Jan. 21: What I Ate: My Accidentally Near-Perfect Day

Jan. 21: What I Ate: My Accidentally Near-Perfect Day

Jan. 21: What I Ate: My Accidentally Near-Perfect Day

Outrageous experiments in sensible eating.
Jan. 21 2011 9:54 PM

Jan. 21: What I Ate: My Accidentally Near-Perfect Day

Oatmeal, raisins, and skim milk for breakfast. Time spent eating: 6:12. I decided to read an eating meditation from this book  to help me slow down. I know, technically I was multitasking.

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Ellen Tarlin is a former Slate copy chief and writer of the "Clean Plate" blog. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston PhoenixBrooklyn Bridge, Bark, and  the RISK storytelling podcast. Follow her on Twitter.

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Lunch No. 1: Frittata and spinach with olive oil and shredded cheese. Time spent eating: 10:23. I read the eating meditation instructions I linked to in Monday's post .

Are you sick of my frittata yet? Too bad because I'm not. Don't worry, there's only one serving left. What should I put in next week's frittata?

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Lunch No. 2: Peanut butter and jam ( Sarabeth's preserves --yum) on whole-wheat bread with skim milk. Time: 7:18.

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Snack: An orange. Time: 6:32.

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Snack No. 2: Granola. Time: 4 minutes.

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Dinner: Fage Greek yogurt with Bob's Red Mill muesli, berries, and pineapple. Time: 9:25.

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I've gotten boring: same meals, different times. Today didn't look balanced, so I tried to figure out what I was low on: probably protein and vegetables. To get another opinion, I analyzed my diet at MyPyramid and was shocked to find out that the numbers were incredibly close to what MyPyramid says they should be. (But, as I said before, this info must be taken with a grain of salt.)

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