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BMI TMI update

So, I cheated as usual over the weekend, but not as badly as I might have. I had a seriously awesome bike ride with my kiddo. And today, I’m not terribly hungry.

I’m finding that certain things just whet my appetite. One of the drawers in the office has a bad of mini chocolate bars. I can’t do it. If I have one, I’ll eat the whole bag, which in addition to making me feel shitty will piss off my secretary.

So I’ll go pick up a chicken ceasar (oil and vinegar) on my way back to work, and enjoy the belt-tightening.

Comments

  1. #1 Kathy
    August 31, 2009

    I notice people have been inundating you with advice, but…as a type 1 diabetic I have to watch carbs too (but for different reasons). My workplace munchies are usually popcorn, string cheese and nuts–filling but not demanding on the blood sugar and usually requiring little insulin. Also, I have a horrible time with any carbs first thing in the morning (dawn phenomenon), but one thing I’ve found that works is the South Beach Living high protein cereal bars. It satisfies the carb craving but the protein keeps you feeling full & not reaching for a second bar.

    Good luck!

  2. #2 Dacks
    August 31, 2009

    Couldn’t you persuade your colleagues to get rid of the candy bars for a while? They could be kept for holidays – Halloween, Valentines, April Fools, the elimination of NCCAM…

  3. #3 JustaTech
    August 31, 2009

    To jump on the advice bandwagon, may I suggest “Mindless Eating: Why we eat more than we think” by Brian Wansink? Beyond the insights, the experimental design is fascinating, if you’re a design nut.

    (Out of sight really is out of mind, and beware “endless” bowls of soup!)

  4. #4 Lyn
    August 31, 2009

    I second the recommendation for Wansink’s book. I love his designs — the tomato soup study and the stale popcorn study are great! Plus the book is genuinely useful for engineering your environment.

  5. #5 Dianne
    September 1, 2009

    a bad of mini chocolate bars.

    Freudian slip?

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