I went to take the kids out to play at an indoor playroom and somehow ended up buying two studio monitors:
My brain is subconsciously forcing me to build a home studio one piece at a time without me knowing it apparently.
Speaking of crazy, I’ve been thinking I want to eat better, so somewhere between determining my daily caloric intake, the ideal balance between protein, fat, and carbohydrates, and looking at different eating patterns and whatnot, I came up with the ridiculous idea to attempt making a week worth of healthy lunches for myself.
First three different flavors of baked chicken:
An ass-load of sauteed mushrooms:
Boiled some carrots (and invisible celery):
And being that I was enjoying my manic episode, I ended up making a pot of gnocchi (high carbs, I know, but whatever) and played around with creating a really low calorie tomato-based sauce for it:
Then Tupperware! I had been reading that splitting up meals is one way to help with your metabolism. Being that I eat somewhat early at work (because of market hours), and I always get hungry and snack in the afternoon, I decided to try splitting my “lunch” up into two meals.
I calculated the ideal meal for me to be a little over 500 calories (since I’m trying to do some cutting), which gave me a goal of around 250 calories per “meal.” Unfortunately though, I ended up having no where close to the amount of calories I needed so I’m improvising by adding either a scoop of cottage cheese or a cup of yogurt to each of these containers — which seems like quite a decent amount of food actually.
Here are the things that I would have done in retrospect:
- More celery. I stretched it and made two servings out of one stalk but it could have even been one to be honest. And you can eat like a fucking garbage bag of the stuff and still not get to 250 calories (it’s around .18 calories per gram).
- More vegetables in general. I had enough for one per “meal” but ideally I should have two (and I could still add them to what I have now without going over 250 calories). Maybe paprika or something? Cucumbers?
- I need some other decently low calorie “main portion.” Basically all I have is different flavors of baked chicken and gnocchi, which may work for a week, but I know I would get sick of it soon.
And some random thoughts:
- It took me 3-4 hours to make all this shit which is totally not maintainable on a regular basis. I’m also dreading having to wash all the dishes.
- When you eat the right stuff, you can eat a hell of a lot of it.
- Vegetables are like magic.