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Monday, March 23, 2015

I see my nutritionist tomorrow. The last time I saw her, she asked me what I thought were the most important of the changes I had made in my eating habits. So I've been thinking about these:

1. I eat breakfast every day now. I used to skip breakfast almost every morning, but I know now that I need to give my body something early to start burning and get the metabolism going.

2. I have stopped mindless snacking at night. This was probably my worst habit - lots of nighttime snacking, lots of nutritionally-deficient but oh-so-satisfying-and-addictive junk food.

3. I drink lots and lots of water. I probably averaged 6-8 cups before, and now I average 10-12 cups each day.

4. I wait until I'm hungry before I snack. I hardly let myself get hungry before: as soon as I stopped being full, I'd start looking for a snack. Now I wait until I am actually hungry.

I also noticed that my palate has changed. I snack on plain walnuts or almonds now - before, those would have been boring and relatively tasteless, and I'd be throwing chips down my gullet instead. I know my palate will change when I start re-feeding - I hope it doesn't jump straight into yearning for cheesecake!
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  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    You have made some very good changes! I think breakfast is important. I used to skip it when I was young, but now I never skip it intentionally. Occasionally, though, I end up having to skip it if I run out of time, and that never has good results--I get so hungry that I overeat later, usually in the form of the nighttime snacking that you've so admirably overcome. If I ever overcome nighttime snacking, that will be my biggest accomplishment in terms of diet.

    I hope you had a good consultation with your nutritionist and that everything is on track for the next exciting stage of your journey. Don't worry! You can do it!
    2219 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/23/2015 8:50:28 PM
  • NAKIOMA
    Try apples when those snack attacks occur - they really do help and are quite satisfying.......................
    2220 days ago
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