I have the need to confess something. I binged on Good & Plenty last night! WHY??? My schedule was off, I went too long without eating, no activity and not enough fiber, that’s why.
My day started off good and I thought I had a high fiber breakfast but it added up to a mere 3 grams! I had a cup sauteed kale, 1 soft boiled egg and 2 slices of toast. That damn bread was less than 1 gram per slice! HINT: If you don’t get between 8 and 10 grams of fiber at each of 3 meals, you are bound to be trolling around for something to fill the gap.
Another variable prior to my ‘binge’ included that I went to work with no snacks and didn’t stop to have lunch. HINT: If you let more than 4-5 hours go by during the day without eating, you are bound to be obsessing over your next morsel of food due to extreme hunger.
The last variable I noticed was I also had no time for yoga, meditation or the elliptical the morning before my ‘binge’. I worked and didn’t eat or drink all day. HINT: Physical, mental and emotional energy can be fueled by yoga, meditation and aerobic activity.
When I was driving home from work, all I could think of was food! What was in my refrigerator? Was there anything to eat that would be fast without being too crappy? l knew I needed something quick to fuel my brain…I was getting kind of bitchy. I rushed in the house stood in front of the fridge and ate a mound of leftover spaghetti squash, a small amount of leftover kale and a tiny bit of refried beans. Decent right??? Wrong… only 4 grams of fiber! Besides I was standing up at the counter just shoveling that good food in… cold, mind you, not even tasting or enjoying it. I next went to the cabinet and took out some rice crackers; salty and gluten free…NO FIBER!!!! Tasted good but not good enough so I went back to the fridge and took out some feta and kalamata olive spread…salty and creamy…NO FIBER! I decided to make a cocktail and sit down. I remembered I had no fruit during the day so I made a libation with vodka, pear nectar and lemonade with a squeeze of fresh lemon… again NO FIBER, but plenty of sugar for my brain. I was now sitting at the counter with my laptop opened scrolling facebook; eating the cheese and crackers while sipping on my drink. Soon the crackers were gone and so was the drink…I put away the cheese spread. I ate a half of grapefruit….yessssss… 3 grams of fiber! I ate a lot of food with only 10 grams of fiber total for the day. Hint: To avoid binging eat 25-30 grams of fiber/day from REAL food!
I sat down to watch some TV and immediately had the urge for candy…I called my husband and demanded he bring home Good & Plenty. Soon he arrived with 2 oversized bags(they were 2 for 1) and I ate one bag. I went to bed while still chewing candy.
Today I did the math…the bag I devoured was 5 servings totaling 700 calories with 125 grams of sugar which equals 31.5 teaspoons…holy shitella!
When I woke up this morning, I told myself that I was carbohydrate loading last night for my tennis match today…my mind is always looking out for me. The other bag of Good & Plenty is still here but I am about to hide it somewhere…does that work?
PS No it doesn’t