Yesterday in an attempt to “eat healthier” a friend and I decided to go to Cosi for some salads or other “healthier” fare instead of our original pizza plan. I opted for a half soup/half salad combo. Tomato Basil soup and the Signature Salad with grapes, apples, mixed greens and gorgonzola cheese thinking I made the healthier choice by eating so light. I even got baby carrots as my side instead of chips.
So I went home to calculate how many PointsPlus this was. Healthy my ASS! Why was a side of soup 6 WW Points?!? And the salad 5 points?!? Pizza is only 4 points per slice (thin crust). How can some seemingly innocent food do such destruction?! I was really bothered, I felt like “damn, I shouldn’t have deprived myself of a little indulgence.” All of these “healthier” options are hiding calories somewhere. The Fuji Apple Chicken Salad @ Panera Bread? When I plugged their nutritional stats into my points calculator that was 10 points. -_- . How can a group of 0 point foods turn into a massive points buster?!?Dressing is like some serious liquid calories for that azz.
I mean, I know that in the end I did the right thing by not opting for the refined carby goodness that was pizza because I supplied my body with some good nutrients (I think with tomatoes and salad greens and carrots right) but when I’m tally up my point total for the day, its disheartening. *sigh* It makes me feel like you can’t win for losing..
It doesn’t help that I just love FOOD! I mean, everything about it. I think I was a chef in a past life or I’m slowly building up to being an amazing cook because food fascinates me. I love sitting in Barnes and browsing the food bible. I really do feeling like battling with food is like fighting an addiction. I scolded myself because I’m able to give up things like twitter, facebook, and even coffee (oh how I miss the smell), but I struggle with other food vices. I mean, food is essential to life and we should enjoy it right?!
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