You Are What You Eat
Unfortunately, ice cream is “slow food”.
My realization that I need to train for my races, along with just having played my first real Black Stars game of the season, has me thinking about nutrition. I think it’s time to start my 3rd annual ice cream elimination diet. More dinner instead of 300-400 calories in ice cream every night. I’d be starting about a month earlier than usual, and this year the season ends a month later than usual. Will I be able to go dessert-free for almost four months? Probably not, but I should at least start so I break my nightly habit, then adjust as necessary.
And don’t say, “Oh, you’ll burn it off.” (You know who you are. Oh wait, it’s all of you.) This is not a calorie diet; I intend to eat the same number of calories each day. I’ll just be allocating the 20 percent I save for ice cream to something more nutritious. This is about putting good fuel into my body so I don’t feel like a pint of Chubby Hubby when I’m burning it off.
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Update: 2012-01-15 @ 10:02 AM
I think the trick to breaking my nightly ice cream habit is to stock up on a few candies I really like and eat one piece at the end of the night. That way I still feel like I’m getting a treat, but it has a lot less impact on my overall food intake.
Not that I don’t enjoy the nutritious food I eat. I’m just wired to need dessert before bed, and this is a way to wean myself. If you’re wondering why I don’t just eat a smaller serving of ice cream, that’s because it will just leave me wanting more. And then I’ll have more. And then I’ll feel like Chubby Hubby.