A slide that I am ok with
Sunday, July 31, 2016
You know when you are on a eating plan and you Slip? Then you slide... Then you keep sliding until all your good work is undone? I have probably done this 100+ times in my life. At least it feels that way...
I have learned to enjoy eating low carb. I am so satisfied. I am rarely hungry. I eat mostly veggies with a small portion of meat and a sprinkling of fruit. Typical day:
Breakfast: 1 cup of coffee with light cream no sweetener
Atkins shake with chia seeds, kale or spinach blended in ninja if I have more time I eat a couple of fried eggs or scrambled eggs.
Lunch. Salad with 2 oz of protein and ranch dressing
Afternoon I have a crystal light packet of grape drink in my 32 ounce water jug. I do the individual packet with caffeine if I need a pick me up. If I am not tired I have a 32 water bottle with cucumber slices in it. I love water with cucumber. Try it!
Dinner. Protein and lots of veggies. I made mashed cauliflower with fresh picked green beans last night. My daughter and our cousin made kabobs....
I usually do not snack because I am not hungry. But if I am super hungry I will eat an apple with PB or have a low carb Atkins icecream.
Ok where am I going with this? Oh, the slide. My cheats. So on Saturday nights I like to eat a high carb snack. Carb loading. Last night I had a drumstick. Actually two little ones they sell minis. And I had part of a skillet cookie that the evil girls made the night before and left on the counter. Way too sugary. But I enjoyed it guilt free. I have found over the past few months when I give myself an allowed cheat that I lose better. I have found that it does not cause me to keep sliding. I eat healthy all day and then allow a cheat and I do not feel like that slip is going to cause a slide because I chose to eat knowing when I have enjoyed that food item I choosing to continue my low carnb WOL. If I enjoy the snack at night then I go to bed and I have hours of not eating so I feel on track when I wake up. If I carb load earlier in the day then I eat more carbs then I would if I have it as my night snack. It might not make sense to anyone else but I get it.. Oh and the most important part of this paragraph? ENJOY.... If I am eating something I am NOT going to feel guilty I am going to own it and enjoy it. Take a bite shut my eyes and taste the snack which I also did with that yummy dinner I ate last night. Psyched I have leftovers for lunch!
So for the emotional eater in me that causes me to cycle with weight gain.. Sometimes life gives you poop. You can either step in it and cry or you can fertilize your garden. I choose the latter.