Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Oreos can be addicting! I woke up to this statement on the radio. Well DH and I had bought a package of double stuff golden oreos two weeks ago. Once that package was open, it was like we couldn't stop. Maybe it was our moods or maybe it was the food. Either way... we are only buying oreos in smaller packages from now on if we even buy them at all www.today.com/health/add
Here is another article that says that people reach for junk food in times of emotional stress...even if it is just their favorite sport team lost. One line from the article sticks out "Pritchett said that although junk food may not be on par with drugs, people who eat fat and sugar to regulate their emotions may, over time, need more and more to be satisfied." That search for more reminds me of the intervention shows we have watched in the past.
Okay... hmmmm.... guess that's more of a reason to keep working towards not eating processed foods. It's a tough one. Our pantry has more individual ingredients and less ready to grab foods than ever but we still fall into patterns
of grabbing "junk food". Mood definitely impacts these choices whether it is fatigue, sadness, or anger. I think it will always be important to stay mindful of these choices even if I ever reach my goal weight. I am stronger than potato chips. I deserve better than a sugary cookie that really doesn't taste all that good.
Goals for today:
40 min of purposeful movement - 10 min done
96oz of water and tea
Track every bite
Finish 2 reports--
Have a healthy day!