I hate doing things when I know I’m not very good at them. Ergo, I never diet. I have no will power when it comes to the foods I love so why set myself up for failure, right?
Unfortunately, last week I stepped on the scale for the first time in several months. I almost pee’d myself at what it revealed. So against my better judgement, I’ve started a diet.
The problem I have with dieting is not avoiding bad foods – I haven’t had chips or desserts in the house for a long time. The problem is that the good foods I do eat, I eat a lot of. As in, I eat all of it. At one time. For example, I read in a magazine that granola was a great snack when trying to eat healthy. So I purchased a box of all-natural organic granola. And ate the entire box in one sitting. See, no will power.
I ran into this same problem the last time I tried to change my eating habits when I read somewhere that a spoonful of peanut butter a day could leave you feeling fuller longer. I ate so much peanut butter that week that I developed a permanent allergy to the food.
But I’m not giving up! I’m determined to do this right – to get healthier and set an example for my kids to be healthy as well. I just won’t be eating any more granola for a while. Of course, I read this great article on flaxseed ….