Sunday, October 25, 2015


Breakfast today was  well, large as it was our anniversary weekend and I wanted my husband to have an extra special breakfast.   Bacon was involved, and cheese, and Bearnaise sauce and an egg.  We won't go any further to maintain our "G" rating.  But here is the evidence.  Mine had salad  instead of fries but there was enough cholesterol there to sink a battle ship.
So how to balance out that big splurge  meal?

Try a smoothie.  I've been having one almost every day and even eating decent portions the rest of the time, I've dropped close to a pound a week replacing what often was a fast food meal with a big fruit and vegetable smoothie.

The mid-day smoothie was a green apple, a cup and a half of green grapes, half a banana, water and ice, with a handful or two of baby kale.

It  made a whole blender full which I sipped during the afternoon and it kept me full. The taste was fruity and refreshing and a great counterbalance to a heavy fat-laden meal.
Dinner was also going to be lighter, and low in a animal proteins.

Make a stir fry sauce out of equal amounts soy and sweet chili sauce (this Bee Sting stuff is amazing though it does have corn syrup).  Add a couple small spoonfuls of honey and a few red papper flakes.
The stir fry had  had squares of tofu, pineapple, bean sprouts, a little corn, an egg, broccoli and onion (onion avoiders can use celery)  Use just enough sauce to fry and flavor, not to soak everything in a bunch of sweet sauce. Serve with a dab of whole grain rice.  YUM
You are going to have days you "fall off the wagon".  You're going to have special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries- don't just declare the day ruined and eat whatever you want.  If you eat healthy 80% of the time, you'll be much better off than not doing anything at all.


  1. Hari OM
    Very true! Anyway, if there is no fun during portion reduction and diet control it would likely become a chore and that's the thin end of the big wedge...
    Eyes-on... YAM xx

  2. Well sometimes these things happen and at least you are thinking about mitigating damages.


  3. Happy Anniversary!!! Smoothies are yum. I like Jamba Juice.


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