As I stand in my kitchen eating brownies right out of the pan, I ponder why I am not losing (but rather gaining) weight. Hmm.
I’d much rather eat my healthy foods, but so often I eat crap that I don’t even enjoy just because. Because it is there, because it is a habit, because I can. I’ve tried the whole “I won’t snack during ___ time” or “Only one snack..blah, blah..” and it doesn’t work.
I will come home from work starving and stressed and not have the patience to wait for my healthy meal to reheat in the microwave. It IS 4 minutes, after all! So I will snack. I would like to fix this snacking issue all together, but I will save that for another time. Now I am focusing on replacing the thousand calories of icky crap with foods that are actually good for me!
Hence the bag of 3 Golden Delicious apples cut into pieces of all sizes.
Also, I am working on a plan for my food choices. Basically, it is just all fruits and veggies, yogurt, lean proteins and whole grain products (except pasta). I’ll explain that more later.
In preparation for the week, I took stock of my oatmeal! Really, I am an addict. We’ve got: organic wheat bulgur, reduced-sugar quick-cooking oatmeal (for snacks!), multi-grain hot cereal hot cereal (sooooo good! just needs a bit of flavor added!), McCann’s steel cut Irish oats (filling!) and Quaker steel cut oats (cheaper than McCann’s.. haven’t tried them yet!). And there’s a nice can of pumpkin!
I usually go for slow-cooking grains, but this product is amazing. It takes only ten minutes to cook and is delicious. Perfect for when you’re short on time.
Do you have any Sunday night rituals to prepare for the week?