavor that backs four full cups in a serving for only 140 calories. That's a fulfilling, buttery, salty snack!
Supper is the meal that varies the most at our house. Clint and I seldom fix a meal on the weekdays. We usually eat salad or a sandwich. Calories vary, but my favorite sandwich is 45-calorie bread with low-cal ranch, half an avocado, turkey, fresh spinach and roma tomato slices. This substantial sandwich is still less than 400 calories!
We go through a LOT of avocados. While they are high in calories and fat, they are GOOD calories and fat and they have a creamy, satisfying taste.
To satisfy my sweet tooth, I drink diet cherry pepsi, and every morning I have coffee with Truvia and sugar-free peppermint mocha creamer. If I get really hungry I cut up an apple and dip it in peanut butter, which is a surprisingly filling snack. Overall I try to keep my diet under 1400 net calories. The more I work out, the more calories I allow myself.
Clint and I tend to have one "splurge" on the weekend. This weekend we treated ourselves to ice cream. Last weekend was Chipotle. Imagine that.
Dieting is not a piece of cake,