I bought a bunch of microwave dinners last night, which I’ll admit is a random-sounding way of starting a post. But bear with me, because there is method to my madness.
See, I’ve been overeating a whole lot recently. Mostly because I’ve found myself crunched for time in the morning. And yes, I know that means that I should try to get up a little earlier. That said, I get up at 3:30 in the morning. I’m not going to get up earlier. But I digress. I get crunched for time in the morning, and so I end up racing out the door to get to work. And then I buy breakfast out, and I buy lunch out, and next thing you know it’s 10 am and I’ve eaten 1,400 calories and I am not in the mood to wait until dinner and the vending machines are right over there and…
Well, you can see where this is going.
So, I bought some microwave meals. Breakfast sandwiches, pasta bowls, things like that. Most of them in the 400 to 600 calorie range. Perhaps not the most objectively healthy things I could be eating, but you know what? It’s planned. It gives me something to work with, as a way of reducing the impulse purchases that happen when I’m staring at a menu and feeling hungry (and which inevitably lead to purchasing with my stomach instead of my calorie budget).