Tuesday, May 10

Dried plums are the new prunes

by Ryan @ 8:43 PM

All righty, I think I'm being more aware of what I eat because of this blog. At Wal-Mart tonight, I bypassed the soft, red Cinnamon Bears that were sure to give me momentary pleasure while gumming up my mouth and not helping my waistline.

Instead I pick up the prunes. For some reason, the fruit industry feels the need to "sex" the fruit up by calling them "dried plums." There's some packaging that looks like it's for some other fruit, like cherries. However, upon closer inspection you can see that it's for prunes. I think it's a little deceptive, but I guess when you're trying to sell prunes, you've gotta do what it takes.

Also at Wal-Mart, I picked up some sugar-free Cider Apple sparkling water. It'll be interesting to see how it tastes (like the Diet Chocolate Soda I skipped the other week). I also tried the Diet Coke flavored with the Splenda sugar replacement. I can't tell a difference between the regular diet stuff and that's probably what they want me to think.

My bad buy was a bag of Salsa Roja tortilla chips. I'll space them out eating only a bit at a time. I've found using a small container to hold the chips keeps the bag out of sight and out of my mind. Of course, my roommates raided my bag last time and maybe that'll happen again.

For food today, I had a carne asada burrito for lunch with a diet coke. I had four diet sodas total. Some water. An apple. Two prunes (sorry, dried plums). I'll probably have a serving or so of the chips when I get home from working out -- woohoo!

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