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Been Nutty...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I track my food and am amazed at how many of my calories come from foods I should eat less of, even the "good" foods like nuts and seeds. I seem to be stuck in a rut and cannot pull myself out.

I am training for a half marathon and know I should eat better, more for fuel and recovery. But I find that I just cannot seem to commit to better eating. Now, my husband is having a lot more doctor appointments and we are needing to go to town twice a week. It is at hour drive one-way. That means two hours in the car, plus the waiting for the appointments and then get some shopping done while in town.

Between the doctors appointments, watching the grandchildren, and getting my workouts in I find myself just grabbing whatever is handy. Fortunately, I do not keep candy, cookies or chips in the house; unfortunately, I keep nuts and seeds on hand.

I tried to keep fruit on hand: apples, tangerines, oranges, grapes, and pears; but the grandchildren eat them whenever they are here. So when I want a snack, I'll grab a handful of nuts. But then that turns into another and then another. The other day, 50% of my calories came from fat ~ from eating too many nuts.

The good thing is now with all these doctor appointments, I should be able to keep more fruits available because I'll be shopping more. I think that I'll get some veggies and hummus this time so I can keep a veggie tray available for snacking.

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DS9KIE 2/13/2014 8:32PM

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LIV2RIDE 2/13/2014 10:55AM

    There isn't anything wrong with snacking on nuts. I actually find that when I eat more fat I stay full longer and don't need to eat a lot of snacks. I know it seems wacky but fat isn't the enemy. For me, when I eat a lot of fruit I'm simply hungry all the time. So if I have a banana I'll also eat a tbsp of nut butter, same with an apple. Then I'm actually satisfied for a couple hours.

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