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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?
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    emoticon Great Job Becca- I love that you revisited what you ate this week and saw something you can cut or live without.. I know that sometimes I too get foods from a convenience store and even think it may be healthy only to find out that it is loaded with calories, fat and salt when I track it later. Keep up the great work Becca...
    2630 days ago
    Yes - we live & we learn! The biggest difference now is that you are conscious of what you are eating! Beforehand, I'm sure most of us just kind of shoveled it in without giving much thought to nutritional values. I know I did. Now -- I honestly think in terms of "what will that do for me?"

    Good for you for looking deeper. I think a lot of live very misinformed when it comes to food!

    You Go Girl!
    2631 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    Becca, you can have muffins, just make them yourself!!! They will have lots of fiber and very little sugar!!!
    2631 days ago
    Same for me.... little aha moments. Once I KNOW about a food it is harder to deny what I am eating. For me I read a book about the importance of fiber for diabetics and started looking at the food I was eating. If it had no fiber, was it worth it? I was shocked the foods I ate that I thought were good for me that had no fiber. Still... I rationalize too. It's a process. A readiness. Baby steps. Way to go!
    2631 days ago
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