I’ve been doing a lot of reading about weight loss, and one food that stands out are beans. All sorts of beans! From red kidney beans, to black ones, white, yellow, green, split peas, lentils, etc. There’s just a whole wide world of beans for me to explore and include in my diet.
Beans are not new to me, but I rarely had it in my usual diet. Before I began this weight loss project, driving thru KFC was becoming a habit for me. At first I didn’t worry about it, it happened once a week. sometime twice. But eventually it became more frequent.
It became my default mode. All those Chicken Hot Shots. Plus fries on the side. Lots of them. And soda. Then I lost interest to cook meals home, and relied too much on fast food.
Ugh. Then I gained all those extra pounds.
So for today, it’s mung bean festival for me. It’s both my lunch and dinner, and I plan to have it again for the coming days. Maybe I’ll switch to a new type of beans every now and then, to add variety to my menu.
June 17, 2017
Goal: 1200 calories
-Food: 1008 calories
+Exercise: 108 calories
=Remaining: 300 calories
Thanks to these mung beans, I had 30g of fiber for the day — achieving my 25g goal! Woohoo! I love these beans!
Here’s the rest of what I ate today:
Lunch: Brown rice, Green Mung Beans Soup with Moringa Leaves
Afternoon Snack: coffee
Dinner: Brown rice, another round of Green Mung Beans Soup with Moringa Leaves, Lecso (Hungarian Sausage Stew with Lager)
Lecso is a traditional sausage, tomato and bell pepper stew from Hungary. I saw a couple of Hungarian sausages in the fridge, some bell peppers, and my last bottle of Hite Beer – so I had the idea to make one.
By the way, it was a huge temptation for me! Had to watch out how much MEAT I put into my mouth. Ended up having half of a sausage.
Not bad. I was still within my limits.
Aaarggh! I still don’t have a weighing scale.