Let’s admit it, we all have weaknesses. Especially troublesome are those pesky food weaknesses. Changing your eating habits for good is not easy. It’s much easier to slide back into the life you’ve known for many years. The first step is not keeping any SAD food in the house, which I’m very good about. The second step is knowing where to pick up quick paleo food when you’re in a rush. I’m not as good at that yet.
I have bad days sometimes, where I gorge on SAD items, because they’re right there in front of me. Usually when I haven’t been to the grocery store and I’m starving. ALWAYS BE PREPARED! I don’t know about you, but if I’m hungry, and there isn’t another option, I’ll eat crappy food. I need to set myself up for success.
Here are some of my favorite weaknesses :
- diet soda
- chips and salsa
Instead of chips and salsa, I’ve been using plantains to satisfy my craving. It works. However, the chips at Trader Joe’s are fried in sunflower oil, which I’m not sure if that’s good or not (comment if you know!). I’ve been able to steer clear of pizza, but I still eat cheese (once in a while) and diet soda (all the damn time).
So here’s my resolution for the month of July (one month at a time, right?). No more soda! I’ve kicked this habit a few times and it keeps coming back. I’ll go buy some La Croix. As far as the cheese, it’s going to stay for now.
What are some of your weaknesses? Do you subscribe to the 80/20 rule or is it more 95/5? 70/30?