You may remember from last week that on a certain Wednesday, I ate so much chocolate that I literally made myself feel sick. I decided then to go on a chocolate detox of 7 chocolate-free days. I knew that going away for the weekend meant I'd be unlikely to keep to that so I was willing to give myself a pass. Wouldn't you know it? I barely missed chocolate and only fell off the wagon on Sunday when chocolate fudge was part of a wine tasting (and I took a few free samples besides). So this is now day 6 of the chocolate detox program. I'm missing it but it seems that when I consciously "give it up" for a few days, avoiding it is much easier than when I just say "I shouldn't have that chocolate because I don't need it". Maybe I'll make this a regular thing? 

Anyway, at the moment I'm writing during a slow work period and hoping that I can make good work on the upcoming buffet lunch, especially since after a heavy weekend of eating, my stomach STILL feels kind of bad, as if it's scolding me for making it work so hard! I ran 7.5 miles yesterday despite a low level of cramping and am still waiting for the weekend weight to begin to drop. I'm also heading into work early for the next few days so I'm eating breakfast on site instead of waking up early to eat it at home.

 
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Overnight Oats (click for a few variations) have been amazing for this kind of thing. I make them the night before in a jar, close the jar of watery, gooey mess, refrigerate overnight and in the morning wake up to a nice,  thick, tasty and fragrant breakfast!

Today could have used a little help but I blame the fruit.

Peaches N' Cream Overnight Oats
1/3 cup oats
1/4 cup Fage 0% Greek Yogurt (just because I had to use it up)
1/4 cup Dannon Light N' Fit Vanilla Yogurt
1/2 cup skim milk
100g (2/3 cup?) frozen peaches (microwaved, cut into little slices)
1 tsp chia seeds
1.5 tsp vanilla
Topped with 1/2 cup puffed millet


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Little jar, long spoon.

The consistency (made thicker by the Fage?) was amazing. Thick and creamy. 

The millet gave it a nice porridge thickness once mixed in.

The peaches were eh....


Maybe if I had pureed them the flavor would have infused? Maybe if I had used the fresh stuff? I guess they were a little hard and just didn't give up their flavor as easily as blueberries/cranberries and didnt' have as strong a flavor as apples.

For the future I will A) use all vanilla yogurt
B) Vanilla Almond Breeze milk C) Will consider sweetener D) possibly puree the peaches

Either way, 300 calories of pure enjoyment (well usually, this could have been more dessert-y)

Wish me luck at lunch and hopefully my stomach will feel better so I don't hate the gym so much tonight!

 


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    I'm a recent graduate from medical school and a pathology resident living in New York City. Like most girls living in the city, I've found that a lot of my social life revolves around the regular consumption of high-calorie food and alcoholic beverages. I've decided to start a blog about how I am trying to beat the bulge by eating and cooking defensively between social engagements and how even a busy girl can fit exercise into a busy life.

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