Seriously delicious dinner last night! I may or may not have eaten it at 4:45 in the afternoon, but, hey, I was hungry. Mal was too, which is why dinner was finished cooking so early in the evening.
When I got home from my second NRT appointment (more on that later), I arrived home to the smell of freshly cooked homemade pizza, so I immediately knew it was time to eat.
Pizza toppings included shredded cheese, sauce, chopped green bell pepper, onions, mushrooms, and turkey pepperoni. Mmm! Perfect! On the side: salad with truffle oil and balsamic vinegar.
Since I ate dinner so early in the evening, I planned a snack for later on: Banana Soft Serve! The first of the year! I added two tablespoons of butterscotch chips to the mix. De-lish!
Organize Your Dishwasher Cutlery
This is one of the best ‘duh’ tips I’ve read it awhile, so I just had to share it with you guys. FYI: It’s from the April issue of Real Simple.
Instead of just throwing your dirty cutlery in your dishwasher basket, organize it by piece, so when it’s clean, you can just grab it and put it away. So simple, so smart!
I’m not going to lie, I’m not sure who was more excited about this tip—Mal or me. I suggested organizing our cutlery like this from now on, and it made him so happy! Mal loved the idea! Haha! Oh, it’s the little things in life!
Feel Great Weight
I attribute my twenty-pound post-college weight gain to large portions, not enough exercise, and too many happy hours that involved way too many pints of beers and plates of nachos.
These were the main culprits that caused me to pack on the pounds, but my frequent evening cereal binges certainly didn’t help either. A few times a week, once I finished eating dinner, I’d find myself heading to the kitchen for a late night snack, especially if I was just lounging around the house watching TV.
I’d end up eating mindlessly and consume hundreds of extra calories even though I wasn’t really hungry. I knew I needed to get control of my nighttime snacking if I wanted to lose weight, so I started to implement some new eating habits—throughout the day—to help me rein in my snacking. Here’s what I did, and what can help you too.
Question of the Day
Do you ever struggle with late-night snacking? If so, how do you deal?
P.S. I’m hosting the greatest nut butter/spread giveaway on Trading Up Downtown this morning! I’m giving away a jar of my favorites: Teddie, Barney Butter, and Biscoff Spread!