I’m in the airport, another $7.99 contributed to the wireless internet bank account! Flight this morning went well, and our client presentation went very well.
Started the day at 4:00 a.m. and was at the airport and through security by 5:30. I stopped in Starbucks for my latte = long line.
For breakfast I packed a PB + Banana + Honey portable sandwich.
It was great and although I was skeptical it would fill me up, I think in combo with the latte, it worked. I had this at 5:30 and we didn’t eat lunch until 12 and I was just getting hungry around that time. I did have a snack…see below.
Breakfast calories: ~450.
I had some seltzer on the plane – no photo. It was boring. And half a mini box of raisins to tide my hunger around 9:30. I wasn’t really hungry, but worried I wouldn’t make it to lunch. I’m reading the book “Eating Well For Optimal Health” by Dr. Weil. It seems to be a great overview of nutrition, health, and wellness. I’ll give you updates as I make it through the chapters! I was reading about the glycemic index and noted that raisins have a GI of only 6, which is REALLY low. So I thought they’d make a good snack and they did!
Apologies in advance. No photos. This was my first ever meeting with this client and we were all eating at a small table – I just didn’t feel comfortable pulling out my camera and telling them about the blog (which I usually have to do to explain myself – normally I like sharing, but this was a bit inappropriate). So here’s what I had:
Panera Bread Catering – thank GOODNESS it was something I liked!!
Half a Sierra Turkey sandwich. It had very minimal of the mayo they put on and no cheese. Seemed like a better choice than tuna salad (onions + full-fat mayo) and ham and cheese (more fat, cheese), plus I like turkey! I knew the sandwhich would be about 400 calories because I’m familiar with Panera’s nutritional stats, but 480!? For half! Damn! Turkey is pretty low-cal, so that means it was 400 calories worth of bread. I knew it would be high, but not that high. Oh well – it was yummy!
Had two generous portions of salad with cucumber, tomato, lettuce and a drizzle of balsamic. I tried to eat as many veggies as I could. Plus 2 pickles!
Lastly, I had 1/3 of an oatmeal cookie. It took all the willpower in the WORLD to not eating the whole thing. I wanted to eat 25% and ended up with 1/3. Ok with me! My client said I should eat 2 cookies because I was “thin enough to handle them.” I told him I was thin because I didn’t eat cookies!
I skipped the chips, the delicious looking baguette, and the 6 other kinds of cookies. Drool! It took a long time for my stomach to realize it had been fed. I wanted to keep eating, but knew I’d had enough. Finally, about an hour later, hunger went away. I wish I’d been able to have 1/2 that sandwich and a yogurt instead!
I thought I did pretty well, all things considered. Had I gotten a good workout in today, lunch would be no problem, but on a rest day it was a big high. Shouldn’t have eaten the cookie, but it’s a special occasion!
Lunch calories: ~670
At the airport now and had a hot tea with a touch of skim milk.
I’ll probably have the other half of my raisins and a bar or some almonds in an hour or so. Not sure about dinner yet. I want to go to my favorite salad bar, but I might be better off finding something at home. We’ll see! Let’s hope my flight is on-time….
See you later!
nice job! lots of willpower. you waited an hour for your tummy to "recognize it's been fed" — i need to learn to do that. i'll try it next time i'm in a buffet or eating out. It's funny- when I'm home, with the food scale, I feel like I have analytic knowledge that i've had enough food. But being out is another story…
your honey banana sandwich looks droooolishious. 🙂
about the raisins, is the GI that low for raisins if they're so sweet?(raisins have added sugar, dont they? correct me if i'm wrong someone!) i always thought that it was too sweet to be low GI.
Steph, I know what you mean about having the knowledge to know you're full! When I'm out, if I've had veggies, grains, a protein, and/or I fruit, I know to stop. But if I'm missing a group, it's hard to stop because I feel unsatisfied.
I was really surprised by the low GI of raisins too. Dried apricots were also really low. GI is a lot more than just the sugar content of the foods, so it's actually really hard to predict if something is high or low. I guess you just have to study the charts to become familiar with the foods……… 10 minutes later…..I just did some web searches and most of the sites are coming up with 64 for 1/4 a cup raisins. Hmmmm. Perhaps the book has a typo?? Very strange. Now I'm not sure what they are. But they are still considered a "low-GI" food.
Hi Kath! I love Panera, I'm so jealous 🙂 Quick question for you… So I'm using my food scale today to weigh an apple… I peel and core all my apples and then weigh them (my food scale gives me all the info including calories and other nutritional information). I was wondering today, does the food scale already figure in the core of the apple into the nutrition facts? I had an apple today and it calculated it at 81 calories, but I didn't have the core on the scale, it was just the apple with no skin or core. Should my calories for an apple be lower since I leave the core out? There is an option on my scale nutrition guide to choose an apple raw, with no skin, but there isn't an option for no core. I just want to make sure I'm calculating everything correctly.
I've noticed you always eat plain yogurt because of the amount of sugar in the sweetened ones. I was at the grocery store the other day and I wanted to buy some plain yogurt, I looked at the nutritional info and the plain yogurt has more sugar than the lowfat strawberry yogurt sweetened with splenda…. I'm confused!
I hope your flight is on time!
Look at the ingredient list when buying yogurt. If there is no added sugar, the "sugar" on the nutritional information is from the natural occurring "sugar's" in the yogurt. I prefer have more natural occuring sugar. I occassionally use splenda. However, I try to avoid it in yogurt since I love yogurt and eat it daily. If you don't like the tang of plain yogurt, try adding a banana or some other fruit that you like. Or even add a little bit of splenda yourself, that way you can keep track of how much you have. Hope that helps; I'm sure Kath will have a better answer and tips. I've just recently become a big fan of plain yogurt!
Also, Kath love the cranberry sauce recipe. Yum! Thanks for the idea.
I have no idea how your food scale works. If you have questions about it, I would just weigh the food, get the oz or grams, and then use a database like CalorieKing. I usually subtract 1/4 an oz for my cores and then log the apple accordingly.
Trelly is right. The sugars listed are natural milk sugars and are perfectly healthy. Just make sure the yogurt doesn't have sugar in the ingredients list.
So glad you like the recipe!! Speaking of cranberry sauce, I'm all out and need to make more!
I absolutely love everything about your blog! I'm already a healthy eater but your blog motivates me to try all types of different things related to healthy eating! 🙂
Please keep up the good work, have a nice healthy life!