Re: Eating Healthy is Hard
The first two posts are the right message. I'm sure many will disagree with me, but...
In my experience, not feeling deprived keeps me eating healthy. sugar-free jello is only 10 cals, breyer's makes fruit popcicles that are 50 calories, no pudge makes 100 calorie chocolate eclair icecream treats, klondike makes 140 calorie delicious ice cream sandwiches.
Another consideration: Special K, which is loaded with refined carbohydrates and has virtually no dietary fiber is turned into the same kind of sugar as icecream or cookies anyway. from the ZONE: "..believe it or not, refined table sugar has a lower glycemic index than typical breakfast cereals.....[that] virtually sprint from the liver back into the bloodstream. When a carbohydrate enters the bloodstram too fast, the pancreas responds by secreting high levels of insulin. While that brings the blood-sugar level down, it also tells the body to store fat and keep it stored."
So, would you rather have that cereal or a reduced-fat/calorie ice cream treat?
I need a little indulgence to stay on track. It's what works for me....