Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday's Tips: 13

Avoid Trigger Foods!

What are trigger foods? Well, they are the foods that once you start eating you can't stop. I have a few like: Nutella, Nobake-Cookies (which i make on rare occasions), Marshmallow Creme, Sun Chips... etc. You get the idea.

Anyway, today's tip spawns from my lack of control with a new food that I must add to my 'DO NOT BUY' list.... Quaker HONEY GRAHAM 'Oh's' Cereal....
YUM, but AHHHHH.... do you want to hear something pathetic and that might come as a shock to you? I bought a box yesterday thinking that it'd be fun to have a bowl as a dessert after the kids were in bed. I ate 1/2 the BOX!!!! :( Crazy, isn't it? Anyway, this delectable cereal is one of my Trigger foods that can induce binge eating, so I will no longer allow myself the privilege of buying it. Instead, when I go to the grocery store, I will allow myself the one longing look at it, as I've done for a couple of months now with my Nutella, and then I will pass it by and move onto foods that aren't addictive.

Good luck! :)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Saturday's Suggestion

If you have a recipe that calls for Brown rice, consider using Bulgar Wheat instead. I found this great website that talks all about Bulgar wheat and it's properties. It has more fiber and fewer calories. Just a thought. :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tuesday's Tips: 12

Make a dinner Calendar. If you fill out a dinner Calendar then you can compile a shopping list of things you need and you're less likely to load your shopping basket with junk food. It's not hard to create a dinner calendar, just make a list of somewhat healthy/healthy meals, then break them into categories and then assign one of those categories to a specific day of the week.

Example: Mondays= Italian, Tuesday= Asian.... etc.

Under Italian:
Whole wheat Spaghetti with Salad,
Homemade Pizza on Whole Wheat crust with Salad... etc.

Even better, if you use a blank calendar like this one, you can print off two, fill them up, leave the dates blank, and then just alternate them for whatever month. Obviously you can substitute what you want for special occasions etc., but at least this way if you're too tired to try and figure out what to make for dinner, the decision is already made for you. :)