I eat too many biscuits. There. I said it. My name is Sarah, and I am addicted to eating biscuits. Usually whilst hiding my head in the pantry. Or early in the morning, before the rest of the people get up. I try to hide my shame.
But biscuits are wonderfully convenient. You can grab them and eat them quickly. You don't need to prepare, defrost, chop, de-seed, mix or reheat. They are just there. Ready. Taunting.
But. Well, yes. My butt. I've figured out that my weight issues are in no way linked to growing a baby. Half the weight I gained disappeared straight away. The other half, I believe, is desperately clinging on to the biscuits I am consuming. And I feel kind of blah. Just like I am up several times a night and not eating right. Oh, that's because it's true! It's just that, well, most of the day I only have one hand, at best. Between preparing breakfast (for kids), making school lunch (for a kid), cooking dinner (for everyone) and feeding a human from my body I seem to have very little time to eat properly. But this just isn't good enough anymore. As of today, I am going to prioritise my own nourishment as equally important as everyone else's. Maybe even more important. Take that, family.
This is how I will do it:
1. Plan the dinner menu for the week, choosing meals I can prepare during the middle-of-the-day nap time, preferably with one hand. While breastfeeding.
2. Snack mindfully- have fruit cut up and ready in the fridge to eat with one hand. Also nuts might be a good idea. But not biscuits.
3. Eat breakfast. Instead of biscuits.
4. Only eat sweet treats that I have baked myself. This will work because I am lazy.
I do need help, though. Any suggestions for ready-to-go, one-handed snacks? And dinners that I can make at lunchtime? Love to hear your ideas, even better, link me up to your recipes!
Note: I may or may not have consumed three biscuits during the writing of this post.