Which illustrates the difficulty. One cupcake would not have made me fat. It was stimulating of the desire for sweets that could (and did) make me fat. Personally I think my (then) hypoglycemic body was particularly crappy at handling sweets and that is true for many of us. Which brings me to last night-- I was feeling fine, had a leftover tootsie pop (don't ask), wasn't sure if I needed it, thought why not-- and then spent the evening uncomfortably struggling with the drive to eat sweet things. (Fell into cereal and raisins-- just as much sugar/calories as cookies.)
Since I firmly feel that the best way to manage bad situations is not to get into them, what prevention efforts work? Shall we use a bullet list? I love bullet lists.
- Morning exercise-- according to the Great and Powerful Oz, this helps address problems with glucose tolerance and I have found it experientially to be very helpful. Especially weight training for some reason. In my head? Dunno.
- Protein, fiber and some fat at every meal.
- I'll bet drinking water would help. I resist this. Ah well, I'll get a glass when I'm done. Promise.
- Bag the diet soda. Sigh. See above.
- Don't stock raisins.
- Measuring portions and knowing how many calories and carbs I'm eating.
- And what else?
- Open to more ideas here.
I am also amassing ideas for good meals, so here's breakfast today:
Chocolate Protein Shake
1/2 c water
1/2 c whole milk
1 T flaxseed
1 t honey
1/2 scoop whey powder
2 T unsweetened cocoa
Also Ezekiel toast and PB. 1 T PB had more calories than the Ezekiel per my phone app. Eye-opening, isn't it?
Delicious and it stuck with me solidly for four hours.
The neckless guys with big shoulders and tight pants (sweet cravings) are coming at me. Let's see if I can outwit them before they knock me down and give me a repeat concussion. Ok, the analogy doesn't hold all the way. You get the idea.