Sorry, I find myself alliterating a lot lately. Not sure what that is about. I even changed the title of this post to an alliteration…the original title (which makes more sense with the first sentence below) was “Nutrition should be a four-letter word…” Be warned: You’ll find more alliteration peppered periodically in this post.
At least it gets me saying several four-letter-type-words when I start looking at how poorly I do with my nutrition. Especially when I am traveling. My schedule is tight when I travel and often I don’t have many options available for lunch. Add to that, I usually miss breakfast at least one day a week due to running out the door to catch a flight or just get to where I am due. Dinner is the only meal I am consistent about eating, but I am usually so overly hungry that it ends up being unhealthy food and I eat way too much.
Let’s not even get started about cravings…this week have been a few odd ones. Monday night I just wanted “good” food. Tasty, yummy, good. We ended up at Copper, a modernized Indian restaurant that is fabulous. We’d been there before, but I don’t remember it being this fabulous. Thankfully, most of the food is relatively good for you. I went with standard tikka masala, saag paneer, rice, naan, and cucumber/tomato salad.
Then we get to Tuesday night. I wanted a burger. A giant, juicy, too-many-toppings burger. We went to Five Guys. I am just going to say it now, the Five Guys burger was at the top of a “top ten” list I saw recently of the absolutely worst take-out foods for you. Heh. A heart-attack wrapped in foil. It was sooooo good. And the next day I completely regretted giving into my craving (emotionally, physically I was fine).
Last night I craved sushi. Thankfully, it wasn’t another burger night! Heh. I met Neil at Red Bowl which is near the house and I ate a bunch of sushi rolls of various varieties. Yes there are a lot of carbs with the rice, but at least the protein is fish, which is good. And they were all wrapped in seaweed which is also good.
Neil and I both love to cook, so why do we eat out almost all the time? Because the biggest struggle I have is keeping food in the house. Or rather, good, perishable food. With all my travel and being gone, I can’t tell you how many full tubs of lettuce and other veggies I’ve had to toss out in the backyard because they went bad before I could eat them. (I don’t officially compost, but I do throw bad veggies down the hill into the wild.) I do not have a good grocery store convenient to the house so I have to plan my trips and they do not happen every day. I keep dry goods (pasta, bread, rice, cereal, etc.) and anything that freezes well (meat, cheese, butter, breads, etc.) but fresh foods like veggies and fruits are tough. I may resort to frozen veggies as well since I need to find some way of having them around without wasting my wages, but I prefer fresh veggies so much. *sigh*
OK now I am just whining. I guess I’ve rambled on enough about this matter without really saying anything other than this is still something I desperately need to work on. This week was a shining example of that.