Baby step changes...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Well, I've been making some small changes to get a grip on my snacking. Here's what I've been doing:
I eat a smaller breakfast, I'm not super-hungry first thing anyway, and then a few hours later have some fruit and a small protein, like 3oz yogurt, or 100 calories worth of nuts. I do the same thing at lunch, and then have a snack mid-afternoon...also healthier, like some homemade black bean hummus and celery, apple and peanut butter. After dinner, since I seem to think I need a treat (husband does!) I allow myself a calorie controlled goodie, or fruit and yogurt.
Another thing I'm doing is reading labels for sugar. Even though most of my cereals etc. are lower, there are a few that contain more than 5 grams and they don't all have dried fruit to account for the sugar. So, since I'm thrifty, and my husband eats these cereals as well, I'm reducing my serving size and eating the lower sugar ones mixed with these others, just eating the lower sugar ones. Yogurt also can have added sugars...so I'm reading labels, and have been choosing the plain yogurt. I don't do artificial sugars, so plain may be my best choice, and I haven't really missed the sugar since I mix fruit into the yogurt.
I'm continuing with daily exercise..but taking it easy on my joints...still getting a good workout I think.
My husband and I ate Thai takeout for Valentine's Day. I ordered a seafood curry, my favorite! I ate half a cup of the white rice, and half of my seafood and veggies. I can have the rest for lunch. We also had Smart Ones sundaes as our dessert. Very yummy, even my husband enjoyed his!