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This week's favorite snack + Ending Food Guilt

Saturday, January 05, 2013

This week, I haven't been able to get enough of apple slices dipped in almond butter. I made my own almond butter in my mini-chopper with roasted almonds, salt, and a little coconut oil so the texture wouldn't be quite so thick...it is delicious, but rich enough that a tablespoon or so is enough. Apple slices with almond butter have made an appearance at breakfast, dessert, snack time...and once even with a few mini chocolate chips. (I didn't get the mini ones for health reasons, I just thought they were really cute!)

To be honest, part of why I've been stressing about the scale (also known as the thing-at-which-we-aren't-looki
ng-for-several-weeks) is because I have been feeling guilty for eating without tracking, guilty for eating brie indiscriminately with my new manfriend, guilty for working out both too much and not enough, for breathing, for..... Perhaps this guilt is my answer to family-induced holiday stress. Even on the days I didn't track, I know I didn't go over my range. Even if I *did* go over a day or two, I was certainly under a few days. Even if I had gone over for a whole WEEK it would have been ok and wouldn't have been enough to make me gain fat.

I found this on the internet and borrowed it because it made me laugh, it made me feel better, and it helped silence the silly guilt monster:

Me: I feel so guilty after eating that
My nutritionist: Did you steal it?
Me: What? No…
My nutritionist: Did you kill someone so you could eat it?
Me: Um…no?
My nutritionist: Then you have nothing to feel guilty about.
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    only a week? shoot oh dear, I have been binging for over a month, but it was like magic on New Years Day, and no resolutions, only resolve to drop what I have gained this past month as well as the 8 pounds that crept up last year, so I know what you are talking about. but you know what Sparks says, We Can do this emoticon

    and the almond butter sounds delicious, I will give it a try
    1989 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/5/2013 7:20:10 PM
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