If you're anything like me - and many other Americans - then you're roughly 1-10 pounds "fluffier" than you were 2 months ago. Sigh.
Although it is, without a doubt, the most wonderful time of the year, November and December also happen to be the most gluttonous time of the year...
So, in keeping with all of this "New Year's resolutions" crap, I am happy to report that, as of January 2, I've been consciously trying to eat cleaner and more mindfully. Has it been perfect? Absolutely not. Especially when it comes to my alcohol intake. Here's a great example: For breakfast, I was recently on an oatmeal kick until, after reading the small, finer print on the nutrition label, I learned that my beloved, albeit gimmicky, mason jar filled with "Haulin' Oats" was a double serving. That's right: Instead of consuming what I thought was just 300 calories, I was wolfing down 600! Can you believe that? What company makes a double serving of oatmeal in a single-serving container? Like I'm going to share it with a coworker, or something? WTF is that? Seriously!? Thanks guys. Thanks for making me fat! And not with something exciting, like pizza or Mexican food...but with oatmeal! OATMEAL. Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Alternatively, I've started eating Survival Bars for brekkie. Besides the fact that each bar is a SINGLE SERVING, what I like about this particular brand is that, unlike most others on the market, Survival Bars have no salt, refined sugar, preservatives, artificial flavors/colors, trans fats, gluten, or soy. Plus, they're 100% Vegan, organic/non GMO, and 90% of the ingredients are raw! Stop. I know what you're thinking, so I'm going to answer you right now: No, Survival Bars DO NOT taste like shit or dirt or some type of exotic grass. They're delicious and filling, with most varieties boasting 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. And 300 calories or less.
So, happy 2015, dear readers! And here's to hoping that substituting Survival Bars for Haulin' Oats, Honeycrisp apples for peanut butter M+Ms, and boring ass green tea for warm, sugary coffee drinks will soon pay off.
Until we eat again,
The Lunch Belle