I'm sorta on a diet.
Not a certain number of calories, points or grapefruits per day sorta diet, just a general overall rethinking of what I eat.
First up: rethinking coffee.
No, I am NOT suggesting the total exclusion of my favorite morning beverage, just rethinking what I put INTO it. As I have always said, I don't love coffee. What I love is cream, sugar, chocolate, whipped cream, caramel, syrups, sprinkles, whathaveyou. So, we are rethinking this.
Yesterday I added up the approximate number of calories I ingest by guestimating my average slosh of creamer added to my 4 cups of coffee per day.
Sidenote: Let me quickly define the "4 cups of coffee per day" statement. I have a mini 4 cup coffeemaker, but have always wondered what is defined as a coffeemaker "cup" compared to an 8 oz fluid cup. Guess what? I measured it out today and I drink 16 oz of coffee per day. SO...2 measuring cups worth. Definitely not as much as I thought.
Anyways, back to the creamer.
So my average creamer-slosh-a-day helping added up. A LOT.
I figured it is between 500-1,000 calories per DAY of creamer. YIKES. And let's not even talk about the sugar.
I promptly went out and purchased non-fat half & half which has 1/4 of the calories per serving, zero fat, and 2 grams of protein to boot. Yes, it has corn syrup added to it but at a much lower amount than the creamer. In flavored creamer the first two ingredients are listed as: Water, Sugar. In the non-fat half & half it is: Non-fat milk, milk. MUCH better for me.
Now. Let's get real.
It doesn't taste as good.
Of course it doesn't. So, to my AM cup o joe I add half & half and a smidgen of creamer. It's all about moderation, folks.
So do you think this might explain a 5 lb weight loss over the last two weeks?
So what foods/meals/daily consumption might YOU need to rethink?