Wednesday, August 12, 2009
My personal "Make a Better Choice" campaign has started to become a habit as I discovered today. After grocery shopping today at about 11:00 a.m. I was hungry but yet ready for lunch and started looking for a snack. I ended up with an apple and half a cucumber on my plate. I added a little fat free thousand island dressing and there it was - a healthy snack. I did not even look for "bad snacks" knowing they are not in the house but I am sure I am creative enough to have invented something bad for me -you know like mixing up some butter, sugar and cocoa in a cup and spreading in on a cracker or frying up a corn tortilla and putting salt and hot sauce on it - not that I would ever have done such a thing in my old condition.
It is easier when the stuff is not in the house. My husband asked me to stop buying peanut butter and I banned cheese so we are in pretty good shape. I just don't buy it anymore so we just don't eat it. I have found it tastier and easier to eat at home than try to eat out. My mind just thinks about what kind of a healthy meal I can prepare. What a good habit!