i found out some very interesting things:
1 cup = 60 calories, 1 gram of fat, 8 grams of fiber
1 tomato = 26 calories, 0 grams of fat, 1 gram of fiber
tip: drizzle the slices with olive oil, because lycopene is best absorbed when eaten with a little fat.
1 wedge = 2 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of fiber
tip: squeeze over salads, fish, vegetables, etc. as a fat-free flavoring.
1 medium artichoke = 60 calories, 0 grams of fat, 7 grams of fiber
tip: steam over boiling water for 30-40 minutes. squeeze lemon juice on top for flavor (and added benefits).
1/2 cup = 318 calories, 5 grams of fat, 5 grams of fiber
i seriously recommend dressing it up with sauce or soup or something! it hardly has flavor on its own.
1/2 cup (canned) = 103 calories, 1 gram of fat, 6 grams of fiber
to check out the rest of the list, click here!
to reach my goal in 28 days, i need to lose almost 2 pounds a week (1.87 to be exact). i definitely need to start working out more. and randy and i slacked on grocery shopping this week, so we need to get back on track with that. i am actually starting to feel better about my body though. yeah it's not anywhere near where i think it should be or where i would want it to be, but i'm realizing that life is too short to constantly beat myself up about the way i look. that is just no fun. and i'm all about fun : )
until next time..