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!