This A Habit Destroying My Weight post is sponsored by Boulder Canyon in collaboration with Blog Meets Brand!
There was a time when me and chips weren't friends. If they were in the house, I would mindlessly plow through an entire bag in one sitting. That behavior started as a young child and carried into my adult life.
It didn't dawn on me until after I lost weight that this was a habit. A habit. A habit destroying my weight. A habit I was in control of changing. Instead, I viewed myself as a victim with low willpower and the inability to change what I ate.
When I started losing weight, I was determined to stop that behavior. I knew if I had chips in the house, I wouldn't be able to reach my goals. So, I kept them out of the house while I lost 80 pounds and taught myself to build healthier habits.
Guess what? It worked!
The funny thing about eating healthier is you begin to feel better. More energy, better sleep, less food cravings and of course, seeing your body transform helps you mentally feel more empowered about the choices you make!
At some point after my weight loss, I realized I was easily able to co-exist in my home with a bag of chips. I don't remember the exact moment, but I remember how happy I was.
I realized I was able to do that because I had made healthy eating and exercising a large part of my daily routine. So much that having a bag of chips around was no big deal. And, because I was eating the right balance of foods, I didn't crave foods I thought I couldn't live without.
Today, I enjoy chips whenever I want, where I want and how ever many I want!
Boulder Canyon chips are better for you chips cooked in unique cooking oils. No trans fats, Kosher and gluten free. There are many flavors to pick from and they have cleaner ingredients compared to other chips. The Coconut Oil Chips are just potatoes, coconut oil and sea salt. The way chips should be!
P.S. my boyfriend stole the bag of coconut oil chips I was eating and was impressed with how delicious they were with only 3 ingredients!
I believe no foods are "bad" for you. But, I do believe it's habits that cause us to feel out of control.
I eat well 90% of the time and do some form of activity daily and I know I always will come back to that no matter what. It's really about finding the right balance that works for you!
Life is short, find your balance and enjoy the chips!