Thursday, October 10, 2013
I get the picture now. If you don't eat, all day, you end up consuming tons of calories in the evening, or (my usual method) drinking tons of soda/pop.
I really do not mean to avoid eating as a means of dieting. I am usually just not hungry, and then when I am, it's serious and I'm as grumpy as a bear and probably look like one eating too!
I really think this is a good site because it's reminding me to eat breakfast, make time for it, take a little extra time to pack a few healthy snacks, etc. Now I just have to replace water for soda/pop. That will take a little bit, but I read that if you step down gradually, instead of going cold turkey, you won't have sugar cravings. Honestly, soda/pop is the only REAL large amount of sugar I have. Other than that, I don't like too many sweet things. Now, fatty/salty things yes, but for some reason I find those easier to replace than the soda/pop. I'm not sure why it's so hard to give up. The last time I did it was '97 and I worked my way down to 112 lbs. I felt fabulous! Suddenly I got involved with someone and used them as an excuse to start drinking soda (because they did). But.......hindsight is always 20/20.
I am so very glad for this site. I really think it will help me not only remember to eat, but to remind me to make healthier choices. I won't lie - I think a cheat now and then is important, but, in very small quantities. Soda however I won't be able to cheat with. I swear it's like an addiction, and if I have one, I want more and more and more. If I stick to water, or water with a little fruit/fruit juice in it, I'm fine. I also don't get enough calcium so I will need to up that amount as well.
The other thing I've found is that staying on a schedule of sorts helps. If I eat dinner at a certain time every time, it becomes a habit. If I eat healthy snacks, they stave off horrible hunger, and also mental lows and bad moods.
It's almost dinner time here, but the cat says she is first, so I must get her food out or she'll bug me while I eat mine :)