SNAP Challenge: Day 19

It was nice to come back to my apple with peanut butter this afternoon.

Another day is done, which means I only have two more days left in this challenge.

I can tell my appetite has really changed since the start of this challenge. Iâ??m eating smaller portions for each of my meals, and snacking a lot less, but still find myself feeling full.

Today for lunch I had another slice of quiche and an apple with some peanut butter as a snack this afternoon. The quiche isnâ??t quite as filling as some of my other meals, which is why I took the apple to work with me, but by the time dinner rolled around I found that I really didnâ??t have much of an appetite.

So I ended up eating much later tonight and didnâ??t even end up finishing all the green beans I had packed. I did finish off the pork chop and rice though, (because that was delicious!) but that made me think about how I had been in the habit of eating just because the food was there, or because I was bored, not because I was really all that hungry.

Even after this challenge concludes Iâ??m going to make a conscious effort to ask myself â??am I really hungry?â?? before grabbing a snack, which will hopefully cut down on some of the wasteful habits I had before. If I could cut out unnecessary snacks from my weekly shopping trip and that could be an extra $5 to $10 a week I save on groceries. That money could buy up to 150 pounds of food through The Food Bank, which seems crazy, but it would be a much better use of the money than some empty calories that my body doesnâ??t really need.