Which will YOU choose?
My biggest problems with food is eating when I am stressed, or eating when I am bored. It has nothing to do with feeling hungry, it is just mindless eating. This does not just apply to sugar. I will say that when I am stressed, sugar/candy is my go to snack. The boredom food is usually anything that is laying around.
Here are some tips that help when you are craving sugar, or just going to eat crap.
* Brush your teeth/use mouthwash. This will help because it keeps you busy for a little, and everything tastes bad once you brush your teeth.
* Eat a piece of fruit, like an apple. I might end up eating like 5 apples, which would defeat the purpose. So, try cutting an apple up into a bunch of pieces and sprinkle some cinnamon on it. Takes longer to finish the apple this way.
* Go for a walk/run. Working out in any way makes you feel good, and makes you want to be healthier in general.
If you still find yourself going on little binges, then write down everything you ate and calculate the amount of calories you took in. You don’t want to know the amount because it can be horrifying (believe me), but if it will help you the next time you want to mindlessly eat then DO IT!
It was a last minute decision, but when a 5k race is starting across the street from your front door it is hard to turn down. I will be running in a 10K next weekend, so I wanted a little something to get me ready. This race was great! It went up a few huge hills which was a cool challenge. I ran an 8 min. mile, which is not too shabby. There were kids that were probably 10 and 11 years old that beat me. It was crazy. They sprinted the whole time! Races are great because they make you feel accomplished, and are a great start to the day, especially when you dieting. It is hard to eat junk when you ran in a race, because you want to keep that ” I am an athlete” thing going on.
Today was a big step for me. I attended a friend’s graduation party and there was ridiculous amounts of food. I did eat some french bread, but did not eat ANY of the desserts. There were at least 3 different cakes, a few pies and 3 plates of cookies. There was also fruit platter, of which I had some grapes and a few strawberries. I didn’t feel the urge to eat anything, which was surprising. I did just want one of the ginger snap cookies. I have been craving those for a few weeks now.
so many sweets
Feel content and healthy! Nothing like a good run to keep you on track.