John has been wonderfully candid and courageous in enumerating his eating habits as reported by Lose It! over the past year. There is a lot of food for thought there.
I thought that in the interest of full disclosure, I should enumerate my favorite foods, too. As is the case with John, my four favorite foods are the four elements of my breakfast each day. As an old retired guy, I have the same thing for breakfast every day.
On 365 days, I started with a hard boiled egg and a cup (or two) of coffee.The egg calories amounted to 28,470 for the year. The coffee (I use powdered milk and sugar) totalled 23,750 calories for the year.
The third and major element of my breakfast is my morning smoothie. A brief summary includes a fresh banana, strawberries, blueberries and celery, green tea and apple cider. You can get all the details here.
This amounts to 350 -400 calories per day or 123,900 for the year. I need a good energy boost initially because I often take the bike out for a ride after walking the dog.
The fourth most popular element of my breakfast is two tablespoons of Chia Seeds. These are actually included in the smoothie. However, because I just found them a year or so ago, I didn’t have them on the smoothie recipe.
Those are the first four most popular foods I ate last year.
The next one is tamari-roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds). I wrote about these on June 20, 2010.You can read it here. I ate them on 333 days and consumed 57,656 calories in that form. They are wonderfully healthy, but the reason they are my favorite snack is that there is a hint of salt in the tamari flavoring which combines with the subtle flavor of the seed.
I consumed soy milk on 295 days for a total of 30,609 calories. I drink soy milk instead of real milk for various reasons. It tastes fine a has some good food value.
I had Kashi Crunch on 286 days, mostly as a part of my lunch. I consumed a total of 54,340 calories. The Kashi Crunch cereal is the basis of my high fiber parfait, a recipe which I tweaked several times last year. You can read the last one here.
Back to snacking for the next item. I ate a Hershey Bar with Almonds on 274 days for a total of 51,555 calories. I love chocolate.
Cheese pizza was my next favorite food. I get it from a little Italian bakery which has a brick oven. I ate a slice on 254 days for a total of 76,452 calories.
My next most favorite food was watermelon. I ate it on 183 days for a total of 25,179 calories. Watermelon is wonderfully nutritious and I usually eat it after I come back from riding my bike. You can read about it here.
Last but not least is the Powerbar. I ate one on 179 days for a total of 22,339 calories. I eat some Powerbar on breaks during bike rides.
My 11th favorite food is apples. I ate them on 175 days for a total of 17,303 calories.
Why 11 foods on a list of 10? You’ve heard of a baker’s dozen. Well, this is a biker’s decade.
I started the year at 153.1 pounds and ended at 146.3 pounds.