Here are my three revealing food habits:
1. Afternoon Snack Monster....One habit that I have, and might I add have had for a LONG time, is that when I get home from work in the afternoon I need a snack. One healthy snack is fine however I tend to turn into a snack monster who wants to basically sample every darn thing in the cabinets! NOT GOOD! I end up eating more than I should and not being hungry for dinner. Not to mention the added calories that I am taking in!!!
2. Sweet Nothings....After lunch...after dinner....during the afternoon snack buffet I crave sweets. Now you would say a piece of fruit would suffice but oh no...I need those empty calories that only a piece of candy can provide! I think part of my afternoon binge is trying to find that sweet snack that will fill that craving without totally derailing my calories for the day....yeah total fail since I end up eating 10 other foods when all I really want is chocolate! From what I have hear and read about sugar, it is like a drug and the longer I get away from it the better I will be however this pregnancy is all about the sweet!
Now that I have identified my habits I need to come up with a plan for how to break them. I am going to try to put out a snack for the afternoon that I can have when I get home. After that the kitchen is closed until dinner....just like I do with my daughter. I also should plan more things outside of the house so that after our snack we just go outside...i.e. away from the food!
Any suggestions??? How have you been able to break your bad habits? Am I the only Afternoon Snack Monster?