Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's Not That Hard to Eat Healthy

I have been thinking lately about how much my diet has changed in the past year. I used to think so little about what I ate that I usually made all the wrong choices. For instance, I rarely thought I had time for breakfast. So I was so hungry by lunch time I picked horrible, high fat, high calorie foods and I wolfed them down so fast I barely tasted them. I often wasn't prepared for lunch, so I ended up eating at the local bar and grill--we have very few choices in the small town I work in. The typical lunch special was a gravy laden hot beef combo or a bacon cheeseburger and fries. God forbid you saw fruit or vegetables on the plate. What a difference a year makes. I eat breakfast every morning, even if it means grabbing yogurt and fruit on the go and eating at my desk if I am running late. I rarely eat out anymore, which is easier on my waistband and my pocketbook.

I used to think that eating well meant a lot of extra preparation and I realize now that it is actually pretty simple. I just need to keep good foods in the cupboard and the fridge and plan ahead just a little bit. I am so much better about including fruit and veggies in my diet and having a much more well rounded meal. In fact sometimes it seems as if I have too much food when I add in an apple or yogurt along with my main dish. How odd is that. I am finding that I am satisfied for the first time in my life, I truly eat what I like and then feel like it is enough. I also question myself when I feel a late night craving--am I hungry or am I bored...lonely or whatever and then decide if I truly need a snack or if I need to address my needs in a different way. It is finally starting to feel routine, like I don't have to think about it so much and that is awesome. Just more of my rambling...again I am ever amazed at the emotional and mental part of this weight loss journey of mine.


  1. I know what you mean. It really isn't hard to eat well.

  2. OOOh this is such a good post!! I never thought I would get to this point in my life. You talking about not having breakfast and scarfing down the highest calorie fat laden thing I could find (can anyone say Fried Chicken gizzards w/ a side of mash potatoes and gravy AND a LARGE strawberry drink from Jack Pirtles).

    You are right now that I'm in this thing it is not hard to eat healthy. Actually its more calming. Thanks for this great post.

  3. great post. you're so right. i even find that eating healthy is not that hard when i'm eating out. it's once again all about making the best choices... first in restaurant... and then in menu items!