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Sunday’s eats

Today was truly a day of rest for me.. well a day of rest and laundry. Anyhow, breakfast was a near repeat of yesterday the only difference being I used cheddar cheese instead of feta today. I enjoyed that omelet with a cup of coffee with half and half.

Although this was a very filling omelet, my sweet tooth was kicking in high gear and I ended up also having a samoa girl scout cookie.

It was good, but the ingredient list is quite long, which does not forebode good things. Let’s take a look. The ingredients include sugar, vegetable oil, enriched flour, corn syrup, coconut, sweetened condensed milk, sorbitol, glycerin, cocoa, invert sugar, cocoa processed with alkali, cornstarch, salt, caramelized sugar, soy lecithin, dextrose, natural and artificial flavor, carreeganen, and leavening.

There’s that soy lecithin again. From the wikipedia page, soy lecithin’s non-toxicity leads to the use with food, as an additive or in food preparation. It is used commercially in foods requiring a natural emulsifier or lubricant. In the food industry it has multiple uses: In confectionery it reduces viscosity, replaces more expensive ingredients, controls sugar crystallization and the flow properties of chocolate, helps in the homogeneous mixing of ingredients, improves shelf life for some products, and can be used as a coating. In emulsions and fat spreads it stabilizes emulsions, reduces spattering during frying, improves texture of spreads and flavor release. In dough it reduces fat and egg requirements, helps even distribution of ingredients in dough, stabilizes fermentation, increases volume, protects yeast cells in dough when frozen, and acts as a releasing agent to prevent sticking and simplify cleaning. It improves wetting properties ofhydrophilic powders (e.g. low-fat proteins) and lipophilic powders (e.g. cocoa powder), controls dust, and helps complete dispersion in water[1]. It can be used as a component ofcooking sprays to prevent sticking and as a releasing agent.

I still don’t know if that’s necessarily a good thing to be eating, even if it is non toxic. It is in so many foods though, especially sweet ones.

Anyway, I also munched on some more nuts today- cashews and dry roasted peanuts. I got in a 50-minute pilates workout via DVD as well. For dinner I had leftover slaw from last night and some grilled chicken breast.

I definitely foresee some more sweets in my future tonight as the cravings are getting stronger and stronger. I may go for some dark chocolate or some coconut milk ice cream- or both. Ahh! I will try to be good!

Monday tomorrow, bleh.

Saturday’s start

This morning we got up after sleeping for almost 11 hours- ahh, so needed! I was starving and decided a good way to get in some veggies right off the bat would be to make an omelet. The husband wanted sausage and he made some extra for me, which I also put in the omelet along with some sauteed mushrooms and spinach, red onion, and feta cheese. I used two whole eggs and egg whites from a third egg.

Unfortunately, these eggs were not “pastured” or even free range (which, doesn’t necessarily guarantee that the chickens were grass fed). They were bought by the husband and prior to me making these changes, but I hope to get pastured eggs on the next shopping trip I take.

I also had some coffee (Jamaican Blue Mountain, yum!) with half and half and a packet of stevia.

After breakfast I surprised myself and went for a run. I had absolutely no intention of doing this today, but it was nice and sunny out. Right after mile 4 my ipod battery (and thus my nike+) died. I kept going though and probably ran about 4.75 miles today, sweet!

After re-hydrating and taking a shower, I indulged in some of my favorite chocolate. Mint dark chocolate made by Divine, which is ‘fair trade certified’ and freakin’ delicious! I swear the nutrition facts lie.

Anyway here are the ingredients: cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, peppermint crisp  5% (sugar, peppermint oil), emulsifier: soy lecithin (non GM), peppermint oil, vanilla. Crap! Soy lecithin. I need to do some more research on this ingredient- it is in everything!

As I am writing this I am also snacking on some more nuts 🙂 Cashews, almonds and macadamia mix again. Love them!

Signing off for now,

squirrel.