Are Weekend Treats Sabotaging My Weight Loss?
Saturday, January 18, 2014
For this weekend's BLC challenge, we're supposed to identify and eliminate something that might be holding us back from our goals. Other than my RA and OA, I figure the culprit must be food-related since I exercise most days of the week.
So, I always figure that a food treat on the weekend is something that's nice to have. I don't typically treat myself through the week so I'm thinking the weekend treat is two-fold. One is that it's something I don't usually eat through the week and two is that I typically do more snacking on the weekends.
Even though my weekend snacks may not necessarily be good for me, I usually stay well within my calorie range even with them in my food plan for the day so I'm not 100% convinced that they're a bad thing to do on the weekend or anytime for that matter. And, it's not like I buy a whole bag and eat them all until I feel ill; I measure out the amount I want and I do track them so we'll have to wait and see whether the number on the scale on Wednesday is lower or not.
The snacks that I've treated myself to recently include shortbread cookies, black liquorice, Turtles and dry-roasted peanuts. So as an experiment this weekend, I'm only going to snack on healthy foods if I want/need something (some people might argue that dry-roasted peanuts aren't unhealthy but for this experiment, I'm including them). I didn't buy any of my go-to snacks at the grocery store when I was there this morning and I avoided the Bulk Barn as well even though I really, really wanted to get something.