As you may have noticed in my menus and planned menus in yesterday's post, I am having a love affair with avocados lately. I hadn't been eating them because they were not on the "allowed foods" list for Medifast, but that recently changed; 1.5 oz of avocado is now a Healthy Fat serving. I admit I have gone a little overboard with them this week. They were on sale at the grocery store, and oh my goodness are they delicious! They are perfectly ripe and yummy. I cannot tell you how good they taste after not eating them for almost 2 years! So I've been adding them to my meals, even when technically my protein does not require a healthy fat. I have to stop doing that. Maybe that's why I am having trouble with the scale this week. I rationalize in my mind: "but avocado is so nutritious!" And it is, but I don't need any extra fat.
I want to eat at night, too. I do fine all day long, staying on plan, and then POOF. After a perfectly delicious, on plan, filling dinner, I start wanting to eat. Anything. I get so cravey lately that I have been having a cup or two of flavored (unsweetened, nothing added) herbal tea after dinner to kill the sweet tooth (cinnamon apple is so good!). But then I start craving something else... lately avocados. Last night I ate half of one.
I used to have this nighttime eating thing conquered, but it's reared its ugly head again. How do you deal with the evening munchies? It really isn't hunger; it's something else.
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