Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Kashi over some of the others as sugar and corn syrup were not the first ingredients listed. Oats, whey, soy were listed higher than sugar. But all in all there is still a bit of sugar in these bars compared to protein bars, and the protein is only about four grams vs eight to nine grams in protein bars. But these bars are good tasting vs the dry bland taste of most protein bars.
4: Telephone call
5: Here we are in the protein bar isle. A massive amount, very overwhelming. I am going to randomly choose a few and compare ingredients.
This is just a very few of the bars offered. I am really a bit lost trying to choose.
I chose the chocolate Clif Bar as the one I would purchase. This product would be for myself, as no one else in my house would eat any of them. I first looked the bars over and my eye went to the ones with the most appealing and bright graphics. (Something to be said for advertising) Most of the bars were seven to nine grams of protein, with the acception of Clif Builders bars which had twenty grams. I did not even consider that one as I am sure it tasted like cardboard, the picture on the package did not look very appetizing (see photo). chocolate Clif Bar's ingredients listed brown rice syrup, soy, toasted oats and rice flour as some of there first ingredients also cocoa, a big plus for me. Others also had some of these ingredients listed but I had to narrow it down and the one with cocoa won. Alot of the ingredients were un-decipherable; you need to be a nutritionist to know what they are and how to pronounce them.
6: We are now in the cheese snack isle which is combined with all the other cheese.
I am looking for snack cheeses, cheese bites, cheese cubes, string cheese.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Waking up very early Lily had to be at a job in one hour. She had to shower, do her hair and make-up, get dressed and walk the dog. Oh and she had to eat something, anything. With 10 minutes to spare she grabs a diet coke and a brown sugar cinnamon pop tart, thinking this will hold her for hours. Quickly eating Lily rushes out the door to hail a cab; with none in sight she has to walk the 10 blocks to her job
Sunday, June 24, 2012
I know you really try to eat good foods, yogurt, cheeses, protein bars, peanut butter and milk. But you really should try to cut back on the cookies and chips. They are not that good for you in the amounts that you eat. I know you really like Special K protein bars, try having one of those instead of four or five cookies.
All in all your doing a pretty good job. you just need to be more aware of what kinds of snacks your eating. But, thanks for all the exercise.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Dear brand new unopened box of cheez-its . I was planning on opening you tomorrow at the latest, I am sorry that I will not be able to devour your cheesy contents for TWO DAYS!
Its finally Saturday, two days of snack deprivation is over. I have rewarded myself with four Doublestuff Oreos by 9:30. I really did not think I was going to make it.
Time/Where I am/What I am doing
* After breakfast 2 hours before lunch, thinking about a nice snack
* Around 1:00pm, just came in from outside, going to take a nice hot bath.
* Its 7 pm, watching TV in the living room.
* Its 11 am, at the grocery store, not buying snacks.
* 7 am, kitchen, doing dishes
* 3 pm, in the kitchen preparing meatballs for dinner.
* 8pm, watching tv, in the living room.
How I'm feeling/what I need want
* feel good but I really want a snack
* I feel hot and would like to have a nice bowl of ice cream.
* really feel deprived, I don't need to diet, I deserve a treat
* Seeing alot of treats at the store, what will-power I must have (as it will be short-lived)
* I feel like its going to be a long day, I want this to be over soon.
* I feel annoyed at myself for putting so much thought into snacks.
* This is hardest when your watching tv or something similar and want to munch on something.
What do I do/ Eat instead of snacking? Why? How does it compare? If nothing why?
* I did more gardening than usual as it is an active way to spend time. I was so busy that snacking was not something I was thinking about.
* Doing more knitting than usual. I might finally finish this scarf, definitely keeps my hands busy and not in the chip bag.
How do you feel without snacking? Describe the difference physically and emotionally.
*Snacking sometimes feels like wanting something just because its there. I am annoyed that I feel physically great, I don't need to have a snack but I need to have one. Emotionally my mind keeps telling me to get something sweet to eat and I don't know why. I never realized the emotional pull my mind has regarding food and snacking. Physically I have eaten what my body needs, why does it ask for more?
I am thinking that if I were allowed to have a snack I would want something rich and wonderful, not just plain popcorn (the "allowed" snack). So it can't be just the idea of putting something in your mouth. It has to be something deeper but I do not know what that is. Without snacking I feel like my appetite has increased. I know this is just an emotional response to being deprived. I feel like a kid being told no and not really understanding why.
A: Who's idea was it that we should have only 3 square meals a day? Snacking keeps my energy up between meals. It keeps me from feeling hungry and deprived. A "good" snack such as cottage cheese is great, I love it, but sometimes it has to be something rich and chocolate. I feel so cheated if I can't have the snack I want.
B: I really miss Doublestuff Oreos, cheese nips, special k vanilla crisp bars and ice cream. They made me feel good inside, if only for a short time. I know I was "a bit" grumpy without my snacks, and I was a bit short with people; not good, and that was in just two days. I did not like feeling this way, its not like me at all.
C: I reach for protein bars, peanut butter and yogurt when I want a protein snack. I have not found anything that would replace them. They seem to give me energy which I can't get from cookies and ice cream.
D: Peanut butter is my favorite protein snack. I can eat it in a variety of ways on crackers, in protein bars on a sandwich. Its always there for me - a jar is always in the cabinet waiting for my visit. it never disappoints me I never have to look for it.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
How i'm feeling before/during/after: Hungry, satisfied, full. Why did I choose that? Did not want eggs
Time/ Where I am / Who I'm With: 10;15am dining room alone.What i'm putting in my mouth:
Yoplait original french vanilla yogurt. How i'm feeling before/during/after: still hungry, satisfied, need something crunchy. Why did I choose that? Quick and easy tastes like a treat
Time/ Where I am / Who I'm With:1:00 pm kitchen alone. What i'm putting in my mouth: peanut butter & jelly sandwich; Jif creamy peanut butter and Welch's grape jelly on pepperidge farm original bread. Glass of crystal light lemonade. How i'm feeling before/during/after:Not really hungry, did not finish sandwich.Why did I choose that? Lunch foods that I had.
Time/ Where I am / Who I'm With: 3:00 den alone What i'm putting in my mouth: two mini bags of whole wheat fig newtons cookies. How i'm feeling before/during/after: Have the munchies, just eating, a bit stuffed. Why did I choose that? needed something sweet.