What I ate: September 30, 2010

I decided to occasionally blog about what I eat on a given day. I thought it might be fun to look back at it in the future.

Also, I've lost weight while eating food basically like this, and you'll note it's not what most people would consider "diet" food. The portions are small, however. And no seconds.

Breakfast: A breakfast burrito. The filling was spicy chorizo (1.6 oz.), green pepper, onion, jalapeƱo, and 1 egg. But I split the filling to make another serving another day and only put half of it in my medium-sized flour tortilla.
ate.20100930.b.jpgDiet tip: Beware of the breakfast burrito! A 7" Mission flour tortilla is 150 calories. A slice of Vermont Bread Company alfalfa sprout bread is only 70 calories. I've found the trick is to use very little oil and limit the amount of filling to avoid making a 600 calorie breakfast.

Lunch: Stir-fried spinach, sardines, and rice. This is probably not everyone's cup of tea but it's really healthy, filling, and low in calories. And sardines are currently plentiful in the wild and are caught with little by-catch making them a very sustainable fish choice. And they're cheap!
Dinner: Salad with lettuce, cucumber, celery, red peppers, smoked chicken (3.3 oz.), cherry tomatoes, and Annie's Naturals organic Asian Sesame dressing. Also two ears of sweet corn (with butter and salt). Served with Etc. Malbec, 2008, Argentina.

ate.20100930.d1.jpg ate.20100930.d2.jpgSnack. A few peanuts. And I really mean that. With added salt. Fortunately I have blood pressure at the low edge of normal because you might have figured out that I do eat a lot of salt.
ate.20100930.s1.jpgToday was CSA day so I walked up to Vermont College to pick it up. It's only about 1.2 miles round-trip but the elevation change is what makes it a good walk.
And for those keeping track, unlike September 29, I only ate pork at one meal today!

I might have also had some Absolut Ruby Red Grapefruit vodka and soda water.

Weight at the start of today: 115.8
Weight at the start of the next day: 114.8 (wow!)