Smart choices.

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Healthier Me 2013

I’m not always the best about making "smart choices" where food is concerned.

I think this will come as a surprise to no one, and many will identify. I mean, how else do those of us who struggle with weight end up the size we are? Poor choices. Chips over fruit. Candy over vegetables. Soda over water. You get the picture. Those other foods are oh so good, pre-packaged and easy to grab n’ go. It’s harder to slice fruit, cook vegetables and prepare a healthy meal. For some people, even getting clean water is difficult.

Dr Pepper is my kryptonite. I love it.

I also crave Doritos, Twix, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, red velvet cake, peppermint ice cream, Chick-Fil-A and well, again, you get the picture.

One of the things I like about the diet I’ve been on is that it’s less about dividing things up into Can Have’s and Can’t Have’s and more about making wise choices.

We’re all going to go out to eat to that fried food place, we’re going to the family get together with that to die for stuff you have to eat some of. The key I’m relearning now that I’m back on the wagon is that there’s a thing called moderation. Sure, have that loaded mac n’ cheese, but don’t get a whole bowl, give yourself a proper portion size. Sure, it’s a tenth the size of what your eyes think you want, but your stomach and waistline will thank you. Mine does!

Somehow I made it through Thanksgiving and Christmas without gaining a pound and still eating everything I wanted to. I just made sure I didn’t eat a lot of it. Easter is my downfall though, so much Easter candy I love!

This last week I weighed in at a pound over my previous weigh in, which stinks. Honestly? I’m not holding out a lot of hope for this week’s weigh-in, but there’s always next week, right?

How do you measure a portion? Is there something you could eat morning, noon and night that you shouldn’t?

Sidney Sig

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5 thoughts on “Smart choices.

  1. Catherine Gayle says:

    Bacon. I love the stuff and can’t get enough of it. I’m learning to let myself have some, but not overdo it. But it’s hard

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