Banana and peanut butter has been my go-to snack lately (sometimes with chocolate chips). I used to never eat that large of a snack. I’d stick with the banana only in most cases. But now that I’m running so much more I’ve found that I really need the extra protein. Obviously.
Learning that it’s totally ok to have a more substantial snack has been a bit challenging because of that whole ballet body image thing. In the past, a larger snack would freak me out and make me think I was going to gain weight. But you know what? I haven’t. I guess what they say about eating more actually helping your metabolism is true.
I’ve been eating a small mid-morning snack too. Lately it’s been string cheese. I’ve had a mini protein shake (just 1/2 scoop protein powder and water) after morning runs. I haven’t really altered my main meals. Or my desserts.
And you know what? I’m not gaining weight.
I finally took the risk with eating more (in a good way) and didn’t freak out. If you had told the bunhead Melissa that this would happen, she would have laughed in your face.
I guess I’m making progress. :)