Saturday, December 29, 2012

Sensa vs. Fuego

There's this amazing restaurant in TX called "Fuego". It is my kryptonite.

I usually inhale the shrimp taco and wonder who took my food after ("blast them!").

Tonight I tried salty Sensa on my taco. Lo and behold, while I ate most of it, I DID slow down and leave a bit behind.

I would say that for me, it stops the inhaling of certain foods.

I will use it when I am powerless against the fuego...

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Year end cyber bully

As 2012 comes to a close, I've learned a few things:
1. That this food challenge is hard and sad
2. That I'm really hard on myself and a bit of a cyber bully to myself
3. That WW really worked for the first 11-14 lbs
4. That French and Asian foods agree with me
5. That I now hate chicken
6. That low-fat made me fatter
6. That my fiancé' loves me no matter what .
And that doing my blog via iPad is a challenge
And that 7 comes after 6.....
So, I won't make any resolutions here that are tough and Marine-like. I won't go to any more nutritionists because my body is truly not of this planet.

What will I do?
Continue to do WW online via the iPhone I will be getting soon.
Continue to increase my exercise by doing a variety of things.
Eat food that is Parisien or Asian and tasty
Drink red wine
Drink light beer

Friday, December 14, 2012

"Veggie Burger" Epic McFail...

Veggie burger. What do you imagine?

Boca burger or bean patty of some kind, yes? It IS, after all, nearly 2013 and these things exist in regular grocery stores...

But no.

This is a veggie burger Mc edition:
Lettuce-special request
Tomato-special request
2 pickles-special request. They are yellow btw


It was inedible.

Sonic came to the rescue with a decent Jr. Deluxe.

Epic McFail!

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sensa and Sensibility

Another product I saw on Dr. Oz.

Sensa sprinkle powder for weight loss. 1 side is salty, the other, sweet.

Although it may have some allergens, anytime I get the chance to experiment, I'm intrigued and find it my scientific duty to investigate and report back.

I've heard that it works on some people and not others. Skeptical, I sprinkled it on something salty and fatty.

In about 30 seconds, I didn't feel differently but I THOUGHT differently. "Hmm, I've had enough of that food".

I tried it again on Holiday luncheon food: trout with crab, mashed potatoes, veggies. It seemed to work on the potatoes-normally I inhale them. I ate them slowly and was satisfied with half. That's the first time it has ever happened between me and mashed potatoes...

Now to the coup d'etat: cheesecake.

I sprinkled the sweet side on it and voila. 3 tiny bites felt like I had eaten 3 big pieces.

Yesterday, I thought I would give Sensa a real challenge: Sonic Jr. Burger and fries. I was hoping after 3 bites I would have had enough. I felt satisfied @ 2/3 into the burger. Most of the fries. Normally I inhale both and want more and more and feel deprived until my stomach catches up.

20 min later I ate the rest of the burger and fries. But I DID NOT try to scam any of my bf's fries, so that's a big improvement.

So, so far, I think it could be useful:

Helps me not absolutley INHALE food and wonder who took it. I feel satisfied after eating a few bites instead of ravenous and wanting more or deprived.

Next I will try it on chocolate brownies, pizza and Nit Noi "Hurry Curry".

*Definitely worth a try!

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Wholly Shirataki, Batman! Noodles!!

I love noodles.

Always have.

Made me a chubby kid.

And now, I have found possible noodle nirvana:

Shiritaki noodles, also known as Konjac root yam noodles.

Entire bag has 10 calories. 10. Omg.

Noodle Heaven:
1 bag "yam" noodles (made from Konjac root yam), drained.
1 tsp chili oil

Heat noodles. Add oil and salt to taste.


Be careful when choosing the chili oil if you have soybean or peanut allergy. I had to choose the peanut one.

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