Free fast food

Lent started at the end of February. No big deal to anyone born after the Vatican Councils which greatly liberalized mass and the sacraments. I was born pre-modernization though. I can still hear the sisters drilling the rules for Lenten observances–fast, abstinence, foregoing meat were the routine.

Well, I’ve been dieting for about six weeks now so fasting was no problem at all. Normally I eat 3,000 calories in a day so my current 1,000 to 1,500 calories conforms. I actually like most fish too, but?on the first Friday of Lent?I was out on the road all day doing the things that had to be done. Most fast food items log in high–500 calories for a quick bite is probably a low number and the fish is terrible. So I decided to wait until I got home.

The problem was I back to the house in just enough time to change and leave for the Lenten service. How I wished that the priest could have been Father Armand! He could say an evening mass in the time it took his Giants to run the field. It wasn’t. I was starving and knew it would take time for me to cook. Alternative idea: stop by my daughter’s and raid her frig. Done deal….

Bunny gave me a 4 ounce container of Yoplait Yo-Plus Digestive Blueberry Acai (at 110 calories with 21 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams of protein). I was on course.

Next my daughter offered a 123 gram Dole Apples and Caramel Creme Parfait (at 120 calories and 25 grams of carbohydrates with no protein). I wished there had been more fruit and less cream. Oh, well. You can’t suit everyone.

Last she passed me a .95 ounce Little Debbie 100 Calorie Chocolate Cake (at 100 calories, 17 grams of carbohydrates, and 1 gram of protein. I would have preferred more cake less icing. Nevertheless, one bite and it was history.

I thanked my daughter for following the beatitudes and feeding the hungry me. I left and went home. I took the long way–only kidding. I thought how cooking something would have been more substantial BUT those individual portions, those 100 calorie packages are great for lunch boxes and are good ideas for people on the run who need something to nibble on between meals.

2 thoughts on “Free fast food

  1. Rebecca,

         I know how you feel.  I’ve been hungry siince the 70’s.  My diabetes doctor saus it comes with the predisposition for the problem.  .One mouthful and the cake wa gone.  The nutritionist says I must chew each bite 30 times–I get tten when I’m lucky.  I am a candidate for alap band surgery.  The doctor promises I will feel full.   Keep trying though. Your health is worth the effort.  Remember those pounds did not add up in a day.  They were gained slowly but will leave if you try.  Good luck.

  2. Those 100 calorie Little Debbie Cakes are delicious but it almost feels like a tease, I need far more brownie than that! I am also dieting but I am having a terrible time of cutting out the sweets so these help a bit I guess!

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