Today I realized something: I snack a lot.
My snacks aren’t bad for me — with the possible exception of the midafternoon Starbucks concoction. But that can’t be considered a snack when it takes the place of lunch, right? 😉
There are, however, a lot of them. On Wednesday, I snacked right through the afternoon and into the evening.
First, it was three slices of salami spread with 1 T cream cheese. Then a 3 p.m. “lunch” of a premade salad from the produce department at Safeway … 1/4 cup of curried walnuts … a stick of colby-Jack cheese … two stalks of celery with 3 T nut butter.
Dinner (at about 8 p.m.) consisted of Pesto Chicken Salad (from the New Atkins for a New You Cookbook) wrapped in lettuce leaves. And at about 10, I had something sweet: An Atkins caramel nut roll — kind of like a Snickers, but with a lot fewer carbs.
All were eaten at my desk, when I had a few spare moments — desktop dining at its finest.
I think I need to designate a time to leave my desk and eat a real dinner … like a normal person. The nutritionist I consulted a couple of times between Atkins and WW suggested that.
Better to take her advice to heart late than never, right?
While I try to break the snack habit, I’ll also be trying to develop an exercise habit. I lapped the mall a couple of extra times for 5 to 10 minutes of walking.
Still not much, I know — but it’s better than nothing.
I’ll just have to take the following advice to heart: