It’s Carrie!

When I was growing up, my mom was a Weight Watchers leader, and she crafted magnetized food wheels for my sister and I to put on the fridge so we could keep track of our eating. The concept stuck. My food plan is to follow a balanced diet (“balance” is defined by the amounts below) while keeping my portion sizes small. 

  • Dairy: 3 servings
  • Fruit: 2 servings
  • Bread (or starch): 3 servings
  • Veggies: AT LEAST 4 servings
  • Protein: 4 servings

Some more rules that I’ve tacked on:

  • No meat: I’ve been a vegetarian for about 10 years, so this comes easily.
  • No refined sugar: I’m going to do my best to keep this out of my diet without being militant about it.
  • Stay positive: This is difficult for me, a life-long pessimist. But, after some very unscientific testing, I believe that negative thinking is part of the reason that I overeat.

I’m doing Recession Diet, in short, because I’ve found that blogging about self-improvement projects helps me follow through on them. My friend and Elisa and I reformed our finances a year ago through Cheap Women, and my budget is still improved. I learned a lot about my personal exercise habits through Triathablog with Elisa and Amanda.

Through Recession Diet, Amanda and I hope to capitalize on the fun and success we had with Triathablog, but this time we’re adding a food watch to the physical activity.


1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Natalie  |  March 25, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Oooh, no refined sugar. I know the answer to that question! Lol. Seriously, if you get some sweet tooth cravings I can point you to some low guilt, healthier sweet tooth alternatives that actually taste like something a sane person would want to eat.

    Looking forward to see what you ladies come up with -I can always use some more recipes!


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