13 Jun, 2012
Nine things for Operation Trim: #5 – Hello breakfast, goodbye bread
In the first post of this series I mentioned that my ill-fitting pants were a direct result of the terrible meals I was eating in the month before our move. I just wasn’t making time to feed myself properly. I almost always forgot to eat breakfast, so I’d eat one lunch at 11, and another at 1:00 or so. I’d eat a large dinner with the family at 6:00 and end my day with mindless snacking. Oh, and during the day I’d graze on buttered toast and handfuls of salty snacks. No wonder my pants started to get too tight.
I think healthy eating starts with breakfast. Breakfast is truly the most important meal. A healthy breakfast is a fuel injection and sets the tone for the rest of the day, don’t you think?
I’m trying to be better at planning meals (see post number four), and as part of that I am trying to focus on (1) eating proper breakfasts again and (2) bidding a temporary adieu to bread.
Let’s talk about breakfast first. I know that if I don’t eat a proper breakfast at the proper time, it messes with my meals for the rest of the day and I end up eating more food. I got off track in regards to breakfast for awhile so I am CLIMBING BACK ON THE BREAKFAST TRAIN.
Eating breakfast is one thing I know I am VERY GOOD AT. I am a breakfast robot and can happily eat the same thing every single day. I don’t even think about that bowl of blueberries and All-Bran Buds and plain yogurt and granola anymore. (Let’s be frank, I’m not doing very much thinking at that time of the day at all.) I also make a latte with lots of milk to fill up my calcium quotient.
I also know that I feel better when I consume a bit more protein in the first half of the day, so I bought myself some unsalted almonds to eat as a mid-morning snack.
Now, bread. It hurts me to eliminate bread from my diet for the next while but it must be done. Whenever I take bread out of the equation the extra jiggles tend to disappear, so it must go for now. Besides, if I’m not eating bread, I’m also not eating butter. This can only be a good thing.
I am sorry bread. I love you. I really do, but we have to break up for awhile. At least until I can straighten things out between us.
My next post for Operation Trim will reveal the four special words that are guaranteed to result in weight loss, so stay tuned. :)