The phrase, "you can't eat just one," for potato chips also applies, in my case, to the Cadbury cream egg. Forget restraint! Over the weekend I ate probably 10 of these delectable, spring time treats and now find myself with a serious sugar hangover. You know what I mean…jittery, sluggish, light headed and sick to my stomach – not to mention feeling 400 lbs over weight. Yikes!
I now remember why I kicked the sugar habit (or at least significantly reduced my intake of refined sugars) 3 years ago. Low-cal sweeteners and foods and beverages that contain them, have no impact on blood sugar, and therefore never leave me feeling jittery or insulin crashed-- even after an episode of "over indulgence" in sugar free treats. Now what? I know that moderation and balance is key. Indulging in holiday treats, on occasion, does not require the curtain to close on a commitment to sensible, healthy eating. However, I feel a strong need to “detox” and I guess its because my body is totally out of whack from my weekend trip through Candy Land. A recovery strategy is needed. My plan is below and I’ll keep you posted on how closely I’m able to stick to it – which will be challenging since I’m OOT for the rest of the week. Anyway, for interested parties:
- 1 hr of cardio daily, at least for next 5 days (burn up excess calories -- not just from the CBEs)
- Skim milk, lean protein, veggies (5 svgs daily), 2-3 svgs whole fruit and whole grains
- NO, for the time being, to martini’s with the girls, pizza & beer w/ the guys and the champagne/caviar lifestyle
- 3 meals and 2 snacks (will require a batch cooking and food prep. session tonight)
- If in need of sweet(s) -- Indulge in a Splenda® sweetened beverage or dessert.
- Wt. training and yoga 3 times/wk -- have been skipping these essential components "phys ed."
Cut to Aerosmith's classic, “Back in the saddle again," as the credits roll...