I've been working hard on the precheating and preeating issues I've discovered that I have. Thanks to Karen for introducing me to the term precheat and the great suggestion to chew gum while preparing meals!! I am a gum chewing girl for sure. There are no less than four flavors of gum in my purse right now. I often chew it at work to ward off those afternoon munchies. I hadn't considered chewing it while cooking. I love the idea and can easily implement it. That is why I love blogging. I get these wonderful suggestions. Thanks!!
I discovered another issue yesterday. Now I need a term for it. That way I can remind myself not to XYZ. This little issue has been ongoing for several weeks now, as even the casual reader might have noticed and that is 'on plan' cheating. That is when I eat something that technically fits within the parameters of my current eating plan, but it isn't really a good choice. Yesterday, it was dill pickles.
I love those things. I especially love the ones I make. I feel like they are healthier and lower in sodium. They are far from sodium free, but still they aren't the packing house things either. Cucumbers and vinegar are acceptable on my plan right now. There is still a limit as to the amount, but acceptable. Dill pickles are cucumbers, vinegar, dill & salt packed in water. All acceptable, but not a good idea.
I decided yesterday to have all of my vegetable servings in dill pickles - at one time.
I won't get in to the decision making process, but it happened. It seemed to take mere moments before my hands started swelling. By bedtime last night, I could barely make a fist. I knew before I stepped on the scales this morning that my weight would be up. I was right. I was up 1.6 lbs! Clearly, the gain was fluid. I've been chugging the water like crazy so far today and I've peed a river, so I think most of that will be gone in the morning. But clearly, I need to stop this behavior.
So any suggestions of what to call this virtuous cheating? I need a snappy word or two to use to remind myself not do to it. And...go!
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5 days ago