I ate too much

Oh my goodness! I love Christmas. I meant to stick to my diet, but I didn't. I made a cherry pie, because it is my favorite holiday dessert. I found myself this morning cutting a big piece of pie for breakfast. I wanted to stop myself, but I didn't. I ate too much again. I even put cream on the pie. 

What to do next

You've heard it said that if you fall off a horse, you should get right back on. I've actually done that, and it isn't easy--not when you remember how falling off feels. It is also not very easy to stop eating once that sugar gets into your system.  It is like quitting smoking. The best way to just stop is "cold turkey".  One piece of pie today, a half tomorrow, a fourth the next day....that just won't work. Here are some things you can do after a few days of overeating:

  • Find a substitute for that sugar. Since I love cherry pie, I can have some cherry pie chia pudding instead.
  • Put away all drinks except water. Add a little lemon if you like.
  • Go back to fruit for breakfast or smoothies for breakfast.
  • Take a walk or do another form of exercise daily for at least 30 minutes daily.
  • If you are tempted to eat the wrong thing, either wrap it and freeze it "for later" or throw it away. It seems wasteful, but it looks better in the trash than on your body.

What I am doing in 2018 to make up for overeating

I am doing intermittent fasting. I have gotten through the holidays without gaining even one pound. I am still learning about this method of eating. I have only been doing it for about two weeks. I don't feel tired or hungry. In fact, I am beginning to eat less during the eating phase of the method.  I have my first meal or food of the day every day at 2:00 PM. I eat what I want.  I stop eating at 8:00 PM. So far it is good. To find out about intermittent fasting, click on the cake above.

cherry pie chia pudding

Yummy cherry flavor without adding too many calories.  There is no sweetner needed. This is a fast easy to make dish. 

cherry pie chia pudding

With just a few ingredients, you can whip up a cherry pie chia pudding. It is so much healthier to eat than a pie.

  After ingredients
  are combined, 
  leave the pudding
  in the mixing bowl
  in the refrigerator      so you can stir it
  often as it thickens

cherry pie chia pudding
1 1/2  C almond milk
      2  C sweet cherries
             (fresh or frozen)
    1/2 C chia seeds
    1/2 C chopped sweet cherries
    1/8  t  almond extract
           almonds and extra cherries for garnish
Combine the two cups of cherries with almond milk in blender container. Blend until combined. Pour into medium sized bowl and add chia seeds, chopped cherries, and almond extract. Stir with a wire whip.  Refrigerate for a few hours stirring occasionally so that chia seeds stay evenly combined. At serving time, pour into small dish and garnish with almonds and cherries as desired.  Note: If this is not sweet enough for you, add 2 or 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup.

If you eat healthy foods, you won't have to say, "I ate too much"