Reading the BMI thread (and the fact that it's summer!) has reminded me that I'm trying to shed a bit of flab. I'm not particularly overweight, but I would like to slim down the one-pack. I do plenty of exercise already, so I'm fine with the "move more" part of the equation. So, I need to try and fix up the "eat betterer" bit.
I think the main thing I struggle with is fighting the temptation of cake. My meals are normally fairly healthy, but I think the two big problems at the moment are
- I have "large portions" for breakfast (and it's often cereal - so fairly sugary)
- I'm easily tempted by cake/chocolate at work and after dinner
Any pro tips for fixing this? Breakfast-wise I'm thinking of switching back to pre-packaged porridge. It's probably not as good as the real stuff, but it removes my ability to eat too much (I won't eat two packs of the stuff). Either that, or start weighing breakfast cereal out...
I'm a bit stuck on the cake part though. We have free, unlimited chocolate and crisps at work. They're on the floor below me, but I know they're there... waiting for me... calling out to me. I have a similar problem at home - it's all too easy to nip out to the newsagents next door and get a chocolate bar to have after dinner. Any pro tips for staving off the temptation? Motivational stuff, alternative food options, ...?