Identifying the Problem
Sunday, May 15, 2011
So I've been working hard to make healthy decisions and I'm not seeing the change I think I should. Well I think I have identified a few of the issues.
I LOVE beer. Especially my Summerfest. But I don't record these into my nutrition. And seeing as I drink at least two a day, and they are 158 calories each, that's 300 calories right there! Almost a whole meal in my book! Plus, I said at least. There are times where I have four a night! 600 calories! Since I'm not willing to give up my drinking habits, I need to take them into account when I'm tracking my calories instead of ignoring them like I used to.
I don't like them. I've made advances though, I do eat them. But I sure as hell don't like them. Especially by themselves. I'll eat broccoli, if it's mixed in pasta with some sort of cream sauce or cheese. All the veggies I eat have to be with something else, usually unhealthy or prepared unhealthily. I ate a baby carrot the other day and thought it was nasty. But in a chicken pot pie it was good. It took me five minutes to eat a strawberry. I know, I'm odd. I eat like a kid!
I crave bread, meat, eggs, and cheese all day long! But if I eat them and try to stay in my calorie range I feel starved all day! One of my friends who eats really healthy says that after a while you start to crave the healthy stuff, but I don't know. 24 years of meat and cheese is hard to turn around in a few months.
Does anyone have any suggestions to turn this picky eater to a veggie eater?