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What to Eat?

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

A few nights ago the bf wanted to share some chicken fettucini Alfredo with me.

After seeing it was 500 calories I declined.

He then saw me eating something 'light' (that's what he calls frozen dinners).

A while after, he sees me eating Chips Ahoys with peanut butter and says, "REALLY?!?"

I asked, what happen?

You'd rather eat cookies than chicken Alfredo? He asks.

I had my dinner, this is dessert. I explained.

He couldn't understand why I wouldn't eat a 500 calorie dinner, but I would eat a 300 calorie one AND about 200 calories worth in cookies.

Yes, the chicken IS protein.

My dinner had protein, too.

What my dinner didn't have was all the fat from the Alfredo sauce and all the carbs from the fettucini.

I don't know how to explain it, other than my food made me feel like I was eating more food for less calories.

I don't think the chicken fettucini alfredo would have filled me up, it would have been a waste!!

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  • ADZY86
    You are so right! And way to go on making YOUR choice rather than going for the chicken alfredo. I think a lot of people don't 'understand' why we eat how we eat, but WE know...and that's what matters.
    2906 days ago
    Over time I bet he will 'get it' if you continue to show him through your actions what works for you. Glad you can stick with a plan. I give into my food wants way, way too much.
    2907 days ago
    My husband can't understand why most of the time, while I'd love to have a beer, I have some sort of fruit instead. Sure, I -could- go have 150 calories of beer... or I could have 100 calories of cantaloupe and feel stuffed. :)
    2908 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    you have a plan and should eat what help you meet it. emoticon
    2908 days ago
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