I have finally decided to take the advice of all those doctors and nutritionalists and eat small meals throughout the day. Yesterday was my first go at it. It wasn't as hard as I thought, but it took a little planning. I started off with a bowl of oatmeal. I actually liked it. It also kicked my metabolism into high gear and I was hungry the rest of the day. I armed myself with small packets I had prepared of healthy snacks:
25 Pretzel Sticks
16 Wheat Thins & Laughing Cow Cheese
Small lunch - Tuna Casserole
I didn't think I would eat all these things, but I did. I know the counting of the pretzels and the wheat things seems obsessive, but it really helps me keeping it to a reasonable portion and I was always satisfied. The one thing I did notice is that I felt piggy. I really felt like I was eating all day long. At the end of the day when I tallied up my Weight Watchers points I was worried that I would go over. Guess what? I only used half my points! I ate all day long and still had points to spare!
You know with a little planning and effort on my part I can make big changes in the way I eat. My tummy's happy, my body's happy and I'm happy.