Or 'back to tracking'-depending if you are a glass half empty or full kind of person.
See, I found myself grazing like a starving cow yesterday. Though I was grabbing healthy stuff, turkey pepperoni, pickles, olives, I was grabbing in a bit of a frenzy. I was hungry, but still...
Medifast as a plan does not condone random snacking, as I'm sure most other plans don't either. Problem is that I have been naughty about getting in my required 5 meal replacements a day, which are specific Medifast foods that are very nutritionally controlled.
Due to this, I am hungry more and at random times-though the scale is unaffected so far..
I have realized this all stems from the fact that I stopped keeping my food journal a while back. I realize that not only did tracking remind me that I need to eat x more meal replacements, but it kept me from grazing because God knows I didn't want to see the frenzy recorded in permanent black ink.
One thing makes me wonder though...most perpetually skinny people I know graze ALOT, and it is what they choose to graze on that keeps them skinny I think. So if I am grazing 'responsibly', does that mean I am adopting skinny principles???
Sure I may be trying to justify not tracking and continued grazing, but the premise of grazing wisely is one that I can obviously adopt and embrace, and this gives me hope for maintenance...if I ever get there!!! ;-)
So to get to my 6, I will track again. Bah humbug.