i am lucky to work in an office where they give us lots of free food, and have a dining room that has many options.
these are the things i always have available from the office for breakfast or lunch...first the stuff i can figure out food blocks:
mixed greens, deli meat, fruit galore (apples, oranges, bananas, berries, etc.), there's usually a helthy protein option (ie, grilled salmon or chicken, etc)
here are some prepared things i was wondering how to integrate correctly (sometimes i am short on time): full assortment of odwalla juices; odwalla food bars (they have a new one (11g fat, 22 carb, 6 fiber, 7 protein), stony field farms yogurts fat-free or low fat (lf has 7 protein, 1.5 fat, 25 carb, 2 fiber for vanilla and blueberry - no plain)
i get the protein/palm thing. i even get the carb thing when i am doing the fresh stuff. i even get the fat thing, but i am missing that a little. i am at a TOTAL lOSS for how to calculate blocks from labels. any tips?
today in a pinch i had a vanilla yogurt, 2 oz sliced turkey and a cup of strawberries, plus a spoon of peanut butter. not knowing what the diff of vanilla vs plain is i just guessed on this, how did i do?
i also feel like i am eating a grotesque amount of food. since i get up at 4:30am and go to sleep at 11pm, could i do:
5am- 1 block snack; 9am- 2 block breakfast; 12- 3 block lunch; 4pm-1 block snack; 7pm- 3 block dinner; 11pm- 1 block snack. i am working out now, so i should be adding another block in once i get to the daily hour routine.
ps - i am an atkins convert who lost 55 lbs in 1999 and kept it all off until this last year when i got a new job, in a new city, and my life turned upside down. i do not even need to lose the 20 lbs i gained - i am zoning now because i do not want to deal with my mom's heart and diabetes problems.