July 4, 2013
Holiday. Family get-together. I tried to make some adjustments to what I would normally eat at an occasion like this.
2 cheeseburgers (no bun), 2 brats (no bun), corn on the cob, mashed potatoes
Peach pie, vanilla ice cream (my wife makes the BEST home-made pies!)
1 cheeseburger (no bun), 1 brat (no bun), corn on the cob
MORE peach pie, vanilla ice cream (did I mention that my wife makes the BEST home-made pies?)
I knew I was going to have pie and I knew I was going to have ice cream.
By not having buns with my cheeseburgers and brats, I saved 600 calories and 120 grams of carbohydrates. I made up for it with the peach pie and ice cream, but this time around I didn’t have the double-whammy.
I sometimes use the saying at holiday time that “The meal is not over when you are full, it is over when you hate yourself.”
This time, I enjoyed my food, but did not get anywhere near the “hate myself” stage of consumption.