Last night's snack, which I wouldn't have needed if I had gone to bed early, was simply a few prunes and some walnuts. We had a very busy, rewarding day, and I was craving some 'me' time before bed.
I'm learning that this 'me' time I crave generally includes me sitting on the couch, watching some sort of Netflix television and eating.
Really, I just need to go to bed.
This experience has been about reminders - the reminder that eating too close to bed means that I won't wake up rested. The reminder that feeling a little hungry won't kill me. (Still working on that one.) The reminder that the food I'm trying to step away from isn't necessary to my life, and indeed, is making me feel nasty.
But what am I going to do with these reminders?
This weekend I had more than one 'slip up' - except they really weren't. I made conscious decisions to suspend my 'fresh start' in favor of ________ - fill in the blank.
Another reminder - there will ALWAYS be a 'fill in the blank' occasion.
I will say that while these dark green salads aren't my favorite food in the world, and I wish I could wrap them in nice whole wheat tortilla, they are filling and satisfying, and I don't feel like I need a nap ten minutes after I eat.
And I've also figured out that not only do I not need an iced coffee, they don't make me feel great. Just jittery. *gasp*
And my 'wheat belly' is slowly going away, I have tons more energy to actually do what I want to do, and I have more patience.
Today's breakfast will be a fruit salad designed to keep you full until a mid-morning smoothie!
Fruit Salad with a Boost!
Raw nuts - almonds, walnuts, cashews
Mix up enough for a hefty three cup serving, save one cup for your snack later on this afternoon. (You may want to hold off on adding the nuts to the snack so they don't get too soggy.)
Lots of good healthy fats and protein in this.
What about you? What 'I love me' changes will you be making today?