Fabian, the gym owner handed me my monthly readout. The centimeters are going down nicely, but my weight-loss isn't what it could be.
“Are you eating enough?” he asked, “do you know how many calories you need per day to burn fat?”
“1000?” I guessed.
Fabian told me I need 2000 – and that the ones from wine don't count apparently. Dang!
So today I've been eating for the Lowlands. I am a champion eater. All good stuff, mind. I didn't touch the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups that are calling to me like the Lorelei. I left the Turkish Fruit in the goodie drawer, stopped myself from pouring a fully leaded coke to enjoy with my sushi lunch and had unsweetened iced tea instead. Sugar is the enemy.
So now I have to think up some healthy snacks to get me through until dinner.
One of my favorites is celery and peanutbutter. I was shocked to find how many people have never heard of this delicacy, so I am doing my best to spread the word:
Chop off the leafy bits at end of the stalks of celery and the semi-grotty bits at the other. Wash celery and dab it dry.
Load up a butter knife with peanutbutter.
Spread into groove of celery.
Chop celery into almost bite-sized pieces.
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