Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Self Portrait Challenge: Food and Me Week 2
As I've gotten older, I've had to struggle to maintain my weight. I've never had to diet before and I have found that I am not successful on diets because I always feel deprived. Instead, I eat lean protein, whole grains and two servings of vegetables/fruit for my main meals. This has worked well. I do allow myself some little indulgences--lattes, made with soy milk, and dark chocolate. I make it a point to have about 1 ounce of dark chocolate every evening with my latte. One bar last me about 3 or 4 days, yet it just seems so decadent that it totally makes me forget that I am eating sensibly! The biggest challenge is in the selection. I usually buy a variety of bars at my local Organic Market--Single Origin Chocolate, Chocolate with blueberries or with cherries and almonds, Chocolate with cocoa nibs or espresso--and the list goes on! Sometimes I just can't make up my mind! Ahhh! It looks like the single origin chocolate from Ecuador wins!