April's CR Diary

A diary of a 30 year old woman following CRON, or Caloric Restriction with Optimal Nutrition, for health and life extension.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Dr. Walford's Interactive Diet Planner

Wow, this thing is fun. Mary was right: I'm high in Vitamin A and C, low in iron and calcium. Lots of other nutrients I have to figure out how to get more of! It's so much fun!!! The Designer Diets for Girls project is well under way!

I went to my 12 noon meeting, which lasted till just after three. The President was in town, so we had to be parked far from the hotel and the police were writing down our license plates and directing everyone. There were no unattended vegetable trays... the food served at the meeting was bread and cheese, and it didn't even occur to me to touch it. I did find a bowl of fresh green apples on the hotel desk, free for the taking (no ethical issues there!) so I ate one. When I got back to the office I was hungry, so I ate my tomato without the tofu dish, my "cream" of cauliflower and broccoli soup, a carton of lowfat blueberry yogurt, and some unsweetened lemon verbena tea, brewed with the herb straight from a co-worker's garden. Delicious! That was around 3:30, and by 6:15 I was hungry again, but out of food, except for the three frozen soy dogs that I still had in the office freezer, left there for emergencies. In desperation, no doubt protein craving as well, I ate all three. Under 150 calories for the whole thing and 27 grams of protein, and I am now at 806 calories for the day so far, according to Dr. Walford's Interactive Diet Planner! This thing is so much fun! I had to enter the soy dogs as tofu because his diet planner didn't recognize the soy dog category, in spite of many tries of different things you might call a soy dog. I'll have to learn how to deal with things when I know the nutrition info but the program doesn't. I'll ask Mary, she's a pro.

I'm off to a 7:30 pm meeting at the hospital (more bugbites today?) and then home to bed. Back at the hospital at 6:30 am tomorrow! Now you see what I mean when I say I have a demanding job!

Have a great night.


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