Originally Posted by JJ Canada
How right you are Robin. I must say most of my choices are good ones although I had a piece of cake on saturday which I'm sure was loaded with fat!!! But it did taste INCREDIBLE! I think a treat now and then keeps you from feeling too deprived.
Thanks for the support
Oh yes - treats are important. But I would also urge you to reconsider what a treat is - it doesn't have to be a 700 calorie slice of cake! It could be a sliced mango. A poached pear. A baked apple with cinnamon, walnuts, raisins and maple syrup. It could be an egg white omlette loaded with sauteed spinach, mushrooms, onions, peppers. Fat free yogurt, partially frozen served with some Fiber One. Fresh blueberries or raspberries or blackberries. So I fit treats into my day every single day. The (healthy) foods that I eat are DELICIOUS. I thoroughly enjoy everything that goes into my mouth - no deprivation whatsoever.
The great thing is, is that eventually your tastes change - your desires change. You will see. An apple to me now tastes like pure sugar, when in the past I would turn my nose up at it.
It's a process. It doesn't happen overnight. You food choices will evolve.
You're doing great. I'm excited for you.