There has been something on my mind recently and today’s WIAW is the perfect opportunity to write about it. You see, I used to be one of those people that had 6-7 mini-meals through out the day. I’m sure from many of my past WIAW posts you would never have seen a “traditional day” with only breakfast, lunch and dinner.
As much as I love my snacks it was beginning to get a little out of hand. I was unintentially spending too much time planning snacks, packing snacks, buying snacks, and even eating snacks. It was beginning to become a priority. For example with scheduling: An appointment at 3:30pm? No way! That is snack time.
Lately I have decreased the number of snacks I have in a day. The biggest changes include:
Increasing my breakfast:
French toast with cream cheese and peanut flour. Lots of fruit on the side topped with greek yogurt. And a lonely chicken breast.
Foregoing the morning snack (which means that my meals are larger). So for instance lunch has two components:
Protein Cornbread (recipe coming soon)
Split pea soup with veggies and cream cheese.
I still normally have an afternoon snack because that is when I am truly hungry. Then I have my regular dinners:
Mung bean pasta with white cheddar sauce. Brussel sprouts and turnip on the side.
…and my microwave cookies (I have these practically daily)
With these changes in meal times come some changes in attitude. The most substation being my attitude towards concentrating. Sitting down and focusing on one task from breakfast to lunch no longer seems like such a mighty feat. I am definitely less distracted. Not only that but I have found myself going out more and doing things since I no longer have to prepare a snack. I hadn’t even realized I was being so manipulated by my snacking habits!
What is your meal structure? Are you a big snacker? Are you ever controlled by your snacking habits?