I could just shoot myself. That horrible word slipped through my mind and out of my mouth. Diet. The first three letters say the whole thing: D-I-E. I’ve been struggling with my nutrition program since.
Return of the Munchies
Over the first month of sticking to the eating schedule I stopped having late afternoon and late evening munchies. Then that single word snuck out of my mouth and the munchies returned with a vengeance. Instead of being satisfied with snacking on grapes, Wheat Thins and dried mango I started craving cookies, ice cream and chocolate with additives.
I didn’t fight the munchies. It just makes them worse. I ate the cookies and the ice cream and the candy bars. I allowed myself to enjoy them without guilt. Stressing over my nutritional slip would have only given me reason to just call it quits. By accepting that this will happen occasionally I feel more empowered to continue with the Favao program. Perfection is not required for success, just my best effort.
As I have begun to get back on my eating schedule the munchies seem to be receding. I still feel the need to eat the sweets, but I am satisfied by just one or two. I have begun to enjoy the menu included with the Favao program. My morning smoothie is like a milkshake and leaves me feeling satisfied with no desire to snack. I look forward to more success as I add the cleanse, metabolism booster, protein and fiber.
The good news is that my measurements have stayed the same even though I enjoyed my munchies. Of course it was only a week or two, but that can be enough time for growth. While the fairies have apparently left the closet, the gremlins have not moved in yet.
Here’s to a slimmer and healthier me! Have a great Wednesday all.