Just as I headed home today, looking for something that would make a good Tuesday photo, I came across something new … brand new. Taco Bell … and it’s fairly close to my house. Uh-oh, is their menu on my low-carb diet? Something I’ll have to investigate. Why? Because I love their plain, simple, crunchy tacos. I wish I wasn’t a fan, but alas, I am. I could be in big trouble now. If only I can practice some restraint – LOL.
Today’s photos are of the wall that separates their drive-through and a place to sit and eat outside. The second one is up close. I really like what the artist did here. Makes it inviting to sit there (when it’s not blistering hot outside).
I know you must be asking if I bought some tacos and the answer is no. But the day isn’t over yet. Namaste’
The reason I’m posting a picture of today’s lunch is that my WS (wonderful spouse) and I are on the South Beach diet. Actually, I hate the word diet, so I’m going to stick with new, healthy eating plan. It consists mainly of lean protein, plenty of veggies, some good fats, and basically VERY LOW carbs. No white sugar at all. Anything white we just don’t eat. Now there are many, many, many diets and eating plans out there, but most are hard to stick to and require some real concentration (stress) on what to do and what not to do. What to mix with what, etc. These days I’m into simple. So for us this is rather simple. Anyway, I’m not promoting any diets here, but my WS suggested I take a picture of his lunch plate, so I did.
There is one thing I can recommend, though, even if you’re not watching your weight. I’m using My Fitness Pal to record what I eat and how much water I drink. Truly an eye-opener and it’s totally free. It keeps count of calories, carbs, fat and protein. For those of us who love chocolate (and we know who we are, right, Zannyro?) there’s always the Hershey’s sugar-free dark chocolate. It does the trick for me. Will I have to cheat once in a while and have a piece of carrot cake or something like that? Yes! Once in a while but not often. I like how I feel now without the carbs/sugar. Namaste’
Low-fat cottage cheese, grape tomatoes, Hebrew National 97% fat-free beef dogs, and baked zucchini with parmesan, olive oil and garlic. I had one dog; WS had two 😉