Monday, March 17, 2014
Changing things in diet is (a) always revealing, and (b) most often, hard!
I've been on program, now, for over three years. The one thing that I've done, and NEVER vary in my approach, is to have a good breakfast EVERY morning. During that 3+ year period, I've had oatmeal 98%+ of the mornings. However, I've learned when I'm really having trouble "making my numbers" for the month, that replacing the oatmeal with egg whites makes a huge difference in my ability to "turn the numbers around".
At first it was hard to do this, because I so love oatmeal -- always with dried or fresh fruit. Now, I can do this whenever I want to -- and I look forward to the change.
Moral, of the story?
It's good to have regularity in your diet when you are trying to better manage your nutrition and weight. It makes planning easier. It allows your body to build appropriate "expectations". It's also good to carefully enlarge your menu repertoire -- across time. I'm still working on the latter.