Monday, January 30, 2012

The Snacker in Me

The snacker in me needs to be tamed. I generally think of myself as a healthy eater. I have the same breakfast everyday (PB & J sandwich with milk) a decent lunch and dinner. But I'm pretty sure if I kept a journal of what I ate I'd be surprised. It hit me the other day when I came downstairs to see a bag of chips and a box of cookies on the couch. I can be a bit lazy when it comes to food so when I'm wanting a snack I usually go for the easy stuff. I often have Dr. Phil and his high response cost idea, in my head when I do it (who knows why I remember him talking about this, but it makes sense). As is often the case for me, when I overindulge in something it works for me to just cut it out cold turkey for a period, kind of like pressing the re-set butter. So this week I'm not eating junk. My snacks are going to primarily fruits and vegetables (things I haven't eaten enough of as a mom) and smoothies for a treat. I'm getting one Hershey chocolate mint kiss to satisfy my sweet tooth and that's it...I just decided that as I was typing this. I guess it's not completely cold turkey but close enough. We'll see how it goes!


Tish said...

Hope it goes well for you! About 12 years ago I realized that 'snack' food can't be kept in my house. If I want something, I have to go out and buy it. Forces me to eat the fruit and veg instead. Also, I found keeping a tray of veg already cut in the fridge really helped curb my poor snack choices when I was at home with the kids. Carrots, over eating their arrowroots for example. Since January, I've been using to track my eating. Analyzes nutrients, so you can see what you're getting and not getting in your diet. I really like it. And of course, your journey, your rules. Love mint chocolate. Enjoy!

Not Hip Enough To Blog said...

Hahahha I laughed out loud when I saw what I think is a typo....someone definitely had sweets and treats on the mind.. "setting the reset butter" ! :) Love it. (don't fix it! ahha)

the smiths said...

Ali and I saw the same thing. :) Good luck! I find by the time I have fed the girls (and Vi's insatiable appetite), I'm not super hungry and snacking in a healthy way is ├╝ber important for me. I'm using a free app to track what I eat too (live strong). It is definitely eye opening!