Food Pics and Sweet Teeth Goodness

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!

IMG_5014.JPG

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!

IMG_5015.JPG

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!

IMG_5019.JPG

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!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s