Dietitians and Brownies and Broccoli

Greetings from my post-workout perch at Chick-fil-a, where I am chowing down on a grilled chicken salad. Deee-lish! I’m even eating the broccoli, for goodness’ sake! (I’m actually finding myself liking it a little more these days. Raw, anyway.)

While I was waiting the 22 seconds it took them to prepare my meal, I checked out the dessert menu. I see a brownie a la mode in my future. Just as soon as I figure out how many exercise minutes having one will require. (I’m thinking 10,000 at least. *g*)

So, the American Dietetic Association is apparently holding their big annual meeting in Chicago this week, and yesterday they came out with some Diet Myth Busters that are bound to get some folks riled up. (Those wacky dietitians love to stir the pot, don’t they?) Among other things, the ADA says that we don’t have to completely avoid high fructose corn syrup, caffeine, eating at night, and/or refined grains in order to lose weight. So there.

Note: the modifier ‘completely’ was critical in previous sentence. Meaning, in small or even reasonable amounts, these things aren’t making us fat. Meaning, the HCFS in a small granola bar isn’t necessarily harmful, but I might re-think eating an entire box of Little Debbie Swiss Rolls in a weekend.

::Pause for fond rememberance of Little D. I miss her so much sometimes…::

Okay, moment over…While I was reading the previous article, another headline caught my eye: 10 Tips for Losing 100 Pounds. Where was this article 16 months ago, I ask you. Well, as it turns out, I figured most of it out myself. Me and the internet, that is.

This little article also piqued my interest, but that’s a topic for another blog. :)

And now I’m off to TCBY for a fat-free midweek treat! Hope you’re all having a great week so far!