The Reese's Challenge
Saturday, February 28, 2009
I read recently (thank you, Judith Beck) that people who are trying to change their eating habits should incorporate reasonable portions of their favorite foods into their plan from the beginning. The reasoning was that you are unlikely to forgo your favorites forever, so you should begin learning to eat them in moderation while your motivation was high to prevent out of control indulgences later.
Whoa! Are you lying on the floor? Because I was! What a thought. I should start eating Reese's regularly now, and then maybe I wouldn't end up inhaling a whole bag of miniatures later? Okay, you had me at "I should start eating Reese's."
I have been struggling with my eating lately, having reasonable days and then eating an additional day's worth of calories at night, which sparks a day or two of 'off the wagon' type behavior. I feel out of control, and I don't like it. If I could eat one snack size Reese's each day until a whole bag was gone, that would feel righteous. At only 110 calories per, it's easy to fit one of the little guys into each day's eating plan. And at the end, if I didn't break, if I didn't sneak an extra or 2 or.... I will feel so powerful! Mighty!
I am 3 days into the challenge. Reese's never tasted so good.