Healthy Living Rule #34: If you don’t want to eat it, Don’t buy it.
This is a simple rule, but one I sometimes break. Like I did today for example. I just ran into the store for one thing. Yes, I actually ran. Now I that I have clearance from the PT I run everywhere = around the supermarket aisles, in church, to my car in the parking lot. Kidding.
Of course I came out with more than one item and one of them was this yogurt. I know better than to purchase HFCS laden items, but Strawberry Shortcake just sounded so good! I ate it for dessert right now and it just tasted fake.
Boo to me. There are many times when I’m in the supermarket and something catches my eye. Then, I stand there with the food in my hand contemplating whether or not I should get it.
The devil on my shoulder screams, “Yes! Get it! It will taste good and you deserve a treat.”
But the IE angel says, “I don’t think that’s a healthy choice and you’ll probably overeat it and hate yourself later.” (Who invited that guy to shop with me anyways?)
Today the angel lost the yogurt battle, but did win a Garlic Toast bread battle
Hey, you win some you lose some, right?
There is a fine line between restricting certain foods from myself versus allowing myself to enjoy them, but not keeping them in the house where I am tempted to over do it. Most of the time these battles occur with things like granola or ice cream not lame-o yogurt
Q: How do you guys handle this? Do you buy foods that you are tempted to overeat?? Are there any foods you don’t keep in the house at all because of this???
Me: I don’t deny myself any food, but I know I have a history of overeating and/or mindlessly eating certain foods more than others. These are items I try not to keep in the house unless I’m in a really good place
I “forgot” to take pics of my afternoon eats, but if you’ve seen two granola bars you’ve seen them all (catch that?).
Cheese bread is becoming a more and more frequent occurrence around here these days. Ben loves this stuff and so do I. This time I made it on TJ’s Whole Wheat Naan bread. This stuff is amazing under the broiler – it really brings out the flavor and texture!
After PT and running today I better ice my knee and relax with some trash TV (which I also heard is good for your knee).