Lately for breakfast, I have been eating non-fat Greek yogurt topped with a half tablespoon of strawberry jam, and a cup of Kashi Crunch cereal - either Honey Almond Flax or their original, which is cinnamon flavored. I dip the bigger cereal nuggets into the plain yogurt, and then, when I am down to the smaller bits, I stir the jam into the remaining yogurt and then mix in the cereal...YUM! It takes me a while to eat, and I really enjoy it! The whole thing ends up at around 325 calories, with a lot of protein and fiber.
So, what is the point of this post, other than to share my delicious breakfast with y'all? Well, yesterday around lunchtime, I wanted to have my yogurt concoction again - it just sounded good. And I told myself no, because I had already eaten it for breakfast. I ended up scavanging the fridge for lunch and ate two Ball Park white meat turkey hot dogs, which aren't horrible, as they are only 45 calories each...but they were in 130 calorie buns...so that ended up being a 350 calorie meal that wasn't nearly as satisfying as my breakfast, plus it was not nearly as healthy.
Why didn't I just listen to my inner voice? It's not like I was wanting something like pizza or a cheeseburger or an ice cream sundae (which are all fine to eat as long as I have planned for them in my diet) - for crying out loud, I was craving something wonderful and I denied myself! And after I had the hot dogs, I felt like I had blown my diet for the day, and it took a lot of mental struggling to convince myself otherwise. I think I could have avoided this had I just listened to myself. Lesson learned.