Use Your Noodle

I have been craving peanut noodles for a while now, but keep forgetting to make it. Tonight I remembered and roasted up some broccoli to go with it. Yum!

In the afternoon I had some carrots with hummus and cereal with milk. I also ate part of a muffin (while standing, no pic)…

The Beck Diet – Let me clarify for those who aren’t familiar – The Beck Diet Solution Workbook is NOT A DIET. While the book does direct you to choose a method of weight loss (i.e. diet), and most people choose a set diet plan, the book itself is not a diet. It is a daily work book that walks you through tasks to change your habits.

Today’s task was Eat Sitting Down. I caught myself eating standing up 5 times today! I am not even exaggerating. Every single time I made a meal or snack I ate while preparing the food.

This is obviously a bad habit that is keeping me from my goals. The book makes your aware of these things and also helps you get over sabotaging thoughts (which I have a lot of!).

After dinner I made Chickpea Blondies. Oh my gosh, I am in love! I buy chickpeas by the barrel from Costco and always have to make an effort to eat them all before they go bad, but putting them in dessert will make that a lot easier. The only change I made to the recipe was not adding the sugar, but adding chocolate chips to the batter instead.

**Warning = Ben thought they were gross, so if you’re not used to healthy tasting desserts you will not like them.**

I, on the other hand, have already had three of them. I better put them away or throw them away fast!!See you tomorrow :)

**Updated to add: BMR question…

Someone asked a really good question about how the BMR that I got from the assessment at the gym compared to online BMR calculators.

I used this BMR calculator

Gym’s BMR = 1787

Online Calculator = 1556

So, for whatever reason the gym calculator was over 200 calories more than the online one. Good to know!

***Remember, BMR = basal metabolic rate = the amount of cals you burn at complete rest. You need to account for activity to come to your actual calorie needs.


  1. D says

    Thanks for comparing the results! That’s really interesting. My BMR is only 1300 something, I wonder why? I’m not sure how to figure out how much I should be adding for daily activity though.

  2. says

    First, I wanted to tell you that I love your blog! :)

    Second, I really relate to what you said about eating standing up. I have been working to get in touch with my inner intuitive eater for quite some time, and this has been one of the most important changes I’ve made! When I finally started paying close attention to my eating habits, I could not BELIEVE how many little bites and snacks I ate while standing up. When I wasn’t sitting down it felt like the bites I took “didn’t count,” but they really added up! So I’ve made an effort to eat EVERYTHING sitting down, and it’s definitely helped.

    Just wanted to let you know that I can relate!

  3. says

    interesting blondies. i think they’re probably something you either love or hate. but i never would have thought to put chickpeas in them though

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