I was talking with Derek about former snack habits today and I thought it might be a good idea to list out some of the snacks I use to inhale and what they're caloric makeups look like... These are not necessarily in order of preference... I was addicted to all of them. This is a small sampling. So here we go... (Note: The McDonalds was very rare but I did eat it a few times during the past 2 years so I thought I should include it):
When I peel back the onion its easy to see that if I had one of these snack combos a day, along with my normal 3 meals and late night snack, I could easily continue to gain weight. I get flop sweat when I look at this list. I'm amazed that I just mindlessly ate these things nearly every day. Talk about a wake up call. Self analysis can sometimes be a real bitch.. that's for sure.
If I'm tempted again to choose from the above menu I will remember this post and think about the really bad combinations I would put into my body. This is part of the healing process. I have to make myself understand what I was mindlessly doing to my body. Consuming these foods with reckless abandon.
This has stopped thank God. I'm committed to no starting it again. Actually I feel like I insulted my own intelligence eating this way. How could a smart guy do this to himself? The only answer I have is that I found psychological comfort from my feelings and concerns by stopping off at the store and eating like this. In a way it's like a shoulder to cry on I guess. Well, next time I'll call my wife and talk with her if I'm feeling stressed or worried. Overeating is not the answer.