My new online addiction: bento blogs.
The food presentation dazzles the eye and tempts my belly. Rice shaped into panda bears. Carrots cut-up into flowers. The bentos are also adorable. They reminded me of my fancy pencil boxes from elementary school.
I also read about bloggers who lost weight with the help of bentos. It sounds like the size and the food prep helped them control calories.
So, I started a new experiment with portion control.
- As long as I made bentos for lunch, I promised myself a bento shopping trip (or 2) to Daiso at NewPark Mall.
- I added the My Fitness Pal app to my iPhone to keep track of the calories in my bento and my other meals.
- I also added more running days to my week.
- Finally, I bought a new scale to see any changes in my experiment.
Some people would call this a diet. I think that may set me up for high expectations and disappointment. So, I’m calling this an experiment. I’ll evaluate the data with my smartphone/web tools. I may blog about the results if I see any positive signs. For now, I’ll stick with blogging about all things edible.