Learning to Eat
Listening to my stomach growling is a good thing right! It means I am hungry and I can ignoring it. It should mean I am losing pounds. It probably means that corn beef and cabbage I had for dinner is catching up with me. Whatever it means I am trying to learn not to eat just because my stomach is rumbling. I stopped mid sentence and grabbed a snack from my draw. You don’t have to feel hungry to lose weight. In fact, you should snack. But those snacks need to be healthier. But who wants a bag of carrots when you can have a candy bar out of the vending machine? Well, I have found that you can have snacks in moderation that are high in fiber and some of them even taste like a candy bar.
Kellogg is helping me out with this snack thing. I tried Fiber One, they are okay, but the cost is crazy. Kellogg has Fiber Plus and I have found them at a discount. Who wouldn’t want to eat a Caramel Coconut Fudge bar? There are several flavors. This just happens to be one that I have today. These bars have 35% of your total fiber needs for a day. So be sure the bathroom is near! (Just kidding). They are not calorie free or sugar-free but they have fiber to make up for it and fiber makes you feel fuller. So I could have had a snickers bar and then wanted a bag of M&M and washed it all down with a diet Pepsi, but instead I had one of these little treats and water.
When I am home I opt for a piece of fruit, such as an orange or a banana ( I know what you are thinking, just stop it right now!) a real banana. Apples are good too. Remember what they said about an apple a day? Well, it is sort of true. I can eat an apple before bedtime and it will satisfy my sweet craving as well as make it easier to take my pills. Apples are a good thing if you can get some that aren’t all mush inside.
The other night on the way home Rick wanted to stop for a milkshake. I didn’t have one! That was tough, but I had something at home to help me get through it. BlueBunny makes these wonderful creamsicles. They are orange with just a little vanilla ice cream in the center. (They are called Orange Dream Bars!) It is cheating but it has far fewer calories than a chocolate shake from Jack in the Box.
So I am learning to eat….again!