The biggest problem I face now that I’ve gotten older and my metabolism has slowed is over eating out of boredom. When not kept in check, if I’m sitting around and there’s a bag of nachos, that bag of nachos is going down without me even thinking about it. Heading for a ride? Stop off on the way and grab a couple of slices of pizza to carry me over til the next meal.
These are unnecessary. I enjoy them, but they are unnecessary.
So the plan on my “Not eating like an a$$hole” diet has been to make sure the fridge is stocked with healthy alternatives when the hunger pang strikes.
Yesterday was one of those days when I couldn’t get away from the dock but I was prepared.
One of the go-tos has been Boars Head deli turkey that I’ll go to the fridge and take out a slice or two. Very versatile. Also packets of tuna.
Around mid-day I was hungry. Shredded up some sliced turkey, ripped up a couple of slices of bacon and mixed in some salsa.
Was it a masterpiece? No, but it saved me from reaching for something that would have put me off track and it was tasty.
Being prepared and having some healthy options goes a long way to keeping on track.
Another move is when I’d normally go to the fridge to grab something to snack on, I pour myself a glass of water instead.
Down 5.5 lbs in 14 days.
The goal is 190.