Post # 1
I hate oatmeal! I’m making myself eat it because it’s healthy but oh my, it sets off my gag reflex. Today is day three of eating only healthy food. Obviously Christmas and the surrounding days were a disaster, but I’m pretty proud of myself. Who else is eating healthy but nasty food? Who else started their new year’s resolution early?
Post # 3
There are other healthy options! I refuse to eat food I hate just because it’s healthy. That’s a good way to sabotage yourself!
Post # 4
I mean, I’m not ONLY eating oatmeal, that’s just an easy snack I can make myself at work. I’d rather be eating cheez its.
Post # 5
I eat very healthy but I never eat oatmeal. I hate it!
Post # 6
My diet began yesterday so I had to stop putting brown sugar in my oatmeal 🙁
Post # 7
I enjoy oatmeal, but I do add a bit of that Splenda Brown Sugar to it. Is that an option? Is it taste or texture that bothers you?
Post # 8
Yeah there are other healthy options, if you eat foods you dont like you’ll end up not sticking to it for very long. Also I dont like oatmeal with fruit or honey but I do love it with cream and sugar. so you could try it with different things and that might help?
You could try muesli type cereals, or even cheerios or bran flakes, they are healthy too
Post # 9
Omg, I’m only eating it because I have some in my drawer, and I’m trying to stay away from the Christmas candy! I’m not eating it everyday by any stretch of the imagination. It came from a low-sugar multi-pack with three different flavors. The flavor is good, but it’s the texture that I can’t stand.
Post # 10
do you have a fridge at work? i love turkey and swiss cheese – i just roll it up and eat it or greek yogurt with honey. yumm! also, sugar free jello is always a great snack. all of these require a fridge though…
Post # 11
@totheislnds: Yes, good ideas! I eat Greek yogurt everyday.
Post # 12
I happen to LOVE oatmeal, and eat it every day with two hard boiled egg whites for breakfast.
If you’re just looking for something to munch on at work, try a handful of nuts (good fat, tons of protein)- I keep a container of peanuts & mix in some raisins for just a hint of sweet.
What about apple slices & peanut butter? Or even a PB&J sandwich? I get the Just Fruit preserves that don’t have any added sugar (still has sugar but not as much as regular jelly) and I use whole wheat bread. The jam is just sweet enough & the peanut butter has enough protein to keep me full through most of a workout.
Do you like Kashi products? They have cereal and granola bars that are easy to take with you or keep at your desk.
Try roasted red pepper hummus and pita chips or veggies too. Hummus is great for a low fat, high protein snack.
Good luck on finding something that works for you, changing your eating habits is tough! Way to get a head start on those New Year’s goals!
Post # 13
Hmm perhaps you just haven’t found healthy but tasty things to put IN your oatmeal? I looove oatmeal and eat it almost every day. I love a little cinnamon and blueberries (or cranberries or raisins). You can add a little brown sugar if you like too.
If you like cheez-its try hummus and some veggies instead. Loads of flavor, you get the crunch and you can vary it up depending on your mood. I’m allll about garlic hummus with carrots.
Two years ago I changed my entire eating and lifestyle to be healthier. It was very hard at first about after about three months I found myself no longer craving those things I thought I couldn’t live without (like donuts). In the beginning I cannot stress enough to give yourself one day a week to eat whatever you want without guilt. Giving yourself that one day will allow your body to meet any cravings without overindulging on a constant basis. It is always better to have a little to satisfy cravings than a lot and blow your health out of the water.
Post # 14
I tried to eat yogurt, I even tried to get those yoplaits that are supposed to taste so good they don’t taste like yogurt… ugh I couldn’t do it. I hate yogurt. Plain and simple lol I’m trying to find healthy alternatives that give me good calcium but I don’t like Milk, Yogurt… I can tolerate Cottage Cheese but I LOVE any other kind of cheese (seems like the fattier the better… not good lol) so I’m gonna get some non fat Cottage Cheese when I go shopping again, and luckily my Dad loves the Yogurt so he’s eating it for me lol
Post # 15
@annasaf83: check the sugar on the non-fat cottage cheese (the lower the fat, the higher the sugar). I compromise with a reduced fat cottage cheese. There are a few people in my family with diabetes so I pay attention to sugar as well as fat. Oh- try putting some peaches or pineapple in the cottage cheese. For years I’d only eat it with peaches, but I’ve learned to like it more and can eat it plain now.
Post # 16
Eating food that you hate is a waste of calories girl. Find another healthy alternative that you like. =]