Day 26 – Brian fails on Wienerschnitzel and vodka!!!

Wow, continuing talking about Lisa’s comments on fast food the other day, it’s nearly impossible to eat fast food on a diet. As you can see in my calorie chart below, I blew my 2000 suggested daily limit in one meal and fell FAR short of my 1000 calorie daily goal. Also, drinking is turning out to be very difficult too. The best way to drink on a diet is vodka (at 65 calories an ounce) with diet soda at zero calories. Unfortunately, when you’re on a calorie limit, this takes away calories that you would generally dedicate to food. The vodka is also much easier to drink when you’re hurting from your diet. It goes down pretty easily and drunkeness is a welcome feeling over hunger. The biggest problem is, after a few hours, you go quickly from drunk and satisfied to DRUNK AND HUNGRY, and then you’re pretty likely to make questionable diet choices (like Wienerschnitzel at 11pm). I think next time that I try to drink I’ll get the 99 calorie Bud Selects in hopes that I won’t get as drunk as quickly. The 55 Bud Select is out there too, but they’re about half the alchohal of a regular beer. I guess they might make a nice “Session Beer” as they call them.

We’ve discovered a formula for a pretty tasty, fast meal that’s under 500 calories. Soon, we’re going to start grouping recipes like this all in one place as our Healthy Professionals suggested recipes, because they’re easy for busy professionals to prepare and low on calories.

We mixed two cans of Progresso’s Light lines of soup, heated 4 servings of frozen California Mix veggies, and baked a chicken breast in our toaster oven. We seasoned the chicken with onion powder, garlic salt, fresh cracked pepper, lemon juice, and Grill Mate’s Fierry 5 Pepper. The total calories were 480, and we served this with less than 20 calories of sauces.

Speaking of sauces, we had wheat pasta served with Classico Light Cream Sauce again yesterday. Wheat pasta + low-calorie sauce is always a good low-calorie meal that’s actually filling. We’ve also been putting this Southwestern Spicy mustard from Walmart on just about everything we eat!

5/16/2011 Lisa Brian   5/17/2011 Lisa Brian
chewy bar 90 0   oatmeal 130 160
quesadilla 650 0   vodka 195 1235
goldfish 0 560   cream sauce 130 130
vodka 0 195   pasta 360 360
apple chips 116 0   chewy bar 90 0
half chicken breast 150 150   veggies 50 0
sauces 5 15   goldfish 140 0
100 calorie packs 100 100   apple chips 147 0
veggies 50 50   cracker chips 110 0
crystal light 0 10   100 calorie packs 100 100
oatmeal 0 130   crystal light 0 10
soup 140 140   jerky 0 300
cheerios 110 0   Wienerschnitzel 0 2340
             
Total: 1411 1350   Total: 1452 4635
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