Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Just Say No

I'm a big fan of the "just say no" campaign...and I wish I could translate that into my eating....I was doing great today...brought breakfast - special K and strawberry applesauce, brought lunch today - small salad, chicken breast on a hard roll with one piece of cheese and light mayo...and I had an apple and some goldfish for snacks in the morning and afternoon....I even had company over for dinner - salad, grilled chicken and boneless ribs and plain pasta with some italian dressing and seasonings...but here's my problem...when I get out of work every day, I'm starving...I eat a snack around 3 and I usually leave work at 4...but most days I'll either stop at some fast food chain on the way home and get a burger or chicken and fries, stop at a store for something and find my way into a bag of chips or come home and devour the first thing I see. I've tried eating my snack later...like while I'm driving but that usually means it's not very healthy. And I've tried coming right home and cooking but I either get distracted or I'm waiting for my husband so it's still warm for him....I do so good during the day....but 4PM and I become a ravenous animal....today it was Fritos...I don't even like them....does anyone else have this problem?

4 comments:

Brenda said...

Sounds like you are really in control other than this one time of the day. Congratulations, that is an accomplishment. I would plan more than one healthy snack. I do eat on my commute home, but I stick to an apple. How about popping a bag of popcorn to eat too?

Cammy said...

I like what Brenda suggested. Or, if you like the South Beach snack bar or like items, they might be a good filler-upper. They're not the healthiest thing on the planet, but they're not Fritos either. :)

Mmmm, fritos....

ericadanya said...

Oh I hear ya on this one. When I'm hungry, really starving, on the commute, I'll inevitably stop at McDonald's. There's no way around it so I try to "balance" it out by eating less for dins or whatever major meal there is. I try to eat as late as possible, when I'm really truly hungry, so that I feel full and don't pull over to exit 33 (I know ALL the best McD's exits) on the way home. Jenny has these between meal bars that taste like a brick but keep you full. I think it's the uber amount of protein involed that does it, but sometimes if I force myself to have it, it helps. I think for me, because I have a tendency to gain as I get older, I really need to watch the after-work snacking. Hard as hell but I guess the first step is to be cogniscent of it, right? Good luck with WW!

Virginia said...

Ha okay, so I am totally late on this comment but I have the same exact problem. Try fiber one granola bars. They have 9 grams of fiber and only have 130-160 calories. They are 2-3 points on Weight Watchers. BTW, if you are still doing WW when I come home we should go to meetings together if we can finagle our schedules. Anyway, the granola bar (or 2) holds me over until I can get dinner cooked and on the table.