First, thank you guys so much for all your sweet compliments on my legs! I have a love/hate relationship with them (as most gals probably do). I love that they are muscular and toned... I hate how big my calves are (trying on tall boots = tres depressing)... I love that my thighs get smaller when I run... I hate that my calves stay the same. But my former trainer in Austin, Deb (miss you!!), told me to be proud of my strong legs so I'm gonna! Moving on... Hungry Girl!
the Hungry Girl - Lisa Lillien. Hungry Girl began as a website that features low calorie/low fat/low point recipes, new food finds, and shocking discoveries, like how many calories are in a slice of The Cheesecake Factory's carrot cake (1560 calories, 84 grams of fat). Since my college days, she has blown up and now has 5 published books, and in January 2011, she will have her own cooking show on the Cooking Channel! (You can see a preview of the show here.)
this Baked Ziti swap).
It's crazy to think I used to eat all that processed crap... ew. I was so obsessed with being on a "diet" that I lived off diet soda (at one point, I used to have 4 different kinds in the fridge), 100-calorie packs, fat free hot dogs (EW), Skinny Cow sandwiches, and low calorie bread. (And in high school, I ate at McDonald's, Wendy's, and Taco Bell almost daily. GUH-ROSS!!) These days, I feel uber guilty anytime I eat anything processed. But... there is a time and place for everything. I still drink soda from time to time (I have a deep love for Mexican coke and Trader Joe's Vintage Root Beer - both made with real sugar, not high fructose corn syrup), and, I can't believe I'm admitting this, but sometimes I drink Coke Zero. I know I KNOW it's awful for you, but sometimes I just don't want all the calories.
So I'm not totally the best eater, but I try my best. Places like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods definitely make things easier (I can typically read all the ingredients in their products!). What about you? What are your (processed) guilty pleasures? (In addition to soda, I also love oreos. Mmm...)