The Girl Who Ate Everything

Blogging about food and whatever since 2004.

NYC restaurant week

NYC restaurant week starts next week, taking place from January 24 - 28 and January 31 - February 4. See the list of participating restaurants. I doubt I'll go to any of these since all I really want is cake anyway, but it sounds like a good deal.

It's day three of "no wheat or rice" diet and the regular foods I usually don't eat are excluded, so I'm eating what's a 50%+ raw diet. Or 75%. I ate three apples for lunch (after having two persimmons for breakfast) and something about those apples was unfriendly. I don't know what exactly, but for the entire day after eating those apples it felt like little bombs were going off in my intestines. It was like seriously backed up gas. FROM APPLES. Golden delicious, to be exact. I think I react differently to different kinds of apples but I didn't think it would hurt to try something besides fuji. Apparently it does hurt. In the form of strange air blasts in my organs. I didn't get a stomach ache but I'm not kidding when I'm saying that it felt like TINY BOMBS IN MY INTESTINES. No pain, just weird things moving around.

Or maybe I have a huge parasite. Hm.

Anyhoo, a message I heard a lot in my nutrition course was that calories are a key to weight loss. I'm not saying that calories don't matter but I can't imagine I've been getting much more than 1000 calories each day. If I haven't been burning at least 1000 calories eat day for the past few days going to school and walking in stupid snow (okay, I like snow but...not when I get out of class at 8:30 PM) and doing normal human things like metabolizing (maybe I don't) then I'm screwed and will probably never lose weight. Then again I don't know how many calories are in an apple. 500? YES. THAT'S IT. That's why I can't lose weight! Okay, I know apples don't have 500 calories. I'm probably getting as many calories as i need, which is scary since I'm mainly eating fruit and that 1/3 tablespoon of butter with my snowpeas. I was very tempted to get yogurt today but decided I didn't really want it. I wanted pudding but decided it had no health benefits. Then again, the apples bombed my intestines, which isn't very beneficial.


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