One of the things I’m always doing is trying to improve my diet. I broke up with fast food about a decade ago, divorced soda of all kinds about five years ago and limited eggnog to only Christmas Eve. Never ever read the nutritional facts of eggnog. It’s a holiday spirit crusher. You know the saying, for breakfast eat like a king, a prince for lunch and a pauper for dinner. So basically the exact opposite of what most of us do. I know that lots of people subscribe to 5 or 6 small meals per day but found I just couldn’t do that. My Type A personality needs three structured meals. I also found that those small meals tended to add up to more calories that if I stuck to my much more preferable three meals.
So this year I’m going to try to bulk up my breakfast and lunch and lighten up my dinner. There is some science to back this up if you look around. The hardest part is that you need to get your act together the night before and get a good lunch packed. For me, I’m just not hungry in the morning. I have to be at work at 7am so I pack a parfait for breakfast that I eat around around 9am and my salad for lunch with some fruit or nuts. These are not puny salads or parfaits. I ordered a set of $9 mason jars from amazon and I fill five for the week. That helps. I keep my oil and vinegar bottles at work so no change for a lunch box catastrophe. I bought five salad snapwares and make my salads for the week Sunday evening. This ensures that I’ll stick to my plan. It’s amazing how the night before you always envision yourself getting up early to do all of these things that you never do. Don’t leave anything integral to a successful day to be done in the morning. Finishing up my day I noticed I wasn’t starving at dinner. I could cook dinner without sneaking bites and I was not even tempted for seconds. So here’s to another step in the direction of positive change.