(File this one under The Newlywed Diet. I’m trying to learn how to post directly within that page, but I don’t have the energy to fight that out right now!)
Now, I realize this kinda looks like puke, but stay with me here. The one on the right was my version – the guacahummus. Simply one avocado + one can of garbanzo beans + some crushed garlic. Kevin’s version included garbanzo beans + tahini + garlic + green onions + cayenne pepper sauce. All you have to do is blend them up in the food processor. Unfortunately, after my meltdown the other day, I’m not allowed to touch the food processor, but Kevin’s amazing with it. Next time, I want to try mixing in some fresh spinach.
These statistics cracked me up:
The Daily Mail reports today that, like me, “twenty-two percent of newlyweds put on weight within a year of the ceremony,” with the average weight gain being around 20 pounds. Twenty pounds! Holy cow (no pun intended), that’s a lot. In a study of 3,000 women, some of the newly married wives said they gained weight because they no longer felt motivated by a wedding to stay in shape. Others said they over-indulged on their honeymoon, 22 percent say they no longer felt the need to impress their significant other, a full quarter admitted to over-eating as a way to cheer themselves up because they were so upset the wedding was over, and, get this, 31 percent said they overindulge because they simply don’t know what else to do with themselves now that there’s no longer a wedding to plan.
Upset that there’s no wedding to plan? NO WAY!!!! I think it has a lot more to do with the entire bag of junk food we packed for the honeymoon, the Chicago pizza, the Chinese, all the leftover fruit pizza frosting, and the Cookie Friday dough. Enter the best calorie counting app ever: My Net Diary.
The coolest part? The “scan from barcode” option lets you simply scan whatever food item you want to eat and the nutrition facts appear automatically. I love this little thing! It’s like a game! And obviously, I always have my iPhone with me, so it works like a charm! I do like that it also tracks your water intake if you want because I am awful with not drinking water.
And that’s how I started counting my Pop Chips! Haha. But if you’re careful, you can still have some of your faves. Just watch the portion control, right? That’s the KEY!
Kevin was making fun of me because this is what I had at the dinner table with me last night. Vitamin Water Zero, glass of water + Smart Water. WHAT HAVE I BECOME WITHOUT DIET COKE IN MY HOUSE?!?!?!??!!
Have you ever tried a pluot? Plum + Apricot. Yeah, that was in my app’s database too!!
I counted my chips at dinner too! There are 22 whole grain tortilla chips there!
Peaches + blueberries + Greek yogurt. Sharing a bowl of fruit with Kevin isn’t quiet as fun as sharing ice cream out of the carton!! But we did divide it up before we started eating so there would be no fighting!! The lines were clearly drawn!
And 100-calorie kettle corn in bed with American Wife.
And yes, I know. This calorie counting app business is just a phase. I’m going to try it until my birthday – September 10. That’s just the next notable date that came to mind. But it’s like a little hobby to me. Yes, I know, nerd to the extreme over here. Here’s the #1 reason I’m doing this (besides vanity, of course):
That’s some pretty significant time!!! (Chart via Runners World). Alright! Time for a run!