|Chocolate, bourbon, pecan pie.|
Unfortunately, I don't even always make superior culinary choices when my diet goes horribly sideways. When I first learned to lift heavy, I would return from those training sessions so hungry I would often just walk into the pantry and eat whatever was in front of me. Saltines with honey poured on them, chocolate chips out of the bag, handfuls of cereal, one time, a piece of beef jerky dipped repeatedly in rasberry jam. Lately, my biggest mistakes have been, and yes I'm serious, forgetting that I've already eaten lunch and going for a second round. And its not like I'm eating salad. I once accepted a lunch invitation from my husband for Mexican food after finishing a turkey sub with a quarter pound of meat on it. And I ate a two burritos. And then three hours later, I also ate dinner. A big dinner.
|Bacon wrapped stuffed and grilled jalapeno peppers|
from my garden. What are they stuffed with? Bacon.
7:00 am "I sure do want to lose weight fast. I'll just reduce the amount of this breakfast and get a head start on the calorie reduction, its not THAT long til lunch. I'll just eat half the oatmeal and make up the difference with blueberries. That will be good for me."
10:00 am "Holy crap I'm hungry. Maybe I'll just eat lunch now and then I won't be as hungry later. I'll just eat half a turkey sandwich and an apple, that'll be healthy."
1:00 pm "I'm hungry again, but I already ate lunch, I'll just have some cheese or maybe a yogurt. Or maybe just a banana, with peanut butter on it."
4 pm "I'm so HUNGRY! I'll eat a little snack so I can get a handle on this and then I'll eat a good dinner. Wow, those crackers are good, maybe I have some cheese . . . ."
6 pm "I ate too many snacks, I'll just eat a little bit of vegetables and I'll be good to go til bedtime."
8 pm "I"M STARVING!!!!! I NEED A SNACK!!!! WHERE IS THE ICE CREAM!!!????"
It should. A lot of you do this. Do what exactly? Starve yourselves all day and end up snacking between meals and at the end of the day.
Well, doing the exact opposite is actually what you should do. And by that, I do not mean start your day with an ice cream binge. You may notice from the above description that I didn't really eat that much actual food. What I actually stuffed myself on was snacks.
|Its not all bad, fresh figs off my fig tree are one |
of my favorites.
Over the next few weeks, I'm going to practice what I preach, write down what I eat, and keep track of my training and see what happens. This could prove enlightening (for you), embarrassing (for me), or most likely, a good bit of both.