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Two steps forward, One step back

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I have been pretty consistent for the past two weeks in eating lots of fiber and upping my fruits and veggies. I have made it a point to get in 10,000 steps each day, and I have done so about 85% of the time. There are my two steps forward.

My one step back? Well, in my quest for healthy food, with fiber, I started to buy hummus. Now hummus is very healthy if you stick to one serving, which is typically 2 tablespoons. That is where I get into trouble. I now completely overeat every time I have hummus. Tonight I had 4 times the normal serving, which brought me up to my calorie level for the day. HOWEVER, instead of dipping carrots or celery or red pepper strips into the hummus, which would have been wise, I dipped Wheat Thins (2 servings, i.e., 260 calories) and Triscuits (1.5 servings for 200 calories.) YIKES! I know better than to get going on crackers because they are my biggest downfall. ONE STEP BACK -- hummus with all those crackers.

HOWEVER -- I had an "Aha" moment. Hummus is just a substitution for the spreadable chocolate I used to O.D. on with crackers. Just because it is healthy doesn't mean I can eat it. I have unresolved issues with crackers and whatever dips go good with them. I would keep crackers out of the house but I live with/care for my elderly parents who always keep crackers on hand. SO -- no brainer -- no more hummus until I have the cracker binge thing under control.

So I am moving forward and hope not to take too many of the steps back, but I will take them in stride and continue on.
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  • LINDA!
    You are so right! Even healthy food can be a danger when we eat too much of it!!

    2532 days ago
  • KJ4444
    I totally understand the urge to over-eat hummus. I have to measure the hummus so that when I eat a serving, it is truly a serving. I try not to bring crackers into the house, but when I we have them , I open the box and divide it into single servings that I put in baggies.
    2533 days ago
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