Thursday, January 6, 2011
Since I said I was going to be mindful for 2011 about a lot of things, including food, I have tried to do just that this week.
I get hungry between meals. Let's face it. I need more than 3 squares a day. My body tells me it needs food - - about 9:45AM and again about 4:00PM. Rather than suffering, I pack snacks to take to the office.. This morning it was veggies and string cheese. I packed blueberries and vanilla yogurt for the afternoon. Unfortunately, I didn't get to eat them because I was too busy with work. However, they will be there tomorrow.
I have a file cabinet drawer that I try to keep stocked with good for me snacks for those days when the mornings are too hectic to pull anything together. Some of my favorites are almonds, granola bars, whole grain crackers, and vanilla wafers for when I need to have a sweet fix.
Snacks keep my blood sugar stable and I don't overdo it at lunch or when I get home because I'm not starving. Not to mention that I just feel better which keeps me happy. Plus it keeps me out of the potato chip bag.