What I like most about this diet is the consistency of it. I love going to the movie theatre and having the same wonderful celebratory snack, it’s my thing. I love getting up in the morning and having my repetitive cups of coffee, its my thing. I love having the exact same snack for lunch, it’s my thing. I find when there’s too many options I stand there with the fridge door open, not being able to make up my mind, and not being able to figure it out, what do I “feel” like eating? Nothing here.
The other thing is that if there isn’t a plan then that means eating on the go is open to anything and then there’s an excuse, ‘well I had to eat on the go’. So without a plan, and having too many choices, it gets in the way of success. I have heard other people however, say if they eat the same thing in a row they become bored, and so as soon as options are limited then that becomes the excuse and gets in the way of success.
Dr. Laurie likens it to going to a grocery store, some people who are highly imaginative and creative can look at all the food choices in the grocery store, and figure out how they can pick up all of the ingredients in order to make a healthy satisfying meal. Other people who do not have this ability when presented with an entire grocery store of food, become immediately overwhelmed, they become frozen, like a bag of peas. Because they can’t identify all of the different components of what they need to put together for the healthy meal and instead go for the prepackaged, already assembled.
I find that it is the prepackaged way of living that creates the sense of boredom. Yet, when you think about it, this prepackaged fast food world only has so many options and is therefore extremely limiting. A lot of prepackaged and fast food items actually taste the same anyway.
The point is, in order to overcome boredom with food, to have a plan. If the plan is ‘consistency' then the consistency overcomes the boredom. If the plan is ‘healthy’ then foods need to be available in order to achieve the goal of healthy. If you want to add in the word ‘easy’ or ‘fast’ with the word ‘healthy’ then that is the basis of the creation of your plan.
So, I have a challenge for you! Sit down and create your own low carb, daily, food plan for this next week. Submit it to the blog so we can feature it and you can share it with others for what you came up with, as well as the goal you are actually trying to achieve.
So the goal is to create a food plan between when you wake up in the morning and what you are going to eat during the day before supper (not including supper or after). So we are basically talking about breakfast, snacks, and lunch during your day.
So here’s mine.
My goal is healthy consistency because I like repetitive food. Which for me circumvents choosing poorly as well as spending time and the energy of thinking.
My Daily Food Plan
Every Day this week;
Breakfast- as much coffee with cream as I like!
Snacks-diet iced tea, diet coke, any type of cheese I like that is not processed, berries (small handful (very expensive), grapes (about 20), olives (as much as I like).
Lunch- Hard boiled egg, (other options if I should have the opportunity to go home for lunch) egg salad with mayo, tuna salad with mayo, scrambled eggs (also could be added in for breakfast if I happen to be at home).
This is my five day go to plan between Monday and Friday, low carb/no carb. Easy Peasy.
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