To start my revolution I need to plan. And do some prep. Rather than reaching for a bikkie or four when hungry, I need some healthy food that is to hand and can be eaten quickly.
When you reach for sugar dense foods, you find yourself reaching for some more very quickly. Eat a bikkie or two and you bounce awake when the sugar hits your system. But that high drops quickly so you need more. And then more.
My main problem is not having food prepared. I have no time to do so at work nor in the mornings. So I need forthought.
On Saturday afternoon I bought fruit, salads and nuts. I made up a big saucepan of minestrone soup. Gosh it was delicious! Mr S thought so too. He had two bowls for lunch. The saucepan will give me lunch for three days next week, on top of the weekend lunches. (On two other days I won’t be on site so can’t take the soup. Food will be supplied.)
I also bought some raw almonds. For nibbling.
And bought some easy to eat fruit – mandarins, bananas, plums, apples, grapes.
I have a tonne of chocolate around from Easter. I got Mr S to hide it. I know where more is but I won’t open the packets.
Next step: bake some leb bread with olive oil and a sprinkling of Parmesan. Much less fat than crisp breads or crackers. And I can nibble this with some Persian feta.
Preparation is the key to eating healthy and to avoiding temptation.