I’m shooting a commercial in 10 days. Considering I’ve spent the last two weeks eating nothing but pizza with the occasional Thanksgiving feast thrown in for variety, I may have to do a wee bit of damage control over the next few days. I guess this means reviving the Operation Hot Bridesmaid meal plan for the next week-and-a-half. In theory it went a little something like this:

Breakfast: Egg whites, vegetables, carb in the form of fruit or toast
Snack: Protein shake
Lunch: Protein, vegetables, carb
Snack: Protein shake or protein muffin
Dinner: Protein and vegetables (no carbs after 7pm)

When I started this blog it was about losing weight without really dieting. Then it was about living a healthy lifestyle. Almost four years into documenting my daily eating habits I’ve come to some conclusions. Food, as a rule, is meant to be enjoyed. Having said that, healthy foods are actually enjoyable. So are unhealthy foods, but unhealthy foods can become not so enjoyable when they become the crux of your diet (ahem, the weeks between Halloween and New Years). Also, there are some moments in time that call for a bit of dietary planning: weddings and on-camera acting jobs are pretty much it.

I guess, well, I feel guilty about “dieting.” And that’s because I don’t really think dieting is the way to go; diets are short term, making healthy choices a priority is far less stressful, and generally healthier. But I am “dieting” now because I don’t want my newly acquired Thanksgiving love-handles to be recorded for the masses to see.

There, I said it. Glad I got that off my chest.

 

Breakfast


Oatmeal with almond milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and banana
Obviously this breakfast was prepared before I tried to zip up my pre-Thanksgiving pants

Lunch


Catered lunch. ¼ Portobello mushroom sandwich and Greek salad.

Dinner


Salad with egg, tomato, olives, cucumber, red onion and lemon juice dressing
Coffee

Exercise: Strength-Shoulders and Triceps; Cardio-30 minute jog