Tuesday, May 21

Tip Tuesday: figure out what works for you

Workout:
  • 5 day abs: Day 2
  • Jillian Michaels 30 day shred level 3
I have a tip for you.
So at night I get reeeeeaaally hungry.
It's not even that I am super hungry, usually it's just boredom... stress... ya know, the things that make us eat a whole box of oreos at night.
Have you heard of the "don't eat after 7" rule? That one does not work for me. at. all. 
It makes me feel deprived and whenever I try to do it I end up binging a few nights later. 
It's just a bad cycle. 
Am I the only one who does this? This could be awkward...

Anyway...what I've been doing lately is, instead of eating junk food at night or just telling myself I can't eat altogether,  I tell myself I can eat whatever I want as long as it is healthy. I tell my brain that I can eat however much I want, as long as it is good for me. (have you noticed how I always trick my brain into doing things? it's sad really)
I have certain foods that I already have planned out.
Examples... 
apples + peanut butter.
celery, carrots, pea pods, and some ranch dressing.
greek yogurt.

and usually after I eat all of those, I'm full and the junk food doesn't even sound appealing! I win!
The point is to figure out what works for you and your body. And also, to not just focus on how many calories you are consuming, but the quality of those calories. 
Our bodies are a lot smarter than we realize, and if we just listen to them, we can figure out what works best for us. 

Hope that little tip is helpful!

xoxo- S

and here's a picture of one of my examples. (by the way- if you've ever been in a souvenir shop anywhere in the world and wonder who purchases the plates? It's me.)






2 comments:

  1. first, adore this and second, so thrilled to find someone else who buys the plates. lol. everyone always thinks I'm so crazy. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xo

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  2. Lovely blog! I love beautiful plates :)

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