Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It was crepes, filled with cream cheese, topped with a warm mixed berry sauce, and accompanied by two generous patties of turkey sausage. It was delicious.
In WW speak, we're talking 10 points here. That's more than a third of my daily allotment, and way more than I would ever eat for breakfast before my Bistro MD diet intervention!
So, to reassure myself, after I logged today's breakfast points I grabbed my other two meals for the day so I could go ahead and put them into my points-plus tracker, to make sure I wasn't going to go over. There it was. When both meals were added, I still had 4 points left for a snack or two during the day. All that cream cheese and points left over. And, I'm having salmon for dinner tonight. Amazing.
So while I was enjoying this decadent breakfast, confident in the knowledge that my points-plus limits were safe for the day, I realized that eating this way is satisfying. The way I was eating before the "intervention" was to consume as little as possible at each eating opportunity, because dieting is about deprivation, right? As it turns out....WRONG. I'm not going to find myself grazing in the kitchen in an hour, looking for a little something to snack on, because I'm satisfied. I'm nourished. I even feel like I had a treat. If I find myself needing a little something later, I'll be happy with an apple and a few nuts.
The really exciting thing, to me, is that I am looking forward to a lifetime of satisfying, delicious and healthy eating! There are many more berry crepes in my future! This is directly opposite of how I have always viewed dieting and post-dieting eating in the past, which promised only a future of deprivation, misery and backsliding. I now believe it truly is possible to enjoy wonderful foods and lose weight!
It's like....a miracle! And yet, the world hasn't changed. The laws of physics haven't changed. The change is happening in me! I'm finally beginning to understand there is a healthy way to eat and live that I can live with. That's pretty darn exciting!