At least there is protein

Steak and salmon: good.

Couscous and matzah: okay

Veggies: doable

Needless to say, the cake went undisturbed. I feel bad about wasting. I would feel much worse with it on my waist.

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Power Cheat, Pre-Sabbatical

The Pantry, downtown LA, after the Lakers game.

It was 10:3opm. I had eaten only about 600 calories all day, 60% of which was protein. We had walked seven miles. There was probably never a better time for a cheat meal.

And I couldn’t finish everything. Neither could the kid. The stomach apparently shrank along with the belly.

That said, there is nothing like comfort food, done right, and in generous portions to remind you of exactly how beguiling a foodie’s life could be.

My next cheat meal is scheduled for dinner on Saturday, January 19th in Chicago. That will be either hot dogs and tater tots, or Giordano’s pizza (2 slices.)

Cheat Meal of the Month (Sort of)

So for my first cheat meal since beginning my training program at the beginning of August, I was going to have this box of sliders and order of baked fries.

Well, I could only manage to eat four of the sliders, and after one french fry¬† I realized that something had happened to my appetite since starting on this journey: I didn’t much like french fries anymore.

So The Kid got two sliders and the fries, and I am perfectly happy going right back to my nutrition program.

Next cheat meal will be during my sabbatical three weeks hence, during my stopover in Portland, Oregon.

At the moment I am thinking about Pine Street Biscuits. Thoughts?

Cheat Meal-ish

The dirty vodka martini at the Henrietta Bar was way off plan, the Balthazar salmon and lentils slightly less so, and the asparagus was spot on. In all, I kept to my macro nutrients and calories, but fats were a bit high on the day.

I woke in the middle of the night not feeling well for the first time since starting training. Was it jet lag? Was the food off? Was it the meal? Or was it the first alcoholic beverage in two months?

I am assuming all of the above. I am resolving to be done with the booze and sticking to plan. Clearly, my metabolism is changing, I think for the better.

I miss having a kitchen…