BSG Week Three - Junk Food & Sweets
Friday, May 21, 2021
Happy Friday! Our BSG focus for May is OSOM - Keep Junk Food / Sweets Out of Sight and Out of Mind. Do you have unhealthy food in your kitchen or other places around the house, at work, in our vehicles, etc. that you know you should not have? Do you have unhealthy foods that seem to find their way into your home either from your spouse or from you unconsciously buying them and bringing them home? If so, what are some the most tempting to you and have you found a way to avoid eating them? If so, please share.
Well, I have to start this post by saying that I do the shopping for my family which helps a lot. Since the pandemic, I make a shopping list and place my grocery order online, then pick it up. This has helped me stop buying things that I don't need. However, with kids in the house, it is always something on the grocery list that is tempting so I allow myself to partake in what I enjoy sometimes. For example, I love mozzarella sticks w/ ranch, cream cheese danish, oatmeal raisin cookies, and pizza. Normally, I keep unhealthy food in the kitchen, but it is out of sight. The only thing that I keep in my work area from time to time is chocolate candy. My favorites are:
I do not keep food or treats in my car so that's never a problem. My husband really don't like sweets so he never sabotage my healthy eating habits. It's always ME. Now, I had to stop buying cakes unless it is a birthday (cheese cake and pound cake are my favorites) or holiday and oatmeal raisin cookies. I would eat and eat until it is gone. There I said it. Nowadays, the most tempting junk foods that I love to eat are:
The only way I can avoid eating a whole bag of Doritos or a carton of ice cream is not to buy it at all. Sometimes I may buy a small bag or carton just to satisfy my craving, track it and move on. Another thing that seems to help me is to plan to have your sweet treats when you dine out that way you're sure to have portion control. Honestly, I have to say that if you review your food tracker for the week and notice a lot of junk food, then I would suggest revamping your healthy journey plan.