Sunday, November 03, 2013
Giving myself extra or tasty treats just because I did well at workout is NOT one of my problems. But I will be thinking today about why I choose some of the foods I do. Like yesterday: pie at the bazaar, mainly because I can't bake pies and usually take the chance to get a slice when I can. Sardines because I needed a protein boost, but the mixed nuts weren't such a good idea, especially since I had two servings. Little things like that can creep on on a person.
But today I have decided that muffins can no longer be part of my food intake, just like I gave up chips nearly a year ago. Saw info about a book in a magazine that was nearly a decade old: Picture Perfect Anytime List. It's a picture list comparing different food products. Yes, I know I can read the labels myself, but sometimes the visual impact makes a more lasting impression. Like 1 beef burger has the same amount of calories as 4 veggie burgers. You get the idea.
But the one that stuck in my mind was that 1 low-fat corn muffin has the same calories as 4 English muffins!!! We all know I had a muffin mishap earlier this week: ate one from my favorite donut shop, then found out it had almost 600 calories! Yikes!!
So no more muffins for me, and yes, I will find out if I can borrow this decade-old book from the library. Seeing is believing, right?