Turbo Jam day 19 of 28
First of all – I am so thrilled!! on total impulse I bought a pair of capri jeans in a size less than I am. when I got home I tried them on and …. *drum roll*… they fit!! not only did they fit, but I can sit down in them!! Yeaaaaa Turbo Jam!
Now I want to address a facet of snacking I need to work on – late night snacks. Late night snacking in itself is not bad – but it is another place for a good decision.
Not-so-good late night snack choices: Better late night snack choices:
- Bowls of homemade peach cobbler Handful of raw nuts
- Bowl of sugary cereal Cup of cherry tomatoes
- Banana split Cup of grapes
- Slice of pizza Two stalks celery & hummus
- Bag of chips/pretzels/chocolate chip cookies Crisp apple
Are ya getting a sense of the good choices?
It is actually okay to eat a little at night, especially just before bed. I like to take a small bunch of grapes to bed with me and if I wake up in the night for any reason, I pop one or two in my mouth – it actually pumps up the metabolism to digest them!
The operative word in the above paragraph is “little.”
I don’t know if it is an old dieting myth or not, but I’d heard a veteran dieter once say to eat an apple just before bed time as it took more calories to digest than the apple provided.
I cannot say if that is true or not, but I do find I sleep better if I have just a little fruit or veggie in my tummy when I lay me down – and that’s what I’m going to do right now – Nighty-night!