I did something this afternoon that I haven't done in a long time. I made myself a snack with little regard for it's nutritional content. But there's more to the story than that. A few things became apparent during the process:
1. I can make a relatively LC (and natural) snack that tastes every bit as good as the high-carb version.
2. Having such a snack doesn't trigger an increased desire (in me) for other off-program foods. If anything, it seems to help me get past cravings or impulses to eat foods that are harmful (for me). This is a self-destructive instinct that still pops up from time to time. It may be with me until the end of my days.
Making snacks like this *may* become one of my on-going coping mechanisms for dealing with my demons, while at the same time helping to make life more enjoyable.
+ a cup of organic, black coffee with 1 packet of organic stevia/inulin
+ 2 organic, omega-3 sunny-side up eggs, 3/4 of an organic avocado and 6 slices of organic bacon
+ an ounce or so of aged, raw cow's milk cheese from Whole Foods Market
5:15 pm(snack mentioned above)
+ LC Mocha Shake - 2 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 1 scoop of Jay Robb Natural Chocolate Whey Protein (25 grams of protein), 1 tsp of instant organic coffee, 1 packet of organic stevia/inulin, 2 ice cubes and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt