I appreciate your questions because they make me think through things.
My biggest problem is cheese. So I've warned the kids that I'm going to stop buying that as much. I'm fine with a little bit in a menu here and there, but it's too easy for me to grab it when I want a snack. So that will be more limited in my kitchen. The storage freezer is a good place to put things, too. I forget they are there or don't want to go find them. It really is a matter of habit. My fridge is full of good, healthy food. I just need to keep building the habits of eating that instead of the other. I've come along ways, but there's still work to do.
One thing too is to not let myself get too hungry before I eat. It's harder to stick with it when I'm hungry. The good foods are keeping me full better so that's helping. Just last week I had one day when I was out and about around lunch time and didn't want what I knew was in my fridge. What I was tempted to do was get a burger, but it was furthest away. So as I drove I talked to myself and tried to find a better choice. I almost got a veggie delite at subway, but remembered that I've been wanting to try Great harvest sandwiches. So I got a hummus and veggie sandwich there instead. They do put cheese on it and I decided the cheese was too over powering so next time I'll tell them to leave the cheese off.
And let's face it...the family is a huge problem. It's better now that hubby is onboard, although he still will slip up over the weekends and bring stuff home. The kids do that too... more often than just weekends. Son #3 brought home ice cream tonight, but I'm proud of myself. I had eaten dinner and wasn't hungry so I tasted one bite and that was it. Soon I'm going to try some homemade sorbet.
I think once I get past the craving stage for cheese I will do better. I tried eating a very restrictive diet a few years ago and found there were two things I really really missed. Beans (I can eat all of them I want and I LOVE them) and cheese. I can tell differences in my body when I eat too much cheese so I'm really trying to watch it. I grew up being a huge milk drinker, but over the years I've cut back on that so much that it isn't a problem to give that up. And meat of any kind never thrilled me. Fish least of all. I grew up eating about 2 ounces of meat per day. I realized quite a while ago that I eat the meat more for the seasoning than anything else.
Edited by: AJHONDRNGAL at: 7/30/2012 (23:38)
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