01/20/11 - I’m surrounded by my husbands munchies (we work together.) It’s only been about a week now that I have found the answer to not reaching over for a little snack every hour or so. APPLES - they really fill you up and the fiber keeps munchies at bay. Also - eat a good protein for breakfast and lunch. Keeps you full longer than cereal or plain salad.
I found this quote on another post and LOVE IT…
“I have never, ever, not even one time regretted not eating something. Never. Not once. Turns out telling yourself no feels marvelous. No deprivation passing up on *those foods*. The deprivation is EATING them and remaining overweight. You’ve got to raise your standards; requiring more from yourself. Challenge yourself. Push yourself. Work past the discomfort. Every time you do it, it gets easier and easier.” - Rockinrobin
01/21/11 - Stayed up too late last night and got hungry, which happens every 3-4 hours anyway so I thought it would be ok to eat something healthy. I ate 1/2 a chicken breast and then nibbled on pistachios while talking to my husband. Had a cup of tea and went to bed at midnight.This morning I’m not hungry!! so… it’s almost 11am and I haven’t eaten yet… LOVING this! It’s been so long since I’ve actually felt “hungry” because my days are usually filled with constant snacking on non-healthy foods, insulin spikes, consequential cravings, more non-healthy snacks.
I’ve been trying to make my “snacks” heavy on protein or veggies and light on carb and fat. Low and behold it works! The breaks have been put on my insulin spikes and it’s easier to resist starchy carbs and sugars.
Is a calorie a calorie? NO - Empty calories have little nutritional value, and little if any fiber, they don’t keep your metabolism on an even keel like healthy foods do. Therefore 500 calories of starch/fat/sugar does not have the same effect as 500 calories of healthy food. Healthy foods - protein/fiber/healthy fats - build strong bodies and keep cravings at bay.
Last night I went straight from work to the gym and fought through knee pain to stay on the elliptical for 23 minutes (burned 211 cal - seemed like a lot more sweat and pain than 211 cal) Then, instead of leaving as I have been, I jumped on the arm and leg machines for another 20. Just kept going to another machine until all parts were hit and feeling worked. Definitely worth the extra 20 minutes! It felt SOOOOO good!Then I went home and ate a pack of frozen green beans w/slivered almonds, 2 morning star tomato basil burgers with 1 slice cheese (totally satisfies pizza cravings)
My daughter came over with movie and we had ONE dove bar each (chocolate dipped chocolate goodness - 250 cal.)
Still at 204 this morning - but proud of myself and feeling good after the exercize and healthy choices last night. One day at a time.
No nuts or ice cream today!!
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