7/20/13 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Monday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 20. July 2012 19:50

Can I still have diet pop and coffee?  Is it OK to have caffeine?

 I am going to most likely contradict myself here:  Do I drink diet pop and coffee?  The answer is yes.  While I rarely drink pop (maybe once or twice a week?), I drink coffee Monday - Friday.  Do I think it is a good thing that my body wants coffee when I wake up?  Absolutely not.  But, during the work week I am usually overworked and exhausted.  The caffeine gives me the jolt I feel like I need to start the day.  BUT...diet pop contains aspartame which is HORRIBLE for the body.  I have been reading Skinny Bitch and doing some research on the web; what I have found is that it becomes a poison in your body and since it is highly acidic your body creates extra fat cells to be able to store the extra acid.  Bummer.  I am not asking you to quit diet pop or coffee.  I am merely asking you to think about it, just as I have recently been doing.  If you are just starting to eat healthy my recommendation is not to rid yourself of everything at once.  All through my weight loss I drank diet pop and coffee.  If I had been required to do away with just about everything I love I am not sure I would have been so successful.  I have to be realistic and choose what is possible for me.  So, now that I already am in maintenance and have tackled other food issues I am going to try this whole caffeine thing.  We will see how it goes.  I know I can pretty much do away with diet pop; as for coffee I an do four days a week, but omitting it completely...not likely.  


According to a health article on YourCity.Md, the" Average U.S. Child Consumes Too Many Calories."  Look this article up to learn more about an epidemic plaguing our country - childhood obesity.  A lot of bad eating habits begin in childhood.  These habits become habitual and much more difficult to break in the adult years. Did you grow up in a household that promoted good or poor eating habits?  How do you think this has affected you today? 

Weight - 117.2 lbs.

Exercise - None today


Breakfast - 

Jenny Craig Breakfast Stuffed Sandwich (200 cal, 5g fat, 450 sodium)

1/2 cup milk


Lunch - 

Jenny Craig Panini Sandwich (7g fat, 240 cal, 450 sodium)


6 oz. yogurt

sugar-free jello

SoBe 0 cal. flavored water

Snack -  


Dinner -  

Lean Cuisine mushroom pizza (7 g fat, 330 cal, 660 mg sodium)

green beans

1 tbsp. Land O' Lakes margarine

Snack -  

100 calorie Skinny Cow Ice Cream 


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Comments (2) -

Martha Huschart
Martha Huschart
7/21/2013 10:48:08 AM #

Katie, I am now clinically addicted to your site.  Thanks for sharing yourself with all of us that strive for healthier living.  Love you.  Martha

7/22/2013 1:22:20 PM #

I am excited that you like the blogs!  Please give me your feedback ANYTIME (positive or negative)!  If you have any questions let me know.  Smile Katie

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