Thursday, April 15, 2010

Stress Eating a la NY Magazine

(delicious latte from downtown Oakland... love the little heart on top!)

Does anyone else love to read that NY Magazine feature about what people eat during the week?

Like this one, or this one. They interview all kinds of people; I just happened to find two models, but it's not just about what models (don't) eat. I'm just fascinated by what people eat every day. I'm not talking about calories in and calories burned, I'm just talking about what people choose to eat every day. It's so interesting

I did a little experiment to see what I ate in the days leading up to the hearing. I was stressed, tired, wiped out and needed comfort food. This is about as bad as my eating gets. I can tolerate this sort of diet for about a week and then I start craving vegetables (see: the last dinner entry). I wrote down everything that I ate for a few days, but, same as the article, did not write down exact quantities. Also, a few notes here and there about what I was eating. I refuse to calculate calories or to judge myself: crappy times call for crappy food (sometimes).

Friday, April 9, 2010

  • Coffee + no-sugar-added hot chocolate mix (faux mocha)
  • Peppermint tea (plain, to combat tummy upset from coffee)
  • 2 small granola bars
  • Taro bun (taro-stuffed sweet bun, brought in by sweet co-worker)
  • handful cocoa-covered almonds (were in the office kitchen, and were delicious)
  • Amy’s frozen beans-and-rice burrito
  • Small cup of coffee with cream
  • Small bag of potato chips
  • Giant salad (romaine, corn-onion mix, tomato, avocado, cilantro) (this was really good)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

  • Pop-tart (1) (we don't usually have Pop-Tarts and so forth in the house, but Terri has had a hard time eating much of anything, so we've been going for easy-to-eat high-calorie foods. Unfortunately, for me, they are very easy to grab in the morning.)
  • Granola and unflavored (plain) lowfat yogurt
  • Corn nuts (um, a lot of corn nuts. way too many corn nuts)
  • Tortilla and very light cheese sprinkling, melted in micro (babysitting food)
  • Couple bites BBQ chicken (don't usually eat chicken, but I sampled what the kids were eating. Two bites was enough for me)
  • Zero-cal flavored sparkling water (black raspberry)
  • Bowl of Weetabix cereal w/So Delicious (nondairy coconut “milk”) (got home and was starving)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

  • Pop-tart (the other one from the pack I opened the day before)
  • Coffee with evap. milk (I've been using evaporated milk rather than cream. Cheaper, lowfat, and tastes good)
  • Granola and plain yogurt
  • Salad with romaine, tomato, avocado, cilantro
  • Small handful Panda raspberry licorice
  • Pop-tarts (succumbed to the cherry poptarts again in the afternoon. We really have to get these out of the house)
  • Pizza (I decided to take the easy road and ordered pizza. Got roasted red pepper and garlic. Was delicious)

Monday, April 12, 2010

  • Pizza for breakfast (slice) (Terri can't eat pizza right now so it was up to me to finish it all)
  • Pizza for lunch (slice) (by now I am really sick of pizza)
  • Coffee with evap milk
  • 2 pc chocolate
  • Last piece of pizza (thank god) (felt crappy by this time)
  • More Weetabix, with soymilk

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 (Morning of the hearing, didn't eat until we got home at 10 am)

  • Piece cranberry-orange bread (Terri's sister made this. It was amazing)
  • Small piece poundcake (she also brought a ton of other goodies, so I had to sample some)
  • Tea (plain)
  • Chocolate chip cookie (also from her sister... dang you, Liz!!)
  • Gigantic plate of steamed broccoli, carrots, Jasmine rice (I could not take any more sugar, flour, or processed food by this point. This plate of vegetables and rice tasted AMAZING!!)
Thoughts from the experiment:

Well, I know that this is a fairly skewed towards a highly-processed diet, which we usually do not eat. However, in times of great stress and exhaustion, apparently I am as susceptible as anyone to the easy and yummy, if sorta crappy. I also found that after eating all the dreck, I felt terrible and now just want to eat vegetables 24/7 for the next month.

High points: mmm, the salads were delicious. Need more of those. So yummy.

Low points: corn nuts and pop-tarts? you know it's bad when...

Onward to happy fresh spring eating and good news from the judge (crossing fingers!)


Theresa said...

After reading about your "bad week of crappy eating" I absolutely refuse to write down what all I ate this week. *LAUGHS* But I'll email it to ya if it will make you feel better about what you ate. And believe me... it would. LOL

Daphne said...

Ha! But you have a free pass; you're pregnant! With a GIRL!! Woohoo! (yes, please send, I love to know what people eat. :)

Ally said...

I kind of hate when I succumb to ordering pizza because it seems to take over the menu for at least two, sometimes three, days. I just can't bear to throw the leftover away.

It's really interesting to read what a supermodel eats in a week. Even if they give in and have something decadent, I imagine their portions are very small.

Daphne said...

I know, right? I love pizza, but I only want, like, two or three slices. And then what do you do with it? I order the smallest one they will deliver and get something I hope I will enjoy for the next day or two.

I love to see what people eat. They interview food critics, artists, all kinds of people. I just happened to find the two about the models, but everyone is interesting.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I love pop tarts, but absolutely hate the tummy ache that comes with eating them!