It’s Sunday, so you know what that means!
Like how I put the bagel on a nutrition paper? 😀 March is national nutrition month, so I am going to try to work in some posts on this topic.
We stocked up on so much fresh produce at the grocery store. I am making an effort to eat extra clean during March for nutrition month and lay off as much processed stuff as I can (I’m looking at you Balance bars), and get in more fruits and veggies. There will be a great veggie experiment this week, too!
Lunch showcased my increased veggies with a brown green smoothie!
Included in this was several hand fulls of raw spinach, 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder, 1 serving of frozen raspberries, 4 grams of oat fiber. Doesn’t look all that attractive, but it was pretty good. I actually got 2 glasses out of this, which I drank while working.
Snack time was the usual latte and couple of these:
The fresh produce brings up another FAQ:
What about the quality of food vs. the quantity? Food without pesticides, growth hormones or antibiotics, for example. I’m wondering how you feel these factors might contribute to weight loss!
I answered this a little in the comments that day, but I will post with a little more detail: I don’t know as those really matter all that much to me personally. We already eat hormone-free/antibiotic-free local meat and dairy. The pesticides – well, we just can’t afford all organic stuff. Hate to say it, but there it is. It’s too spendy up here. I would have to seriously cut back on my fruit and veggie consumption if it had to be organic. If it works into the budget, we purchase the organic version. As far as quantity/quality goes, I would likely get the same sense of fullness from an apple irregardless of whether it was organic or not. I think eating clean matters more than eating organic. I think it is better to eat regular grown strawberries than a 100 calorie snack pack any day. In a perfect world, organic food would be the norm, and I wish it was. Maybe it is moving towards that.
Also of interest, Cammy from Tippy-Toe Diet posted comments regarding how several bloggers measure success (including me). Interesting comments!
So, out of my food comfort zone for dinner. I decided to try fish (again). I was just looking at the fresh fish case and I saw some silver Hake (also called whiting). What caught my eye was the sign that said Hake was similar to sole, which is one of the only fish that doesn’t taste ‘fishy’ to me (but it costs $$). So on a whim, I bought some and John pan fried it up with some lemon pepper for dinner.
The verdict? I actually liked it as much as I have liked any fish. It was good, but I’ll take chicken any day over fish. It had almost a buttery flavor and clean tasting. Not dry at all and very tender. I would probably give this one another go around. Yay me!
I’m liking doing these FAQs in bits and pieces. I will be doing 2 separate posts one on running and one on lifting because a lot of questions centered on these, so they deserve their own posts!
Overall a good eating day today, and a nice rest day from exercise. The last few days were not so good on the eating front.
Stay ‘tuned‘ for a give away on Monday!!
Question: Do you eat organic?