Tuesday, September 16, 2014


No, I'm not referring to a dial in Dexter.  Nor am I talking about my hair.

I am talking about my favorite subject - FOOD!

I've talked a lot on here about thinking of calories like cash.  And if you only have a certain amount of money to spend you have to decide how you best dole it out.

I know some people who allow themselves a small piece of chocolate every night.  It's a small indulgence but they like sweets and this satisfies that craving.  It's pretty "expensive" but it works for them.

This would never work for me.  For me it always has to be about QUANTITY and feeling filled to the brim to be satisfied.  Fortunately I can accomplish this without consuming a ton of calories.

Take my lunch for today:


Does it look like a lot?  OK, how about when I put it all in a container?


That is a pound - a full POUND - of coleslaw mix (no dressing, of course) - and yes, I ate every last bit.


So I put a LOT of food in my body, but let's break it down:

Coleslaw = 100 calories
Salmon pouch: 70 calories
Apple: 80 calories

So I ate the whole lot for 250 calories!!  Not only is it relatively skimpy on calorie count, but the salmon pouch has 13 grams of protein, so it packs a wallop.  The fiber in the apple also helps feeling full.  And eating this much food takes a while.  I could shove a donut down my face in 2 minutes for twice the calories and be starving a few minutes later.

So for me, it's not just about the calories themselves, but the volume I consume makes a huge difference.

I am still fighting to get my eating back in check, and it's little tricks like this that helps!!!


  1. That's a great lunch!!! I'd love more examples of meals- breakfast, lunch, dinner that you eat on plan. Thanks!!!! Your site is very helpful and motivating

  2. I would love to see more meal examples too. Also, wondering why you don't use low calorie dressing? Seem there are some decent options available.

  3. Even low cal dressings just aren't worth the "price" for me - but I know some people can't go without it. I have leaned to enjoy salads with just some garlic salt.

    I'll try to start posting more foods, but I have several recipes on here - just go to search bar and enter recipe!


  4. I surprised you can make a donut last 2 minutes!! I am sure I can not!
    Your lunch looks right up my alley! I use lemon juice on my salads if I use a dressing,I do the same with tuna a lot.