The first day of our Insanity workout program, Paul didn’t waste any time going online to research the calorie content of coffee. Lucky for him it only contains two per cup (sans cream and sugar, of course.) He’s set.
Simultaneously, I raced to find out how many calories are included in my favorite cookies and potato chips. I am clearly screwed. Like this was news…denial is strong.
I knew from the onset that the exercise program was going to be hard. Punishing-hard. But the food restrictions are what would do me in.
Okay. Fine. I can live without cheese for two months (barely), but I’m a snacker. Big time snacker. What can replace my mid-morning (and mid-afternoon, ahem) caramel corn and chocolate bark binge? Time to get clever.
I started digging into my complimentary box of goodies from Oh! Nuts (which included pine nuts, roasted soy nuts, dates, dried figs, wasabi peas, dried apricots, and roasted shelled pistachios. All fresh. All yummy. SCORE.) I could literally just shovel it all in by the handful. Well, I could have two weeks ago, anyway.
So, I took my favorite pistachios and placed them on top of dried apricots, with ricotta, and a little honey. Is it an even trade for the chocolate bark? Hell no. But it was a fantastic little afternoon snack, getting me through until dinner, loaded with potassium, calcium, and protein.
I only had four. On day 61, I’m having 10.
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