Stress, snacks, and sneaky calories
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Here's my "True Confession for the Week": Yesterday I was feeling stressed and I "needed" a treat. So, in the a.m. I ate a very small breakfast at home (less than 200 calories) knowing full well that I planned to go pick up a little sweet something at Dunkin' Donuts where I was going to buy coffee. WELL, this is a prime example of how having the information at your finger tips can help!! I would usually (the old me, pre-SP) pick an item that I felt was "good" or "diet-like" or "healthy", such as the low-fat blueberry muffin. Now (the new me--very SPARKly) I knew that I was going to use my iPhone to check out just how many calories were in the various offerings at DDs. Lo and behold, the "low-fat" item had almost double the calories as a cake donut!! whoa! Good thing I can make better choices now. I wanted a whole wheat glazed donut, but they didn't have that. So I chose the blueberry glazed (which is similar). For less than 300 calories, I had a sweet treat that satisfied my craving and then I went on to have an excellent day---and I stayed within my calorie range I might add!!
This is a perfect example of why SP makes me so happy!! I have always eaten well, made good choices, and tried to eat "right"~~but for the past 2 years or so~~my weight has gone up, up, up. Now, I can see why. I understand how many calories I need, I know (and have always known) that I need to move my body more, and by putting some small changes in place--I'm beginning to see results.
The moral of this True Confession~~if you're going to "stress snack"~~you can do it~~ just don't let sneaky calories derail your progress!!
Have a sparkly day!