Before You Snack… Ask This Question

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I woke up this morning and really didn’t feel like drinking celery juice… or delaying coffee any longer than needed.

I was sooo groggy. I MAY have had the 3rd glass of wine last night… after the cocktail hour martini… Don’t get me wrong… that’s not all that unusual. I space out the drinks. It’s not like I go to be sloshed.  But I have no doubt that my quality of rest was somehow affected by it all.

I got out of bed and went straight for the coffee maker.

As I waited, I stood there debating food.

I’ve never really been a breakfast person, and I do not subscribe to “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” mindset.

But I did take the time to meal prep my morning oats.  And I thought to myself…. It would actually be healthier for me to eat breakfast, than skip it, when I’m getting all that nutrition in one sitting.

I portioned out, into little jars….

2.5 T Oats

1 T Chia seeds

1 tsp Ground flax

1 tsp Macha

And roughly 6 or 8 dried cranberry pieces.

Topped with a drizzle of Maple syrup, it’s delicious and guilt free!

All things considered, the protein, fiber, omegas and hormone healthy aspects of this little jar is well worth it. I felt great about my morning.

By lunch, I found myself wondering what I was going to eat.

I could have the left over pasta from last night.  Or the Potato soup from the other day.  It’s not like either of them were bad, or even too guilty.

But I wondered how I could put a little more nutrition into my next meal, like I did the last.

I opted for a spinach salad, with sprouted seeds, red cabbage and beet Kraut and a homemade ceasar dressing.

Overall, feeling pretty good about my day, I have decided that before I have a meal, a snack or a beverage. I need to ask myself… Is this GOOD for me? And… how can I make it better?

More importantly, If the answer is no… why am I doing it? To feel like crap? To gain weight? To have less energy? To counteract everything I’ve done so far? What is it? Honestly….

It’s much hard to flat out lie to yourself, than it is to avoid the truth. 

If you’re reaching for the chips… “Is this really easier than grabbing some cashews? You just want those greasy, energy spiking, carbs with zero nutritional benefits, huh? That seems better than grabbing an apple, which gives you good gut support with all that fiber, and sustainable energy with the whole sugars, found naturally within.  You just really want to keep the weight on and always feel like this huh?”

The truth hurts… but you need to be the one to say it.  

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