Smarter not harder
Monday, July 09, 2012
Typically whenever I've needed to re-set/restart, I spend the first few days several different levels of hungry.
For some reason that is beyond me, I keep trying to find a way to eat the junk food, stay within my calorie range and *be full*. Steps one through two work fine but step three? Yeah. Not so much.
Wanted to give a quick example. Moms boyfriend threw a small BBQ over the weekend and there is a ton of mouth watering stuff left in the fridge. Now, normally... first few days of reset would look like this.
One piece of this cake is 440 calories, 26 grams of fat and a bunch of other stuff I didn't pay attention after that. Yikes! This is around 1/3 of my daily calories. For the record, I'd inhale this in like 30 seconds and spend the rest of time counting the minutes/hours until lunch.
This is what breakfast looks like after those first few days:
So! It's 2 boiled eggs, 1 cup of bing cherries, 1 half of a graham cracker, 2 pieces of chocolate
= 320 calories
The difference to me is always amazing. Eating more food but less calories? Sorcery! :)
Still have to remind myself now and again to be smarter about my choices so I don't have to make it harder longer term. My work outs are hard enough as it is without adding to it.