Most of you know I lost a ton of weight over the winter. If not, you can read about that here. Keeping the weight off is a lifelong commitment, and since Grace is now in kindergarten, not eating everything in sight has become increasingly difficult. My sweet tooth fights for control every day.
The house is quieter, I miss her, I get bored. Yes, I know I should be writing. And I am. When I’m writing, I fall into a zone and forget to eat. But at other times, I still feel as though something is missing, and if I’m not careful, I’ll turn to food. Ramping up my exercise has helped, but it’s so easy to fall into the mindset that exercise means more calories to eat. I gain weight just looking at most foods, so that’s not good for me.
But every day I win the battle. I look at the before picture and remind myself of all the awesome new clothes I’ve bought. I’ve also taken to looking for new recipes that aren’t loaded with carbs and fat. Eating Well has some great ones.
What do you do to fight the munchies? What kinds of snacks do you reach for that satisfy without putting on the flab?