Making the better choice

A member of the Let’s Dish! team has recently hit the 100 pound weight loss mark (congrats to you!) and looks simply amazing. When people ask her the secret, her response is “I almost always make the better choice.”  We live in a world of crazy fad diets, unrealistic workout programs and thousand of “self-help” books.  Could it really be that simple?

She’s living proof!  So, whether you’re trying to lose 5lbs or 100lbs, and even if you’re not, I think this is a mantra that we all can keep in mind.  This week, I decided to get on the bandwagon.  So far I:

1. Rode my bike to the farmers market on Sunday (I usually drive the three miles and fight for a parking spot.  Tying my bike up to a tree and walking right into the market was pure bliss.)

2. Ordered the small latte at Starbucks instead of my usual venti (Saved myself 90 calories!)

3. Was in the mood for something crunchy and chose baby carrots instead of chips.

4. Enjoyed Firecracker Chicken with Sweet Potato Fries for dinner.

How does the last one count?  I had the choice to eat out, and was really in the mood for chicken fingers. Instead, I stayed home and enjoyed Let’s Dish! Firecracker Chicken instead of Chicken Fingers and Fries from TGIFridays,  saving me approximately 825 calories and 55 grams of fat (and some $$)!  Here’s how the two meals stack up:

Let’s Dish!




See more comparisons like these, here.

I’ll admit it.  I chose to eat two of our Almost Homemade Heath Bar Crunch cookies today.  And they were worth it.  That’s where the “almost” comes in (“I almost always make the best choice”) right?

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One Comment

  1. Elizabeth Marcotte
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    100 pounds! That’s amazing and very impressive. I’ve been using for a little while and I’m down 12 pounds so far.’s food database includes the nutritional information for all of the Let’s Dish! entrees and sides so it makes it super easy to track daily consumption.

    I’ve noticed that my carb cravings have gone down and I don’t feel hungry all the time. Now I always keep a few grilled Montreal Chicken breasts in the refrigerator in case I get hungry after a workout and need some protein. With only 197 calories and 33 grams of protein, it’s a great lunch and really keeps me going for the rest of the day.

    I’m really impressed with the 100 pounds! Way to go!

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