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!