Thursday, January 12, 2012
I think this will help me for several reasons...
2. It will help me to be more conscious about my decisions. For example, I LOVE fresh baked bread and could easily eat close to a whole loaf (make mine with butter and jam, thank you!). So if I know I'm going to make bread, then I can skip the toast at breakfast and the granola bar for snack and "save" my carb servings for the bread instead.
3. This will have to cut down my calorie intake for the day. (BTW - I'm doing HORRIBLY with calorie counting. Just an FYI) Since I'm not tracking them, I really have no clue how many I'm taking in. For breakfast this morning I had a fried egg on toast with strawberry jam. Don't knock it til you try it...it's one of my family's faves. Anyhoo, my breakfast this morning was roughly 250 calories. I could easily have had 2 eggs with no toast or jam and it would have been 140 calories...and probably would have kept me feeling full longer because of the protein in the eggs and the fat in the oil..and I would have saved 90 calories! Hind sight is 20/20.
4. I wonder if I start eating less carbs, if my body will crave them less. Literally, they are all I want to eat anymore. And it seems as if I can never have just one piece of bread or 1 cookie. I always want more. Being addicted to anything is not good so it's time have some self-control.