Monday, March 15, 2010

How to eat . . . Whole Foods or Diet Foods

So the couch won last night. I never did plug in the Evil Lady and her 30 Day Shred. As soon as I hit publish on last night's post, I was called to help my Italian get ready for bed. (3 or 4 more weeks until the cast comes off!)

From there it was a downward spiral. I was feeling poopy and tired anyway, so I went to bed and had a rather fitful night's sleep. Surprisingly though, when I finally dragged myself out of bed this morning I felt fine. I wasn't overly tired or crabby! YES!!!

I had packed my breakfast and lunch last night so I was able to just grab my lunch bag out of the fridge, make lunch for my Italian and I raced out the door to head off to work.

Breakfast was the homemade cereal (1/2 cup) and 1/2 cup of rice milk. It was REALLY good. According to WW I used 11 points on breakfast. But it kept me full right up to lunch! **happy dancing**  Though I did eat a banana at 11:00 because I was smelling them in my desk drawer and when I pulled them out I saw they were teetering on the edge of being icky.

Lunch was good. I had another banana, and a turkey sandwich with a thin layer of mayo, 7 slices of turkey deli meat, baby spinach, 1/2 cup (guesstimated) of shredded carrots, and a thick slice of tomato. Lunch ended up being 5 points (including the banana). An hour later, I'm still really full.

During lunch I caught up on my Google Reader and came across The Nourished Life post that featured Jamie Oliver's TED award speech. I listened to that and reading some of her other posts it got me thinking . . .

In my efforts to lose weight is it better to eat smaller portions of real whole foods or to stick with the processed "diet" foods? Or even the real "diet" foods? 

For example, I LOVE laughing cow cheese. I usually go for the light version of it. But would be be better for me to go for the full fat version of real cheese and just eat a smaller portion of it?


  1. That homemade cereal sounds awesome! Great blog! Lisa

  2. Thank you Lisa! I actually got the homemade cereal recipe from your site, so thank you! It was the DIY Cereal snack.

  3. Whole foods vs. diet foods? I draw the line at fake food. I firmly believe that small portions of real sugar are better for you than large portions of fake sugar. Same goes for non-dairy creamer and, yes, soy-free soy sauce. Read the ingredients and check for fillers. If the cheese is light because it's made from skim milk, it's still a real food. If it's packed with fillers, I'd say skip it and go for the real thing.