Watermelon for breakfast, again.  Navel oranges for lunch.

I eat watermelon for breakfast often.  It is one of those foods that I find myself craving like an addiction. Watermelon not only provides great energy, but it is also hydrating, sweet, juicy, and delicious.  And, because an entire melon has only 400 calories, I can still pig-out during the rest of the day without feeling like I over-ate.

Last night I rode my bike for about 45 minutes then ravenously ate three left-over fajitas for dinner together with some low-fat salt-free tortilla chips and salsa. Later, as I was eating two navel oranges as a snack, I immediately made plans to have them for lunch today.

Oranges have about 60 calories each, so an average meal of five oranges has approximately 300 calories.  Five oranges also contain 580% of my daily recommended vitamin C, 30% of my vitamin A, 20% of my calcium, and 15 grams of fiber.  As a bonus, you can peel them quickly and no knife is needed, which also makes them edible while driving if necessary.

So far today I have only consumed 700 calories, so I will need to eat heartily this evening to make sure I get enough calories.

 

 

 

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