Day 20: Snack Attack

  • Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, chia seeds, steamed kale, coffee with milk
  • Exercise: 1 hr PT
  • Lunch: Mixed Salad with chicken and pumpkin seeds, coffee with milk
  • Snack: 1 apple with 12 almonds
  • Dinner: Chickpeas with puttanesca sauce
  • Snack: Plum, granola with yogurt and grapes, chocolate
I was too ashamed to put in pics of the granola and chocolate. If I didn't photograph it, it didn't happen right?

I was too ashamed to put in pics of the granola and chocolate. If I didn’t photograph it, it didn’t happen right?

Gahhhhhhhhhhhh! I fell victim to a snack attack last night. I was stunned by a plum, taken down by granola and then pummeled by chocolate. I was left sprawled and dazed on the couch, wondering what just happened.

And it all started so well!

After the previous days’ coffee fiasco and subsequent granola/burger indulgence I was so committed to having a golden day. No fruit in the morning, just one coffee, no fruit with lunch and then a light dinner.

But as soon as I had finished dinner, the minute I had put down my fork, I started to get ‘snacky’ as my roommate Lysbet described it. I wanted something more – it was almost like a raging thirst. So, I had a plum. Didn’t help. Then I had some chocolate. Made it worse. Then I had some granola with yogurt and grapes. Didn’t stop the feeling, but by then I was full so I stopped eating.

What the hell causes this? How can I so easily sabotage a day of such clean eating? I can I stop the snack attacks? If anyone has any thoughts on this please let me know.

I have a new theory on this. I take back all I said about coffee (I’m sorry, my love, I didn’t mean it. It’s not you, it’s me) and instead I’m actually going to blame the lack of carbs.

SHOCK HORROR!!!!

I don’t mean bad carbs, I mean low GL carbs – brown rice, quiona, sweet potato, etc.

I did two tough exercise classes over the past two days (spinning and a personal training session) but I had no carbs after. So, maybe I didn’t recover properly.

Also, I remember a while ago becoming absolutely exhausted while I was doing a lot of resistance training. Gordon, my PTrainer at the time, suggested I need to cycle in some good carbs every few days.

So, this is my new strategy. And I hope to God it works.

Any other advice let me know! Am I the only one to fall victim to a snack attack?

The Snack Monster

The Snack Monster

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