90-Day Nutrition Challenge (No Trans Fats)


The No Eating Out-Prepare Your Own Meals challenge has come and gone.  And now even five days past, I still have not gone out to eat at a restaurant!

What I’ve Learned?

When you don’t eat out you are forced to think about what you will prepare for the next day and ensure you have snacks on hand for when you won’t be home between meals.  I have been more thoughtful and creative in my culinary style.  Sometimes it was not very fun, especially when my food supply was getting low and I just did not want to venture out to the store (or spend time in the kitchen).  I also learned that just because you aren’t eating out, does not mean you will always be eating healthier.

What have I missed?

Actually I haven’t missed much.  Unless I’m traveling, am feeling lazy about going to the grocery store, am craving something particular that I don’t usually make, or out to enjoy a meal with family or friends, I am not one that spends a lot of my spare dollars eating out for meals.  But the one occasion that I did have to eat out was breakfast at one of my favorite spots in DC.  I still went, but ate beforehand so that I would not be tempted.

And now on to a new challenge…

Challenge #5:  No trans fat in your diet for two weeks

I’m not feeling too pained by the current challenge so far. I already pay close attention to labels and shy away from those artery-clogging fats!  They scare me.  However, I have learned that sometimes labels are misleading.   So I will let you know how it goes moving forward!

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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