Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Weigh-less Wednesday: The Debut

For a while now, I've been neglecting the blogosphere. I've been hiding my knowledge about weight loss. I didn't do it on purpose so please don't hold it against me.

But it's true. I haven't blogged much about nutrition or weight loss or anything of the nature. Maybe I ran out of ammo and shared all that I know about the subject before. Or maybe I just chose to write more about things such as my running escapades and have not been injecting more of what helped me get to where I am today.

Well, I'm trying to change that. I wanted to dedicate some time and space to nutrition. In some ways, it's nice to have a dedicated day where I will do something. Otherwise it tends to be sporadic and then it can get lost in the shuffle.

For now, that dedicated day is Wednesday, if for no other reason than both Wednesday and weight loss begins with a W.

Why am I doing it? Well, it's to share the knowledge and hopefully give readers a reason to think about their food choices. It's also to keep me on the straight and narrow. I've strayed from some of the things that got me here and I want to get back into the good habits I had for so long, that now are seemingly hit and miss.

To start off this Weigh-less Wednesday, I wanted to share a link with you. It's a cool little quiz about breakfast foods.

Do you eat breakfast? I do. I think it's essential, and yet so many people skip it. To me, the biggest problem with skipping breakfast is that it could lead to poor choices later in the morning. Not sure about you but if I skip a meal I get hungrier earlier than I would otherwise. So if I were to skip breakfast, I'd be very hungry by 9 or 10, and then if I hadn't eaten then by lunchtime I'd be ravenous. And you know by that point I'm not going to be picky about what I jam down my throat.

Anyway, breakfast presents challenges as well. Just like any other meal, there are good things to eat, bad things to eat, bad things disguised as good things and good things you might think would be bad.

Here's the link. It's a bit of a quiz. Men's Health put together the quiz and asks you to pick which of two similar items is the healthier breakfast option.

For instance, the first one it asks you to choose between pancakes and waffles. Hmmm... tough choice. Honestly, I felt like that was a lose-lose situation but I chose... and chose wrong. I should've known better, but I went with my gut and apparently it was the gut I had a long time ago.

I'm not going to spoil it for you because I want you to choose correctly.

I actually did pretty bad on the test overall. I think it's because long ago I whittled down my breakfast choices to energy bars. Then I slowly added other things, notably bagels and Fiber One cereal. Lately I've been alternating between bagels and Fiber One because I have them but also because I don't want to go to Costco so much. Damn Costco. I buy Clif Bars from Costco so if I run out I'm going to have to go back to Costco, and I can't leave Costco without dropping 100 bucks. Grrr...

So I'm not quite up to speed on pancakes vs. waffles, yogurt vs. cottage cheese, bacon vs. sausage, etc.

Anyway, take the test and feed yourself with knowledge. And I'll be here every Wednesday trying to give you more healthy info to arm yourself with.

Also, if you have any suggestions to future topics, please feel free to suggest topics.


tahoegirl said...

I am going to look forward to this Wednesday post. I scored pretty good on the quiz. I too eat breakfast every day. Without it I would feel nauseous and would have no energy. I hate seeing people eat those huge bakery muffins for breakfast and think they are doing something good. I need to try to incorporate more fruit into my breakfast.

Side note: Train wreck feeling gone! I did light weights yesterday which I knew would help speed recovery. Recap coming soon.

Whitney said...

I have to go to Costco tonight and I'm already dreading it. All that I NEED is milk... but that's not all that I will come home with.

Kerrie T. said...

Pancakes. No. Waffles. No. Pancakes. Wait, no. Waffles. I'll take both. Damn.

This is a great idea! Love it.

I eat a small breakfast in the car on the way to work (bagel thin with like a teaspoon of peanut butter, and coffee, or a trail mix bar and coffee), then I usually have a mid-morning snack (lately a piece of fruit or fruit with a little piece of cheese). I tend to drink too much coffee on the days I go in to work, and I'm trying to cut back. Today, I just did my one cup in the car on the way here. Win!

Christy said...

I love this idea!! Can't wait to read on Wednesdays!

Willoughby said...

I love this idea! I can't wait to see what information you're going to share.

I eat breakfast.....sort of. I don't know if you would still call it breakfast because I don't eat until I've been up for three hours or so. Before that, it's just coffee for me. My usual breakfast isn't very healthy, though. It's fat free, but high in carbs (I'm not telling you what it is because everyone makes fun of me when I tell them what I eat for breakfast!).