Confession: Not Eating Enough

Yesterday's lunch: Tuna steak, onions, and snow peas.
I also added a Magic Pop.
Total PointsPlus = 4
See recipe below


I wish I were perfect.

Since that is an unattainable goal, I might as well fess up when I screw up. These posts can be found under the label (in my Thought Cloud) "Confessions."

I believe that we can all learn from each others' errors, so here goes.

Yesterday, I ate a lot of vegetables and fruits--which, on the surface, sounds like a good thing.

However, I ended up with 6 leftover PointsPlus for the day and no appetite for them, so I didn't bother to eat them. I thought, "What's the harm?"

Today, I found out: when I woke up, I noticed that I felt incredibly tired and achy. It could be that I'm coming down with a bug, but I suspect that I missed some important nutrition by not eating those PointsPlus foods.

And because the PointsPlus Program is formulated for optimal health and nutrition while allowing for reasonable weight loss, my skipping those points upset my nutritional balance.

The takeaway: Whether you are on Weight Watchers or another diet program, it's important to eat enough nutritious foods for good health.

I would even go as far to say that it would be better to overeat than to under-eat.

Diet heresy? Perhaps, BUT consistent under-eating can lead to a host of problems, both physical and psychological.

My one day of under-eating will not result in a dire life and death situation, but it is a warning sign.

Confession can be good for the soul, so feel free to post your diet errors below, but do so in a positive spirit.

Please don't beat yourself up.

If I think your confession is especially creative, I will move it to its own post.

Recipe for the above pictured lunch (which, despite my error, is a good, solid meal):

BumbleBee Albacore Tuna Steak, Lemon & Cracked Pepper

This recipe is for a single serving and can be prepared the night before and packed for your lunch.

1 8-inch saute pan, sprayed with cooking spray (your entire meal should fit in this pan, which holds plenty)

1 Tuna Steak (OR canned albacore tuna in water)

1/2 to 3/4 cup of snow peas

1/2 sliced onion (medium)

A splash of diet lime seltzer water

1 packet of artificial sweetner (optional)

Saute onions until caramelized.

Add a splash of lime seltzer water.

Once the onions start to sizzle, add the artificial sweetner and snow peas

Saute until the snow pea pods turn bright green.

Add the tuna steak or canned tuna in water, including the liquid.

Continue to saute until thoroughly heated.
4 PointsPlus (when made with the tuna steak)

The tuna steak is 160 calories, 1g fat, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, and 36g protein

If you wish, you can add a favorite carb side dish: bread, rice, potatoes, potato chips, etc.



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