Friday, August 10, 2007

Health Food does not Equal Diet Food

MENTAL STATUS: "Anxious". Having a family reunion--of sorts--at our house tomorrow. I hope it goes smoothly.

I went to the health food store a few days ago for some tahini (I love making hummus) and ended up taking home a few other goodies, too. Like two juice/protein shakes.

I figured they'd be a nice healthy alternative for a quick breakfast. Protein and fruit with some added fiber all wrapped up in a 15.2 oz shake. So I happily had one this morning. Not bad. Not good either, but it's doing my body good, right? Then I looked at the calorie content.

500 Calories!!!!!

Are they insane? 500 calories for that stupid shake. A drink. What's in there? I thought I was drinking fruit. Holy smokes if I wanted to waste 500 calories on breakfast, I'd driven over to Dunkin' Donuts and had a large coffee roll. At least I would have enjoyed. And I would have been full. Grrr.

**deep breaths**

Okay. I feel better for venting.

Now on to talk about books. I think I told you I won a book (The Plot Thickens) on the Write Stuff blog a few days ago. I already received it and am about half way through it. Very interesting. I actually like the fact the author gives exercises for you to try to help you expand your plot--or my case--my lack thereof. I'm hoping to finish it this weekend.

Haven't done any writing in about 3 days. If this thing gets finished this year, I'll owe myself a dollar.

Oh well. Have a good weekend!





2 comments:

Chicki said...

Quote: "Holy smokes if I wanted to waste 500 calories on breakfast, I'd driven over to Dunkin' Donuts and had a large coffee roll." LOL!

Besides often being deceptive, most of the stuff in those stores is also wildly overpriced. I'll stick with what I can get in Wal-Mart!

Enjoy your weekend!

Chelle Sandell said...

Some of the diet shakes and protein drinks are just as bad. I just need to be consistent and exercise.