Focus on the right food
Surprisingly I don’t suffer even a little bit from not stepping on the balanced board(scale). I guess it was more of chore than something I really wanted to do. I have been on track those past 2 days and try to give myself a variety of healthy food. I had some walnuts yesterday. I love nuts and when I started dieting I kind of banned them from my diet. I think I was wrong because it a good food is not transformed. Of course almonds would be better but I only have walnut (for recipes) and I know that it is probably the fattest nuts ever but I am not going to throw them away so I will eat them slowly.
I will do my best from now on to focus on the things that are good for me, the food that feeds my body energy instead of only thinking about what I shouldn’t eat.
I have been looking at my daughter’s food intake as well using Canada’s food guide where we built her own guide with food example that she chose herself. It gave me a better idea of what she should get because even if milk is healthy, too much of it is not. So now I try to control dairy and grain and offer unlimited fruit and vegetables.
She has always been eating healthy with only a little pastry or chocolate here and there. There is never candies or sweet drinks available to her so she didn’t learn to like those kind of food. If I compare her to the other children I had in my home daycare that used to drink ice tea(the powder stuff full of sugar and caffeine) on their way to here or were drinking pops at home during the week-end, she is really good. All that doesn’t mean I cannot do better. She is just like me and loves bread and dairy so what I can do is control her portions of those so she gets enough of the other food groups.
Same for myself if I make sure I eat all the fruit and vegetable I should so there will be less place for the rest. I will just try to see things that way for a while see if it makes it easier.