I foolishly scheduled this to post on January 12th instead of February 12th. Lesson? No more scheduled posts!
Back in December, I was told that I have a problem with my blood sugar that needed to be managed in order to put off diabetes for as long as possible. It’s not a big deal — but I do have to stop my blood sugar from yo-yoing all day.
If you follow me on twitter, you might have seen that I have been working my way through a 40 oz bag of fruity pebbles. This is typical of old-Vanessa whose typical eating for the day would go something like this:
8am: Coffee and bagel
11am: Slice of pizza
2pm: Coffee and muffin
6pm: 2-3 portions of chicken or steak or pork chops
Obviously, that is not a lot of food — nor does it include any real vegetable or fruits. It is however, an extremely cheap day’s worth of food and, as I am rarely hungry, it was enough food for me.
After a month of trying to control my eating and spending habits, I gave up and went to a nutritionist. I explained how I never used to eat fruits and vegetables and how I’m a bit screwed now because it seems like I have to eat damn fruits every 2 hours of my life. She put my on a diet that requires me to eat every three hours (even when I’m not hungry and going “omg, I don’t wannnnnna eat peanuts!) and looks something like this:
6am: Coffee, eggs, toast, fruit or yogurt
9am: Fruit or yogurt
12pm: Complete lunch including meat, bread and vegetables, fruit or yogurt
3pm: Nuts, fruit or yogurt
6pm: Complete lunch including meat, bread and vegetables
Immediately before bed: Whole wheat toast
Do you know how expensive this is?!
(Also, notice how all of my coffee is gone?!)
The first week that I moved in with my current roommate we did groceries and my bill was three times what it usually is. Plus I had to keep going back to the store to buy fruits every few days. At Montreal Fashion Week last week, I voluntarily ate an apple. I don’t even know who I am anymore.
On top of that, my nutritionist costs $92 a visit and I have to see her about once a month.
$92 is more than my bus pass.
$92 is more than my cell phone
$92 is 1/3 of my rent
Needless to say, I will soon be joining the group of PF bloggers who cut coupons and visit 10 grocery stores. No more fancy pants IGA for me
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