We only eat for one of three reasons:
Habit = Automatic or ritualized eating that can evoke feelings of comfort and security
Boredom = using food to fill up time or provide entertainment or stimulation
Stress = A state of psychological imbalance - there are many kids of stress, both good and bad. You lose your job = stress, you get a new job = stress, eating buddies = stress, going into situations which center on food are stress - and then having to refuse the food =stress. The list goes on and on.
Something triggers you to eat improperly - and it's one of the three things above. More later.....
Morning blood sugar = 114
6 oz slice Low sodium Ham = 60
1 slice cheese = 100
Activia Lite = 70
1 cup cantaloupe = 100
Total = 330
4 oz lite tuna in water = 120
chopped celery = 0
I Tbs pickle relish = 20
2 Tbs Lite Hellman's mayo = 70
Total = 310 (I am certainly on target!!)
DINNER OUT! (We had a power failure)
Wonderful salad at Margaret's Cantina here in Chapel Hill
Green Salad with fresh veggies = 100 cals
6 oz plain grilled chicken breast = 200 cals.
Sprinkle of Seasoned Vinaigrette = 20 cals
(Hint: I cut the chicken up and put it on the salad.)
Total = 320 calories.
So you see, you CAN eat out if you know what you're doing. And if a restaurant won't give you or prepare for you what you need, GET OUT OF THERE!
And I still have 200 calories left for bedtime snack.
Total for the day = 950 ) before bedtime snack.