It is interesting how much I am struggling with cutting down portion sizes and not always finding something to eat out of habit! I have noticed when I feel a bit anxious or nervous I eat while I am pondering or processing my thoughts. What’s that about??
So on good advice I made a couple of “swaps” when I was at the supermarket yesterday.
I had already made the change from full cream to lite milk. But this week I am trying brown rice and pasta instead of white, lite philly and 70%more antioxidants than green tea in coffee. But it came at a cost. The 50g coffee was $5.71 from Coles. OUCH! And although I am keen to use the 40 second, right size portion brown rice, it was only a little less for two small servings than the whole bag pictured above. Which makes a difference to our family grocery budget when feeding 7 people! And I bought a new measuring tape which is why that is in the picture in case you were wondering.
I have planned my weeks meals in advance and figure this will be a big key to having the right foods and the right portion sizes. I have binged over the weekend and have recognized a cycle of desperation, satiation and defeat. It is when I feel my “improvements” aren’t enough that I tend to cave.
Last week I was rather irritable when my oh-so-wise and insightful friend, Sarah, made this observation. “If you are feeling uncomfortable it is because you are doing something different. And if you are doing something different it means you are going to get different results. Discomfort, in this case, should be encouraging!” I think she may be on to something there!