I vlogged yesterday about two new strategies I picked up from Sparkers this week:
1) When you're about to pop something unplanned in your mouth - stop and track it!
That first victory of the day is the beginning of your list of foods you wanted but did not have.
Add up the nutritional components to these "might-have-been-in-you" foods to see what you saved!
2) Always clean the best food environment at home, free from trigger foods AND the AH-HA for me? Control that environment OUTSIDE of the home as best you can. e.g. Do NOT go into Dunkin' Donuts for that coffee, if all you planned to have was a coffee - avoid the temptation, avoid the triggers, drive away intact!!
Now for the Public Service Announcement. I commented on my DD experience where I almost caved in and had a pumpkin munchkin. Would it have been the end of the world? Heck, no! But it was NOT on my plan and it would have resulted in sugar cravings for the REST of my day. No, thank you! I did not have any actual stats in my vlog so I did a little research this am to arm myself with knowledge and thought I would share.
Dunkin' Donuts Pumpkin products nutrition:
(from the Dunkin' Donuts web site - pictures from DD site as well)
Pumpkin Munchkin = 80 cals - 5g fat, 60mg sodium, 8g carbs, 4 g sugars, 0g protein
Pumpkin Cake Donut = 340 cals - 19 fat, 260 sodium, 38 carbs, 1 fiber, 19 sugars, 3 protein
Pumpkin Muffin = 600 cals! - 26 fat!! 55 cholest! 520 sodium!! 83 carbs!! 3 fiber, 44 sugar! 7 protein
Pumpkin Syrup = 160 cals - 0 fat, 70 sodium, 35 carbs, 34 sugar, 3 protein
BTW, my quoted coffee cake muffin stats from my vlog were slightly wrong, here's the scoop:
Coffee Cake Muffin = 650 cals! 27 fat! 70 chol! 530 sodium!! 95 carbs!! 1 fib, 56 sugars!!! 8 protein
I have to ask myself: How can that kind of nutritional make-up be part of a healthy day? Am I willing to be ruled by the sugar cravings for the rest of my day? Will I not be able to manage the cravings? Will I wake up the next morning with a sugar hang-over and regrets?
I'm answering "No, not today!"