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Today I felt guilty about eating cereal (x2)…
and a waffle. Until I decided to call it “early carb-loading”. Okay, “very early carb-loading“. But that made me feel like it was okay.It doesn’t mean it was actually okay, but it felt like it…
In reality it is better to up your carb intake a day or two (not a week, Monica!) ahead of time. You don’t want to completely stuff yourself the night before. That might mean bad news the morning of the race.
I also “early carb-loaded” with a potato biscuit with cheese and TJ’s Soy Nuggets. I was making the bread for Ben, but realized that I was going to eat some too (like I always do). I often “heavy-handedly taste” Ben’s food and don’t realize all the extra calories I’m getting. Tonight I just decided to eat what I wanted, put it on a plate and enjoy it.
Eating salads out of hummus containers is the new eating oatmeal out of PB containers…
Fill ‘er up!
Dessert because I can’t resist the Siren Song of Dark Chocolate in my freezer. But I am sticking to my New Year’s Resolution of No eating after dinner – I ate this at the table then, flossed my teeth. Done.
Intuitive Eating & the Perfect Day?
I was thinking about how I would eat if I already was a true Intuitive Eater. I tried to imagine what I would eat if calories didn’t matter. A day of eating my favorite foods would look something like this:
Breakfast: Protien pancakes or Bagel
Lunch: Big Whole Foods salad/hot bar salad
Snack: Trail Mix or PB&J
Dinner: Salmon, brussel sprouts and baked sweet potato
This made me realize:
- My favorite foods are somewhat high in cals, but not “bad” in moderation at all.
- I have naturally pretty healthy tastebuds.
- I would get sick of eating these things everyday and would definitely mix it up! I even thought I wouldn’t want to have frozen yogurt everyday!
I think I need to relax and trust that my body can guide me a bit more, but also realize that I have a sweet tooth and it will take over if I throw my blood sugar “off” with too many carbs and not enough veggies and fats.The reality is I eat the same amount of calories as I would if they didn’t matter (like the menu above), but I end up sneaking/snacking them when I don’t just feed my cravings.
Sorry if this bores you, I just thought it was interesting that my “ideal eats” are so carb heavy, but relatively healthy.
Question: What would you eat if calories didn’t matter? Do you already eat like that?
Breathe – Despite the cold weather I am trying very very hard to stay positive. This week’s Breathe post lists the positive things about the cold 🙂