I honestly did not track every single point after lunch yesterday, but I was careful with portions and tried to give that whole "intuitive eating" thing I keep reading about a try. It sounds so simple in theory.. just listen to your body for queues as to what it needs. Unfortunately, sometimes my head completely disagrees and is much more vocal about it! Has anyone else had success with this before? I'm nowhere near ready to leave the comfort of my point tracker yet, but one day.
On another note, I tried a new recipe last night. And yuck! My wonderful in-laws (be jealous of their awesomeness) sent me a new cookbook for my birthday by Rocco Dispirito, "Now Eat This." My mother and I watched him on an episode of "The Doctors" and were completely sold on this guy. He was a chef for "Biggest Loser" at one point, and the doctors seemed to be in lust with his brownies. So of course, I had to make the brownies first. They're made with black beans.
Yes, you read that right... Black. Beans. Brownies. Huh? Despite my initial repulsion, I trusted Rocco and his bean brownies.
I baked. I ate. I gagged.
I double checked all my measurements, and nothing was askew. Mine looked nothing like his picture in the book (they never look JUST like the book, but wow!), so I'm wondering if I over-mixed? If I ever try them again, I'm adding more Splenda and less espresso powder for starters. They may eventually be edible after a little tweaking. If anyone is crazy enough to want to try it, I'll post the recipe.
I'm trying his Almost General Tso's Chicken tonight. Don't let me down, Rocco. I may get in the kitchen later and try a recipe for pumpkin apple bread in another cookbook, Weight Watchers this time, I received for my birthday. I wonder if my family and friends are trying to tell me something...
I shall report back if Rocco doesn't poison me first!