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Distraction as weight loss technique

Monday, January 28, 2013

So, last Wednesday, after my RIPPED class, I came home *ravenous*!! It was still several hours until dinner, but I just had to have SOMETHING. I recently purchased my first jar of PB2 - OMG, what was I waiting for? That stuff is da bomb! Anyway, I decided on some PB2 on a slice of Ezekiel bread.

It was just what I needed, but then I really wanted some soy milk to wash it down - not a huge glass, maybe just 4 ounces or so. Here's where the distraction part came in. I wasn't sure what my calorie total was for the day and how close to my upper limit I was after adding in the post-workout snack, so I fired up the ol' computer to check the numbers. Well, for some reason, either my ancient laptop or our equally geriatric internet connection, I just could not get my calorie counter to load up :-( I got so frustrated. So I'm nursing the PB and bread while trying to check calories so there would be a couple bites left to enjoy with the soy milk, should I have the calories left for it.

Meanwhile, it's time to start dinner, so I start cooking while nibbling tiny bites of the bread and checking my laptop again. And again. Finally, I just finished off my snack, and, what do you know? By that time the craving for the soy milk had passed and I just had a glass of water and was satisfied.

I should try to do this more often - not purposely frustrate myself, but if the outcome is avoiding unnecessary calories, maybe a little frustration isn't a bad thing. Does frustration burn calories? Hmmm...that would be another handy weight loss technique!

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MAMISHELI53 1/28/2013 3:12PM

    Next time you might want to pack a healthy snack to tide you over before so much time has passed.

My weak times are at night, if i stay up a bit later, I start wanting "something." I've learned to "close the kitchen" and go for a glass of water. And then to bed!
Blessings on maintaining a healthy lifestyle!

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