Well, in the interest of full disclosure, my eating has seriously regressed these past several days. I have not been able to keep up with my three “meals” + “breakfast” routine for several days.
As I said in my previous post, habits are hard to break. What is easy to do is add restrictions to existing habits. What is hard is going the other direction. In other words, once I’ve restricted something it is almost impossible to add it back.
Once I have dropped something that was a normal and healthy part of my routine, adding it back becomes like a reward or a treat. And, as I wrote about before, anything like a reward is strictly prohibited.
This is hard.
The other difficult thing I have dealt with recently is an obsession with the ingredients of some of the “meals” that I am eating. Of course these meals are really just protein bars which makes the ingredient list even more obvious.
Which would you rather eat?