- No more reaching and grabbing food without it being planned.
- No more eating sugary foods even if their lower calorie deemed. (Melba Rounds, Hard Pretzels, Baked Potato chips or Cheez-Its) To sum it up anything that is laying out that is processed sugar
- No more eating when not hungry
- No eating hard candy because I am bored
- No more eating outside of my planned meals (breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and evening snack)
I've seen a very bad trend coming back and its completely overtaking me the last few months. I had gained some weight back and started to struggle with the tightness of my clothes. It really started affecting me mentally, so I had to react and make a change somewhere.
Working out is meant to help strengthen your heart and body functions, to make you stronger and healthier not to burn off all the extra calories you just devoured in one sitting. It is just wrong in my mind to say to yourself “oh I'll just eat this and work out a little harder”. Hello! You aren't working out hard enough if you say this to yourself. Why, because working out hard is HARD work and its not something I am willing to sacrifice just for bad choices in food! No more!
I remember when I was little my Mom would say “Sheri, you workout so hard and then you eat all that food.” I know Mom, that was nuts wasn't it!? I've always struggled with this obviously. I never had an answer nor do I now. I just know I no longer am willing to sacrifice my workouts for gluttony.
Some people can eat the 100-calorie packs and be fine, more power to you I say, but if you find your eating 2 bags instead of 1 you better rethink your choices.
Today I went to Subway at lunch and I would have gotten the baked Lays potato chips with my 6” inch Turkey sandwich; not today! It wasn't hard to say no when the question was asked “would you like chips, drink or cookie with that sandwich?” “No mam, I would not” as I smiled ear to ear because a weight has just lifted from my consciousness.
Do you struggle with certain foods that trigger you wanting to eat all the time? Are you willing to give them up for health and happiness?
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