I really would like to get lighter for riding this spring.
My biggest problem is my tendency to graze after dinner. My brain tries to convince the rest of my body that I’m still hungry, so even though I’ve eaten enough at dinner time, I go find more stuff to eat. Sometimes I can resist the urge, other times not so much. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone!
One possible remedy: food that imitates food. You know those little “why bother” items you can pick up at the store...fat free, sugar free, you read the nutrition labels and everything says “zero.” There's apparently no food value in these things, and I don't make a habit of eating them, but they actually do a nice job when I’m in a pinch.
Here’s a night-time creation borne out of just such a necessity.
You take some “why bother” chocolate pudding, add some “why bother” non-dairy whip (you probably don’t want to read the ingredients...trust me), and a handful of peanuts (the real kind will do).
Layer them just like they do at the local soft-serve place. It’s not an identical taste, but you know, it’s actually pretty good! And only 100 calories instead of 700 for the real thing.
I call this, “Peanut Bluster Par-faux.”