I learned that a plate full of food at a meal, the way I cook and the way I serve myself, is almost always the same amount of calories give or take 100.
I learned that 100 calories of snack is pretty much what you expect it to be. It's a piece of fruit if you're being healthy, a cookie if you want sweet, or a handful of salty snack, but no more than that.
Mostly I learned that eating right is simple if I stop being a greedy little piggy about it. I know how to eat right, I just had to stop "treating" myself, because I was only cheating myself out of feeling great. I would never give my kid too many cookies, then tell them they were gross and pathetic and hopeless and would never look good. So why should I treat myself that way?
I learned that it is simple, but not easy, and I can finally count on myself to do the right thing.
|299 Days since: I counted a calorie