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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Do you have a plan to combat your bad food choices?

You know it makes me wonder when I see other bloggers blog about bad food choices.  I see them blog about it but I don't see a plan following it.  Its almost like they think that they will just have better will power next time the urge hits.  I don't think this is a smart move on their part.  You really have to figure out why you did it in the first place and then make sure you have a whole arsenal of ways to stop it from happening again. Possibly, bring more snacks, don't let yourself get so hungry, don't drive there in the first place, call a friend, text a support buddy, go running...something.  There is a reason we make bad choices, especially after we have been doing so well...and everyone is different so its important for us to figure it out for ourselves the facts of why we do it.  I always carry a protein bar with me..my favorite is the questbar..its tastes great microwaved for a few seconds

The peanut butter and jelly is good too warmed up.  I also have a serving of nuts in a baggy in my purse and a crystal light drink packet with a bottle of water in my car... because usually I am just thirsty.  Sometimes I get so far as to be in a drive thru lane...If I get there..I usually want something so I limit myself to one item, and then promise exercise when I get home.  Sometimes I just call my friend and talk to them..because the craving usually hits when I am driving or watching tv.  I am not saying this always works, but you wouldn't believe how many times it does work!

8 comments:

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

PB&J warmed up is the BOMB. I have to warm my Quest bars but I love them!

Cheri said...

Great ideas here, thank you Jenn!

Connie O said...

Hey, I always have a plan. But I am superstitious about jinxing myself if I broadcast them!

Back when I was in a study of binge eating disorder, "arsenal" was one of my favorite words for the number of strategies I had to have. It takes a lot of work and focus, but I am trying to get back there again. Your own arsenal seems very well equipped!

Terrie said...

what Connie said!! I am the queen of today is a new day.

Mon said...

I'm such a crappy planner! I make plans to plan things, but then I don't do it :)

I always wonder how much food I should bring for lunch. Should I bring one snack? Two? None at all? If I bring more snacks, maybe that means I'll eat all of them, but if I don't bring any snacks, I might get too hungry and make a stupid impulsive decision and wind up in a fast food drive through having just ordered large curly fries. Probably better to be prepared with healthy snacks :)

Wanna try those PB&J Quest bars!!

Linda Sherwood said...

I keep a variety of snacks in my office at work and in my car, so I can make good choices.

I've never tried the bars warmed up. Thanks for the tip!

Mari said...

You are so right. As a bandster whose been making some pretty crappy food choices for several months now, I don't make a new plan with new ideas, I just use the old ones, that didn't work, and hope for better motivation. I know that I need to make a new plan but your blog just made it click for me. Thank you! x

speck said...

Great post.