Okay, today I’m talking about food. Why? Because you guys asked me lots of questions about it. And I love food. Food is good. It nourishes your body AND it tastes good. WIN!!
So, Lillian asked me:
What foods are in your cart every single time you go to the grocery store?
It’s been a while since I’ve been grocery shopping but I’ll give you the list from what I remember. I always buy: bread, milk (1% or skim), orange juice, chicken breasts, tuna, fresh veggies (whatever is in season plus bell peppers), black beans, sweet potatoes (I’m obsessed), gum. I seriously buy this stuff every time. I always have other stuff I get, but those are my staples.
Then BodyByPizza asked me:
If you were a food item, what would you be and why?
Hehe, I would be pizza! Why? Because I would be DELICIOUS and everyone would love me. And I could be so many different varieties of the same thing! Yummmy!
What are your fav low cal snacks?
Would love to know what you eat in a day…
My favorite snacks are: fresh fruit with a tablespoon of peanut butter, 5-6 triscuits and cheese, sugar free Jello pudding (the kind that has dark light dark in one container). Those are all pretty low calorie.
What I eat in a current day… well for the first month at Green Mountain I documented everything I ate by photo. If you are interested just check some of the posts from the beginning. I normally eat 1800 – 2200 calories, which has been working out well for me losing weight and is something I can sustain at home. For breakfast I normally have raisin bran with toast and either an egg or peanut butter, or scrambled eggs with toast and jelly. Those are similar to what I eat at home. Here for lunch we have wraps often which is what I eat at home, with salad and fruit. I’m usually a sandwich/wrap person for lunch. Nothing fancy and not a huge meal. At Green Mountain I eat an afternoon snack usually of fruit and a little protein like nut butter or cheese. And dinner is always a basic protein like chicken, turkey, or fish with a grain and veggies. Same for at home… I cook a lot of chicken and fish for myself. Here I have some sort of dessert every night even if it’s just pudding or fruit crisp, but at home I usually only have it a couple times a week. And also I eat a snack of triscuits and cheese every night here. Yummy!
So there ya have it! That’s what I eat!
And finally, Josie asked:
Did you ever struggle with emotional eating? Do you still? If so, what is your strategy for not doing it?
Good question! I have a pretty long history with emotional eating much of which comes from family issues that caused me to eat. I still struggle with it, even here in a pretty controlled environment where I’m trying to work on the issues. I feel like I am making some progress in being able to handle my emotions better and react in better ways but I know that this isn’t an issue that can be “cured” or entirely fixed in 3 months when I’ve been doing it almost 20 years. So my strategy is basically to eat mindfully and more importantly be mindful of my thoughts and feelings. If I can catch the stress or negative emotions first and sort them out before I turn to food I consider that a win. But I know that probably won’t always happen, so I’m okay with knowing I will eventually use to food to cope and that is okay and even healthy as long as I’m not doing it all the time.
So…. there ya go!!! The food/eating edition of Ask Mary Anything! Woohoo!! Now I’m hungry… is it time for a snack? No? Darn. Well then… just leave me a comment tell me: