You know what I mean... that lick of cookie dough I was making for the kids lunches,that after dinner mint, those few fries I stole from my husband plate, that sip of my friends beer, that one chicken wing I noshed on, I stole 6 chips from my daughter's chip bag while we watched the basketball game, I "helped" myself to a handful of popcorn at the movies, I had a spoonful of the family chili supper I was making (just to check on the spices), I only ate one chocolate covered strawberry...............you get the idea, they really add up over time.
Account for everything that goes into your mouth. I now add 50 calories for every BLT or add a check mark to my menu. Thinking back to last week I had an extra 1800 calories for the week!! That was just what I could remember. This week I am going to practice mindful eating, because the extra calories (from what I remember) weren't worth it. The fries were lousy, the chips were salty (oh so then I had a sip of that full sugar cola too-oops forgot that one) and the chicken wing was too spicy (hence the "sip" of beer-which now that I think of it was more like a gulp) gulp.
When I first started Jenny I was too scared to vear off the eating plan, or try anything else not on the menu. I have to learn to eat other things within moderation, but I can't put things in my mouth and then not account for them!!