Are You on A See Food Diet?

July 16, 2010   4 Comments

One of the biggest hurdles to weight loss is that we are surrounded by food.

Are You on A See Food Diet?

Earlier this week, I talked about an evil This Muffin Has a Dark Secret that is everywhere we look.

I am around food all day long (in my fridge) and I am offered food many times a week. In this context, it is hard not to eat too much.

Snack Girl may have it a little worse than others because I write about food. Also, companies send me samples of snacks and I'm always creating new recipes for the site.

But, I don't envy the person who walks into work to find that her colleagues have brought in treats to share. Man, that can be tough (and not very nice) to turn down.

So, how do we turn the desire to eat into a positive route to healthy eating? I saw this article - Make your fridge your friend -in the Chicago Tribune and I thought - YES!

The writer states:
Think of your refrigerator as something like a personal vending machine.

What? That is awesome! Everyone talks about how to lose weight you need to cook. But, no one has any time to cook. What if you took a little time to make your fridge stocked with healthy stuff that you can see!

I loved the idea and I am going to work on it here in my house. When I get back from vacation, I will take a photo of my new vending machine :)

How did I do?

Ten Weeks

174 pounds - (-3 pounds)
38.5 inch waist - (- 3.5 inches)

No change since last week, but I am feeling great.

How do you make your healthy food appealing? Please share!

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Good tip! I try to do that most of the time in our home, but then I'll get the desire to bake. And while one serving of whatever I bake is fine, then I'll walk by the rest 100 times and I lose willpower! I have to bake only when I know the kids will be around to eat it, or else when I can take it somewhere and pawn it off on others!

I posted last week that I lost 2 lbs, but I didn't post that I also lost 1/2 inch in my waist, 1/2 inch in my hips, and an inch in my thighs! I haven't measured yet this week, but let's hope this trend continues. I've been good and Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred is really whipping me into shape - I feel stronger.

At 78 years old and 4'8-1/2" tall(?) and 140 lbs.,losing weight is like bailing out a row boat with a thimble!On any diet I have been on, a weekly loss of 1 pound is the BEST I can hope for.But, with the thought in mind that this has to be the last time I will need to lose weight, I have persisted and after a year I weight 108. My body and mind seem to have gotten the message.I continue losing a fraction of a pound over the course of each weekI don't know when this will end but my food intake is sensible-fruit, vegs, limited protein. The message is -- set a future vision and follow it.

It is sooo tough to turn down co-workers when they offer me treats. Not because I want the treats, but because I don't want to hurt their feelings. People tend to take it personally because if it's not good enough for me to eat then it's not good enough for them to eat. Which, while somewhat true, makes me feel bad because I don't want them to think I'm judging them. It's very tough.


I truly believe that once your co-workers realize that you have a goal and you are determined to reach that goal they will understand and admire you. Just think about how inspiring you will be when you reach your goal. Remember this is for you. You are important and deserve the the best health!

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