Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Diet

Although my overall health is outstanding, I have one huge weakness: diet. I have been fortunate to never have to pay much attention to what I eat. As a result, my diet contains a ton of the bad stuff - fat, sodium, cholesterol, sugar, etc. I also love drinking alcohol, especially beer. I might average fifteen beers a week.

I have been engaged in a long, vicious battle with my beer belly reminiscent of the Ravens/Steelers rivalry this season. I win most of my health battles but this is the hardest hump to get over - or rather, destroy. Taste is always going to be priority #1. I love food, and one of the main reasons I exercise is so I can eat more. I have no interest in eating less but I am prepared to make some slight modifications to my diet if I can do so without sacrificing taste.

Here is all the food I purchased on my last trip to King Soopers:

10 pack tortillas $3.19
1/2 lb Swiss cheese $2.88
.84 lbs roast beef $7.55
Strawberry yogurt $2.69
4 pack drumstick ice cream cones $2.50
Orange juice $3.49
Wheat Thins $2.20
Triscuits $2.20
4 pepperoni pizza Lunchables $7.16
Fuze strawberry guava $1.00
3 Gala apples $1.20
3 Avocados $2.97
1 Grapefruit $1.08
2 Celestial Seasonings herbal zinger tea packs $5.00
3 packs ramen (oriental, shrimp limon, picante beef) $1.00
Blueberries $1.00
Baked Lays $2.99
3 bottles Gatorade $3.00
Boulder Chips Jalapeno Cheddar $1.67
Boulder Chips Salt & Pepper $1.67
Boulder Chips Tomato & Basil $1.67
3 Vitamin water $3.00
Snack pack pudding chocolate mud pie $1.00
Tray Power Bar Triple Threat Caramel Peanut Fusion $15.00
Chocolate flavored whey protein $26.29
Pop tarts smores $1.00
2 cans cashews $6.98
2 albacore tuna $3.58
Reypener VSOP cheese $10.32
Deli chicken salad $2.60
Deli pasta salad $3.48
Deli sundried tomato pasta salad $2.25
Sushi spicy tuna roll $6.29

20 Comments:

Blogger Nappy said...

You need more protein in your diet, other than that, I don't see anything out of the ordinary...also, for that gut, there's only one way hombre - that's to do heavy cardio and cut down on fat intake.

3:00 AM  
Blogger Ben Kantor said...

so this is what happens when theres no more football to talk about? at least were into an area i can speak authoratatively on (food and guts). Ill second the more-protein note, and also suggest you eat less processed foods - theres a shocking amount of unneccesary nastiness in that stuff.

12:31 PM  
Blogger sorry, I don't blog said...

I realize that money is not an issue for you, but have you ever heard of a king sooper card?

4:42 PM  
Blogger GnightMoon said...

Half the stuff on this list wouldn't have been purchased without the SooperCard.

5:57 PM  
Blogger 81trucolors said...

This list looks fine to me. A little high in fat perhaps. Maybe cut down on the chips? But this isn't about what you eat, it's the number of calories from beer.

7:58 PM  
Blogger TheGraveWolf said...

Ummm...the most shocking thing about the list is that you paid $1 for 3 packs of Ramen. I hope you mean 3 bulk packages EACH containing 6 individual Ramen. Otherwise, you got owned dude.

11:16 PM  
Blogger gaamblor said...

I think the main problem people who focus on NFL gambling have is the complete lack of things to do right about now and taking the time to post this is like a cry for help (of course taking the time to comment indicates a similar addiction)

The best thing i ever did dietwise was to cut all (non alcholic) sugar drinks. Between gatorade vitamin water and beer you're pulling a Darren Stone on your belly. Cutting beer would obviously be the best but what fun would that be

12:31 AM  
Blogger sorry, I don't blog said...

Maybe that is the problem, you are being wooed by the King Sooper deals, they are in control of your diet.

4:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blueberries for a dollar? Whaaat?

L

7:34 AM  
Blogger Ben Kantor said...

yeah, i was shocked by the blueberries for a buck - did you get 4 of them? did they feel bad for ripping you off for the ramen?
I dont know how to reconcile it with your love of beer, but i think you should consider a detoxifying stint on a low-carb/high protein diet. its pretty easy and then you wouldnt have to worry abou the weekly fluctuations in the instant noodle markets.

3:00 PM  
Blogger TheMasterJ said...

substitue those gatorage/vitamin water for fuze. fuze only has 10 calories and tastes just as good.

1:21 AM  
Anonymous really anonymous said...

well here's your problem:

Food:
10 pack tortillas $3.19
1/2 lb Swiss cheese $2.88
.84 lbs roast beef $7.55
Strawberry yogurt $2.69
Orange juice $3.49
3 Gala apples $1.20
3 Avocados $2.97
1 Grapefruit $1.08
Blueberries $1.00
2 cans cashews $6.98
2 albacore tuna $3.58
Reypener VSOP cheese $10.32
Deli chicken salad $2.60
Deli pasta salad $3.48
Deli sundried tomato pasta salad $2.25
Sushi spicy tuna roll $6.29

Vaguely Food:
Wheat Thins $2.20
Triscuits $2.20
3 packs ramen (oriental, shrimp limon, picante beef) $1.00
Tray Power Bar Triple Threat Caramel Peanut Fusion $15.00
Chocolate flavored whey protein $26.29

Not Food:
Pop tarts smores $1.00
4 pack drumstick ice cream cones $2.50
4 pepperoni pizza Lunchables $7.16
Fuze strawberry guava $1.00
2 Celestial Seasonings herbal zinger tea packs $5.00
3 bottles Gatorade $3.00
Boulder Chips Jalapeno Cheddar $1.67
Boulder Chips Salt & Pepper $1.67
Boulder Chips Tomato & Basil $1.67
3 Vitamin water $3.00
Snack pack pudding chocolate mud pie $1.00
Baked Lays $2.99

eat the things that are food, buy the things that are vaguely food if you really think they're important to you, and cut the not food loose. drink all the beer you want. problem solved.

i would've summed up the food costs to indicate what you'd save, but since you're richer than croesus, i didn't bother.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous ReMMy said...

Are my standards for rich really high or have you won assloads more money than I know about???

4:55 PM  
Blogger GnightMoon said...

I did get owned on the ramen, although the Top Ramen is more expensive than the Maruchan - and worth it. But if you are patient you can find them at $10/1...I was just running low and needed to have a few available for emergency.

Gaamblor is right with everything he had to say - and expect more "cries for help" in the coming months.

King Soopers has some amazing deals from time to time; this time it was the blueberries. Could only get one pack though.

Lot of great comments here. I appreciate all of them. Really anonymous wins the best comment award.

I'm not that rich.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just trying to help you reach that lofty goal of 18.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Nappy said...

making your dream a reality one comment at a time hombre

7:10 PM  
Blogger Spencetron said...

Reypenaer V.S.O.P. is truly a Dutch gourmet cheese showpiece. Magnificent and well deserved of the V.S.O.P. designation.

This delicious gourmet cheese from the Netherlands is matured for about 2 years and during that maturation sheds approximately 25% of its original weight. The white spots you will see on the surface indicate the start of mineral and protein crystallization. In comparison to most cheeses that are aged from a few weeks to a few months, this is a masterpiece long in the making.

Aroma and flavor are superb. Sharp and tangy. Well recommended and arguably one of the greatest Dutch hard cheeses.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just drink water and beer none of the other crap. Also why do some of you think he spent a huge sum here making him rich. This is what food cost in the real world you idiots. Next time go with your mom to the supermarket and you will see.

PS: Moon do you ever play poker anymore? ever?

10:34 AM  
Blogger 81trucolors said...

really anonymous also has the most amount of time to spend on frivolous categorization. You only bought one box of blueberries @ $1 per? Come on dude. I only bought two and I've been kicking myself all week.

8:27 PM  
Blogger 81trucolors said...

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8:28 PM  

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