I've been doing OK this week but my fitness has been TERRIBLE because I've been working crazy hours and not fitting in time for the gym. But food wise I've been good. Today I woke up and I was in the mood to eat. I wasn't hungry I just wanted to eat and it was difficult but I didn't give into the urge. All day I fought it in fact.
I made myself scrambled eggs with 2 slices of light toast with cinnamon and truvia and an orange for breakfast with a cup of pumpkin coffee with pumpkin creamer of course;brought an apple and a WW smoothie with spinach and oil for a snack; had left over turkey kielbasa and 1/2 cup baked beans for lunch; dinner was a sweet potato-o and a Gorton's salmon filet with broccoli and desert was unsweetened applesauce. It's not a little after 10:30 and I'm heading into bed feeling physically satisfied and having stayed within my DPT! I am still having the urge to eat, probably because I'm tired so I'm doing what I should do which is GO TO BED!!
Tomorrow is a new day and it's packed and tracked and hopefully after a good nights rest I won't feel such a strong desire to eat even though I'm not hungry...but if for some reason I do I'll fight it like I did today and I'll be stronger because of it. Practice makes perfect and I'm determined to eat ONLY because I'm hungry! My mantra for the day:
Food is fuel
Food is not a bandaid to fix a broken emotion, it's not an activity to cure boredom and it sure as heck is not an alternative for some quality sleep!!
Food is fuel