Monday, January 09, 2012
It's a new year. Tons of people seem to like to promise they will lose weight as their new year's resolution. I've decided that is exactly not what I will do. I always want to lose weight, there's nothing new about that.
This new year, I will try to adopt a new healthy habit: limit my "empty calories" to just 200 per day.
I have no trouble at all coming up with healthy meal ideas or healthy snacks or exercising very regularly. My troubles are more that a) I wait to eat so long that I lose control on less-healthy food that are easily accessible, and b) I mindlessly nibble on useless things .
So I'm going to adjust this. No more nibbling on butterscotch or chocolate chip morsels. No more nibbling on M&M's. No more nibbling on cat cookies. I must commit to limit these things to 200 or fewer calories, or replace them with more nutritional things - like almonds or walnuts or dried fruit. This will be my resolution. Calories should come with nutrition.
Followup on the ice cream challenge: Yep, I was definitely addicted to ice cream. After 2 weeks of hiatus, my intense cravings for ice cream subsided. However, reintroduction to ice cream came with more cravings. If I still to plain vanilla, the cravings are less. I should probably just stick to nonfat fro yo if I'm going that route, since vanilla is pretty boring.