Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pregnant at holiday times and attemtping to make good choices

So, I am trying to get out of the mentality of good food vs bad food. As Paula Dean once said, "If I ate this type of buttered and fattening food every day, I would be 400 pounds and having a heart attack. This food is not for every day food. " Not her exact words, but you get the idea.

My main goal to work towards, pregnant or not....is portion control and stop eating when I am full. And to not beat myself up for eating a cookie. But to stop at 1 or 2.

It helps that I am still in the first trimester.
Nauseous + Low energy = No desire to eat or cook.

But those sugary temptations creep up on me. And it does not help that when I do have a desire to eat, holiday food is out in full force. Every commercial and Costco sample is trying to get me to eat fudge, cookies, or nougats.

Oddly enough, last night at Costco I wanted a big bag of brussel sprouts. Not so surprising, is that the bakery section won the battle of the day with cookies and bagels making their way in to the cart.