To recap, the rules were:
I think I'm good with 1. 2 is a slam dunk-- I've been eating fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheese, chicken, yogurt, rice. My sweetener of choice has been agave nectar. 3 and 4 I've absolutely met. For 5 and 6, every meal has been something I prepared at home, and the worst prepared food sin has been buying a package of marinated tofu. I've eaten some wheat thins as well, though I looked into making my own. I think I've lived up to 7-- pre-cooked chicken breasts and bacon bits, and a carton of egg whites made it into the menu. 8 overlaps with 2.
And 9, the controversial one? I've average 1009 calories, with a low of 930 and a high of 1059. I haven't been completely neurotic about measuring everything, and if I had to guess I'd say I'm underestimating a little bit. That's kind of OK, though-- an extra quarter cup of blueberries is only 20 calories. In reality, I've probably been between 950-1100.
Overall grade: A+, with a tiny ding for the tofu.
I don't feel the least bit deprived. At least at home I'm eating way better than I have been-- even simple home-cooked stuff is better than the packaged crap I've been eating out of habit/laziness. Really... when your evening snack is a wine-poached pear, how bad can life be?
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