Thursday, April 01, 2010

Food for thought...

In my last post I talked about how exhausted I get just THINKING about food. What should I eat? When should I eat it? Am I really hungry or is it just time for my snack? OYE. So many things it can make your head spin!

I am working on eliminating this inner conflict with food. Make it as simple as I can and then I won't be freaking out all the time! I know I don't like to eat prior to working out. UGH. That doesn't feel good. Now if I'm just going for a brisk walk after dinner that is fine, but if I am going to throw down with Tony Horton or Chalene Johnson then I really can't have anything in the stomach that might make a return trip! No one wants that!

So I will start this Sunday by cooking up a few servings of brown rice for lunches. I love brown rice. It can be turned into a soup, a casserole, a side dish, a main dish...whatever! I mix it with a can of rinsed black beans and salsa...yummm. Pair it with a piece of fish or chicken and some steamed broccoli...really yum.

So why all this inner stress on food? I am not sure. I think it's because it's everywhere. I am always thinking about food. It's my porn. There is nothing like a good cook book to keep me entertained. It's a weakness I know. I'm working on it. As long as I can keep it under control right? The one good thing about having this unnatural obsession with food is that I come across amazing recipes that keep me from getting bored with just brown rice and fish all the time. While it's good, it can become extremely boring. I don't get the people who can eat the same thing everyday. Sure it's a great way to track your calories, but is it something you can do long term? I know I can't. That is why those diet aids never worked for me. While I love my Shakeology in the morning I have to mix it up. Different berries, juices, etc to keep me going!

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