I think it may be from weird hours I stay awake, but heres the deal. I stay up late, til about 2am-ish mainly because I greet my boyfriend when he comes back home from 2nd shift, the father of my 2 kids- the man I have been with 8 years... so I feel its natural to wait until he comes home so I can feel at ease to sleep, its not the problem.
The problem for me is balancing my calories out. After months as a sparkpeople member, and tracked food a while to see my habits, I feel if I am going to stay up late the EASIEST time for me to cut calories is in the morning =(.... i know i know, its horrible!!!
Throughout the day I get sooo wound up from kids and chores, and homework, and dinner, and the pets we have I always find myself needing the extra calories in the evenings. Thats when I do my most cleaning and thinking.
Is it really going to hinder my diet that bad if I choose coffee or a monster energy, what about if I find protein to drink in the morning? If I eat a large breakfast or certain foods, it immediately strikes up my hunger for the day and its a constant battle to stop myself from snacking throughout the day. PLUS after 11pm is the hardest to finish tracking what I have ate.
Im just confused and although i eat and love salads, fruits and vegetables, I still manage to add the calories up too fast. Lastnight caught me when i realized how much calories syrup had! so thats a big no-no for me now that I know. I just feel I shall blog about this and bring my issue to life so that I can hold myself accountable.
Night time is hard for eating, thats mainly my point of how to or when to take advantage of what I consume.
My other issue is budget. I wish I had the $$ to buy all the fruits and vegetables, and live on them, but I have 3 other people that eat here. LOL. I fight sometimes to stay away from snacking on the kids dinner, its just part of being a food addict I guess.
For a while on sparkpeople I managed to lose 50+lbs at one point, but slacked for the summer, and am getting better at tracking everyday again. I hope I can get back down to the calorie range I was eating at.
I just wanted ideas and wanted to ask if a small liquid protein drink in the morning was a good thing? I also will have a coffee or energy drink now although i have never been a big coffee drinker, I drink it when my daughter started school again.- Im not a morning person as I am usually in a lot of pain. So weighing out what is okay to eat before i exercise, obviously water too.
What protein drinks? if thats an option
I suppose I will have to force myself to drink more water, Its only going to help me!