Sunday, March 24, 2013
Lately, I'm been eating a lot of candy. I know it's not good for me. It's empty calories. I think since sugar is fairly tasteless easy to eat calories is why I eat so much candy. Candy is also cheap. It's a food that is easy to eat. I can eat a box of candy in very little time. It takes longer to eat a meal and that doesn't even count the time preparing it. When I don't want to eat, it's too easy to eat candy instead of real food.
I usually treat candy as a treat to have once or twice a week. Now, I find I'm eating two or more servings a day. I eat so little healthy food that I eating under my calorie count even with all those empty calories. I have to kick myself in the bum and make myself eat real food and leave the candy in the store. I suppose it's because I'm feeling disappointed in myself that I eat the candy. Candy feels good. It gives me a temporary boost. The happy feeling of the sweetness only lasts a short time.
I need food with protein, essential fatty acids, complex carbohydrates, fiber, etc. Candy kills the appetite, but is only empty calories. I need to stop being lazy and eat healthy food. I can't let my sadness cause me to turn to sugar.
Yesterday, I ate a box of Mikes and Ikes and a large milk chocolate bunny. That was about 750 calories of candy. It's sad to think that half the calories I ate yesterday were just sugar. I need to find a way cheer myself so I don't self medicate with sugar. The day before I didn't eat as much candy, but I bought that candy that day and still had two servings of sweets and a bowl of ice cream.
I have a box of candy in my room. I need to let it sit a few days or longer. I need to eat real food instead of easy to eat sweets. I need to find a way to feel better than lasts longer than the temporary fix of sugar.