Since changing my eating on 12/10/2011 to not eating processed foods, aspartame, splenda etc, I came to a new realization on one Wednesday night while my husband and I were eating out at Bob Evans. That was you don't have to eat everything on your plate! BINGO! How is it that just dawned on me??
Because I made a change in what I was putting into my body, it made me think first before eating. I am pretty sure this was the first time in my life that I can remember, I did not eat any carbohydrate with my meal at a restaurant. I bought the vegetable omelet for 312 calories and the cup of vegetable beef soup for 127 calories.
There were 2 pieces of dry wheat toast on the side and there were potatoes in my soup. I picked out every potato there was in that soup and laid in on the side of the plate. I put the toast out of reach just to help me while I ate my omelet. I love having my toast with my omelet, but now I know I don't have to have it to enjoy what I am eating.
When I was done, I felt empowered. I felt like I know I can do this I do not need carbohydrates (sugar) with every meal. My diabetes will be fine without it meaning I shouldn't have any hypoglycemic drops in blood sugar. Also, I didn't have to use any insulin, which has all kinds of benefits!
Next time your about to eat something that you know deep down you really do not need or gives you any nutritional benefit stop and take a deep breath and then remove it from your plate or walk away.
The benefits are huge! It gave me confidence, it made me stronger in my will to accomplish this new change and it will help me next time.
Lets take one meal at a time and set your sights on your goal. It is doable!
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