Pass the Duct Tape

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.

Experimental Food

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.