Grapefruit at the B and B

27 Feb

Grapefruit Nutritional Information

Several years ago, Kathy and I stayed at a bed and breakfast where the breakfast was served in courses.  The first course that was brought to everyone was half of a grapefruit.  Mine was delicious and I ate it gladly.  However, at the time, Kathy had not developed a taste for grapefruit (she eats it daily now) so I ate her grapefruit as well.

Before long, our host returned and told everyone at our table (six people in all) that she would bring out the next course once everyone had eaten their grapefruit.

Once she left, two of women across from us, who had not eaten their grapefruit, said, “We don’t know how to tell her that we really don’t like grapefruit.  We’d like for breakfast to continue, but we don’t know what to do.”

I ate their grapefruit halves as well.  So, to celebrate my memory of that day, here’s the nutritional information for a grapefruit per serving:

97 calories

0 Fat, Cholesterol, and Sodium

2 grams of Protein

25 Carbs (surprising)

4 Grams of Dietary Fiber

14 Grams of Sugar (lots of sugar)

Here’s What I Had To Eat Today:

1 Snackwell’s Protein Meal Bar

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

2 Servings of Jambalaya with tortilla chips

1 Serving of Green Beans

1 Serving of Nonfat Blueberry Yogurt

1 Grapefruit

1 Serving of Grilled Chicken

½ teaspoon of lowfat peanut butter on Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins

100 Oz of Water

My Exercise Friday:

30 Minutes of Walking

36 Minutes on the Elliptical Machine

40 Presses on Chest Press

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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2 Responses to “Grapefruit at the B and B”

  1. Olivia February 28, 2012 at 5:17 am #

    This story reminds me of one of my first trips to New Orleans, when I was 10 years old. My parents brought me down to see The Phantom of the Opera at the Saenger, and we stayed at the Hyatt. They had no idea that I had been eating grapefruit for years at my grandparents’ house, and were quite shocked when I ordered half a grapefruit with my breakfast one morning. They tried to talk me out of it, but finally gave up. Our waiter found it so funny that he brought me the second half–I ate the whole thing.

    • johnfrady March 1, 2012 at 4:48 am #

      What a great story, Olivia. Thanks for sharing. I hope that you are enjoying the SHAPE class.

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