Poking my head in between work to share- I’ve got pictures of food! Starting with yesterday’s lunch of pulled pork made in the crockpot, a crab rangoon, mashed potatoes, zucchini, and spinach!
Next came last night’s dinner eaten between training sessions. It was a Greek yogurt and granola parfait mixed with lots of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries!
Moving on to this morning’s breakfast. It’s National Pancake Day and International Women’s Day, so you better believe I woke up celebrating!
I am actively in the process of now trying to lose weight, which pretty much means I’m paying a lot more attention to what I’m eating. I have a raging sweet tooth, which is nobody’s friend, so I’ve had to be conscious of everything I put into my mouth. I’ve also given up alcohol for a bit- starting yesterday- because that’s an easy sacrifice for me to make. I don’t drink a ton, but I’ve been going out more recently.
When it comes to sweets, I don’t like to deprive myself, so I’ve been trying to think of the best way to incorporate them into my healthy diet. On Sunday, I read an article on Buzzfeed about some long-term weight loss tips and one of them was to manage sweets as though they were another meal. This doesn’t mean to eat that many calories in a meal, but I like the idea of knowing I can have something every day, while being conscious of when and what that treat is.
For example, last night, I packed a few Hershey Miniatures into my dinner bag to enjoy at some point during work. As it turns out, I didn’t end up eating them because I didn’t feel like it- AN ODDITY, trust me!- but just knowing I could eat them, guilt free, was satisfying. For sure, the biggest thing for me is to stop picking at sweet things throughout the day, a bad habit I got into over the past few months. I don’t eat my breakfast, lunch, or dinner that way- unless I’m working and have to spread things out, but then I have it all planned out carefully- so I decided to make my treats that way too.
Overall, my eating habits are fairly healthy, so I know what I have to cut back on and change and I think this will set me up for success. Sugar is addictive and delicious, but it’s not the end all be all!