So I met with Christine this morning and she diagnosed me as being a "casual dieter" and compared it to "casual dating" in that I do it when I do it, but then other times I don't. I flirt with dieting... but not all the time. For example, ordering pasta with seafood instead of with meat sauce and justifying it because clams have like ... NO CALORIES!
Alas. I know it doesn't work like that.
She suggested that for the next 10lbs I be a boring eater. To not get creative with my choices but instead have an easy routine of foods that I know are fine. This is beneficial in two ways... it's like ... only healthy food ever and also takes out the uncertainty of eating. I KNOW what I'm allowed to eat and so no guessing and no approximating.
Here is the general outline:
English Muffin Light OR Bagel Thin
2/3 cup of cottage cheese OR two slices of Jarlsberg lite OR 1 whole egg
Cabot Cheese Light Square AND 100 Calorie Snack Pack
Chobani 0% Yogurt
BIG Salad with Chicken or Turkey and pretty much whatever veggie toppings I want. Stay away from nuts, avocado and cheese if possible.
Chicken OR Fish OR Salmon OR Shrimp
Skinny Cow or WW something
That's it. Boring, right? I'm going to Hawaii in June and I'm thinking I should resolve to stick to this for the next few weeks. I gotta look good in a bathing suit right?
I'm also thinking I might try some at home yoga videos Tuesday and Thursday mornings.