Happy Hump Day, everyone!! I just got back from the eye doctor! I am happy to say, I still have 20/20 vision! I just need a +1 reader, for days when my eyes are fatigued. Not too bad for an old broad, like me!! One thing she did say, I most likely sleep with my eyes slightly open. Ummm...what???? Yep, apparently that is why my eyes get dry. She could tell from some line in my eye. If it gets too bad, she said I could tape my eyes shut...lol CREEPY!!!
SO.....I have been asked a few times, what I eat, and how I keep myself from binge eating. Well I will touch on the binge eating, first. Some of you may know, from my guest post here over at Mamalaughlin, that I had an issue with bulimia. And...it was at times, pretty bad. So for me, keeping my eating in check, is VERY important. I cannot and will not ever go back to that way of living.
So what do I eat??? I eat a lot...lol! I really do. I count calories via myfitnesspal, but I don't count carbs or fat or any of that stuff. Funny thing, I feel the best I ever have, since doing this. I guess at this point in my life, I know what to eat and what not to eat. SO...this means I avoid high fat, high carb/sugary foods. Not completely, I just eat them in moderation. Well I try to. If you put a plain white sheet cake in front of me, I cannot lie, I will eat a TON! To the point I want to puke. Another food I just can't eat a few of, Doritos. I have no idea why, I am not a big chip person. But man....those things get me every time!
Here are some things I eat during the week:
Bagel thins with all natural peanut butter.
Egg whites with whole wheat toast and ham
Fage Greek yogurt, plain
Turkey taco meat, with brown rice
Baked sweet potatoes
Turkey burgers that I make myself. I avoid any pre-made proteins. They add secret crap to them!
Turkey tacos with homemade guacamole and some low carb tortillas that I toast up and use as chips.
Grilled pork chops
Grilled tilapia, salmon or mahi-mahi
Edy's lite ice cream...I LOVE THEM ALL
Mock ice cream sandwiches with lite cool whip, pb2 and some no added sugar Hershey's syrup
Banana pancakes that I make with 1/2 banana and 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats, that I grind to a powder consistency, add some Almond Milk and cook like you would "normal" pancakes. I serve min with a little peanut butter and sugar free syrup
Big ass salads! I load up my organic greens with tons of veggies and make my own dressing with lite miracle whip, spicy mustard and vinegar.
String beans and edamame. These are always on hand in the freezer
Here is a sample of my day:
Breakfast- is overnight oats and coffee with fat free half & half
Snack 35 calorie whole grain toast with pb2 or all natural peanut butter
lunch-big ass salad, grilled chicken breast with string beans and whole grain brown rice. I add some spicy mustard to it, mix it all up in a bowl and eat! It is so yummy, clean and filling!
Snack- watermelon or any other fresh fruit with a dollop of Fage Greek yogurt, plain.
Dinner- grilled salmon, roasted cauliflower and rice pilaf
Snack- 1/2 cup of Edy's lite ice cream in a cake cone
There you have it, I eat all day long and never feel deprived! If I have some extra calories to use, I will have some wine or a beer. OR...throw in another healthy snack like some popcorn.
To prevent myself from binge eating, I pick one day a week, to not count calories. Which usually consists of eating as I normally do for breakfast and lunch and letting dinner, be my cheat meal. This is usually Mexican night on Friday's. I will not count out my chips or measure the queso, I just sit back and enjoy! I also have an ice cream cone and don't measure it out. I can't go to overboard, because if I do, I end up like a bloated PIG! I get all miserable and look like I am six months pregnant with a food baby. I HATE that feeling. I have noticed that eating clean has taken care of cravings for "bad" foods and I have not had a caffeine free diet coke in 2 weeks! I am just so full, that I don't need any special treats.
I have 2 babies that look up to me and one is a little girl. I DO NOT want her to ever go through what I did. I want her to have a healthy body image. I have to set an example for my kids. They know how important a healthy diet and exercise are. They work out with me some nights. They love to do crunches and push ups! They want to outdo mommy. Drew loves to do bicep curls too.
And....they are always outside if it is nice. We play soccer, baseball, ride bikes, swim, climb trees, fish,