I cannot lie. I love snacks. I like snacks at the office, snacks at home, snacks when I am at the gas station. I am figuring out the habit has a nasty side effect. When I got poison ivy the nurse took my blood pressure and it was slightly elevated (137/82). It didn’t really register at the time but a week later I thought I should check it again when I was at the grocery store. I always thought those were for old people but there I was taking my blood pressure. It registered 146/87. I didn’t like that. So for one week I cut out all caffeine and all snacks. No candy. No coke. Not a thing with caffeine. Today was the end of that week. The result?
Pre – No Snack Intervention Weight – 176
Post – No Snack Intervention Weight – 169
Pre – No Snack Intervention Blood pressure – 146/87
Post – No Snack Intervention Blood pressure – 137/82
I think I will have to keep up with this no snack thing. This is just too great. And all that without any exercise. Makes me wonder what would happen if I went for a jog…