Friday, December 09, 2011
Every so often, no matter how much I try to be a conscious eater, my bites, licks and tastes (BLTs) start to sneak in and the scale correspondingly goes up. It wouldn't be bad if I was nibbling on an apple or some carrots but its always the odd cheese cracker, a handful of almonds or a little nibble of that salami while I'm making lunch for my BF. (Not that almonds are bad, love nuts, but grabbing random handfuls not so good!)
The past week or so I have been focusing on getting out of this habit by first asking myself if I'm really hungry. If yes, I put something on a plate that's a good snack - hummus and veggies, a bit of cottage cheese, yogurt and fruit are always good ones for me. If I'm really craving something not so great I eat it but in the right portion and not distracted so I enjoy it. If I'm not hungry a coffee or hot tea helps keep my mouth busy and the warmth helps me feel satiated. Gum is also a big help sometimes!
It is working, the scale is sloowwlly inching down. I'm good with that, now I have to just stay good with keeping my BLTs in check!