Monday, July 7, 2014

my weight loss toolbox: healthy foods can be indulgent, too

cherries
I had an aha moment when I went grocery shopping the other day. I was shopping for a few lunch items thinking I would pick up an indulgent dessert, as well. At first, I thought, "I'll buy a cake!" Then, reason set in, and I thought, "No. No, I'll buy something somewhat healthy- like sherbet or something." I walked into the produce section and saw a big bag of cherries. I thought, "Why do they have to be so expensive?" Then, I realized that for a little bit more money (than the sherbet- the cake would've been about the same price) I could indulge in cherries, and have them for dessert instead. So, I bought the cherries, and we had them for dessert. They were delicious.

I realized that food indulgences don't have to be junk food. There are plenty of healthy foods that I like and will not only be indulgent, but also good for me. Eureka!

Interested in curbing a late night eating habit? Check out my list of other, indulgent activities at the end of the day here. Do you track your meals? I am currently trying to get back into the habit of doing that because it keeps me mindful of my eating. It's an effective tool for weight loss. Check out how I organize my food journal here.
 
(Want to know more about My Weight Loss Toolbox?  Start here, and continue here). 

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