The old Mario was an eater of all things- I had no rhyme or reason for consuming things but ate to eat out of boredom I suppose. What I am facing now is not that different. I realized that I have become a chronic snacker and its time to make some changes! I need to snack – but these snacks need to be planned and more importantly they need to be the right choices!
My Action Plan:
- Drink more water – I want to drink enough water so that I never feel hungry – in fact the opposite sensation is desired! Drink until full!!!!
- Prep snacks for the day- I have a very good handle on my 3 major meals of the day – it’s the 3-4 snacks that I am eating throughout the day that need the most improvement
- My office is the hardest place to overcome these temptations so…problem at work will be solved by buying a mini fridge for my office – I need to stay out of our work kitchen which is filled with snacks that have been given to us by the useless carb gods that created crispy crunchety delights that will forever torture my soul – healthy snacks do not exist there!
I expected that this day would come – as I get closer & closer to my goal weigh of 225 pounds every food choice will have to be monitored closely. The truth is I was able to get away with this in the past because of my size – I am getting smaller and it’s a game of numbers now. The smaller I am, the fewer calories I burn in a workout. In order to get the most of what I do in the gym I need to maximize my efforts on Food Patrol! So here I am blogging before you with one week until my next official weigh in scheduled and its back to the basics!