"Just as you balance your spending and savings, you must balance your food choices. Don’t eat too much of any one thing, balance starches with proteins, vegetables and fruits with sweets, and always balance a splurge with a save. This balancing is approximate—but it works, without counting, measuring, or obsessing."
I agree with this 100% and it's how I eat everyday...oatmeal for breakfast and sandwich for lunch? Then no starches at dinner! Yogurt and fruit for breakfast and a salad with chicken for lunch? Then pasta with marinara and veggies for dinner will be just fine!
"Most of the time, make smart investments in healthful foods that fill you up. Then, when you really want to splurge, go ahead. You aren’t dieting, remember. You are living. However, a splurge comes with a price. You have to balance that splurge by cutting back a little afterward, until your accounts are in order again."
Again...my thoughts exactly! Saturday we celebrated Hil's birthday and I had cake...2 pieces! There were 2 different kinds and I wanted to try both, so I did. And they were really good, so I'm glad I did! Yesterday I was busy teaching/judging Saintsation auditions and really didn't have time to balance my splurge (I ate out all three meals). So today I'm doing just that! Back to my healthful, everyday way of eating...minus any extra sweet treats to restore the balance.
Monday May 4th
- 3 mile jog
- Breakfast - Low-fat vanilla yogurt and 2% cottage cheese (1/2 cup total)
- Lunch - Turkey sandwich on wheat bun with avocado, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and MAYO!*
- Snack - Strawberries with a little Greek/vanilla yogurt
- Teach dance from 4:30 - 9 pm
- Dinner - Salmon spinach salad from La Madeleine with red bell pepper, strawberries, mushrooms, and dressing on the side
- Dessert - Chocolate soy milk mixed with skim milk (1/2 cup of each)