Friday, August 10, 2012
The last two days, I've found myself going about 500-600 calories over my goal. Today, I have successfully identified the reasons for this slip-up. I'm back on the wagon today and not beating myself up over the last two days. I'm happy that I've identified the reasons for the slip up. There were two reasons. One, I was highly stressed the last two days. And two, both days, I started the day with McDonald's breakfast. After 2 hours of eating this poor nutritional value meal, I felt hungry. The only thing to eat around the office was junk food at the honor-system snack counter. So, a few things I will work on are:
1. When I'm stressed out, pay closer attention to planning meals ahead of time and anticipate a potential food binge.
2. Slowly phase out McDonald's and fast food breakfasts, make a goal to eat a healthier breakfast at home at least once a week, to start.
3. Bring fruits and veggie snacks to keep at my desk, which will reduce the chance of me getting junk food from the office snack counter.
4. Enter the office from the opposite side of the floor, so that I don't pass by the junk food counter.