So for a long time I used to eat Clif Bars or Luna Bars or some kind of bar for an afternoon snack. As much as I loved doing that, I wanted an alternative snack that was A. lower in calories and B. lower in sugar. So I started eating nuts instead and been doing so for several months!
Recently I was walking around Target and meandered over to their snack aisle because they usually have good ones, and I found these:
Moving on...I used to eat a lot of hummus. Hummus + carrots were part of my daily eats and I couldn't get enough. Funny how things change because I remember not even trying hummus until college. I heard someone order a "hummus wrap" and I wrinkled my nose thinking that that did not sound appetizing. Fortunately my mindset changed! After not eating hummus for a little bit, I picked some up at Trader Joe's recently and it's my new favorite.
So anyway, I feel like I am still struggling a little bit with my eating. Last Saturday I went out to dinner for a friend's birthday and we had a lot of food. We ordered Ahi tuna and mussels for appetizers, then I had shrimp, scallops, and broccoli for my entree, then I helped the birthday girl with her creme brulee. I left the restaurant feeling very full and very guilty for how much food I had eaten. Even though I ate mostly seafood and I had run 5+ miles earlier so I was starving, I just couldn't stop guilt tripping myself. So I went home and vacuumed and dusted and did whatever house work I could so I could burn off some calories. Is that normal? I feel like I do that often. I will regret what I eat and go home and clean or do something like jumping jacks so I can feel better about the situation. Clearly if I just controlled the former then I wouldn't have to bother with the latter. Is it even a problem though? It's certainly something to think about.