I have to admit it. I lie about food. No, I don’t lie to you, or my wife, or my family about food. I lie to myself about food. I walk by my pantry and grab a small handful of my wife’s special “healthy nuts”. These nuts that have all the good fat in them. The moment they touch my lips the lie is born. What is the lie you ask? I tell myself that the nuts didn’t count. I tell myself that there wasn’t enough nuts to make a difference in my points or weight loss goals.
Another way that I lie is I will grab a HUUUUUGE potato, look in my WW book to find the points value, see “small potato=xxx”, and then I am like “Cool, my potato is on the medium to small side, so it is only xxx points.” These lies don’t hurt anyone other than me. When I hit the scale for a weigh in and I don’t do that great, do I have a right to be disappointed when I have been lying to myself all week. I don’t think so.
It is so important to just be honest. So what!! I ate some healthy nuts. I go over my points, not a huge deal. The huge deal comes when you want to maintain a weight loss and you have no “real” information to base your points adjustments on. I might lower my points because I gained and then I feel hungry all the time. Why? Because I never needed to lower my points because I never actual ate the amount of points that I tell myself that I ate. Does this make any sense at all?