Opinion: Celery Is NOT a Snack

I stay up late.  Don’t even bother telling me that I should go to bed before 1 am because I’m not going to do it.  I don’t get up at 6 am so I can go to bed late and still get enough sleep, but around 9 pm I start craving food.  Right now I’m trying to figure out what my last snack of the evening should be.

It’s easy to say “eat a vegetable,” and that’s good advice.  I just have to be more specific about what I need to have in my kitchen to satisfy me while keeping me on target.

 

Here’s a list of late night possibilities that I’ve come up with so far:

- raw sugar snap peas

- hummus

- Greek yogurt

- fresh berries

- oatmeal (with a boiled egg white on the side)

- 100 calorie Belgian chocolate bars from Trader Joe’s

 

My list needs to be longer, but I am aiming for things that will truly satisfy me so I don’t find myself searching for something else after my snack.  I know it seems like I should add almonds or other nuts to my list, but history has taught me that they’re not a good evening snack choice for me.

For months I drank a gallon of water everyday, but I lowered my goal to 10 glasses recently.  I think a gallon is probably best, but for now I’ll stick with being happy with at least ten.  Maybe drinking significantly less means I’m thirsty.  I’ll keep that in mind too.

Working out five days a week is going well, and while I set a goal of 30 minutes, most days I’ve done twice as much.  I know that making small, healthy goals is the way to do this, and surpassing them makes me feel like I’m in control.

Losing weight is a mind game, and I try to remind myself of that.

How are you doing with your current goals?  What are they?