I am sorry to hear that you were sick LG!
I like that idea to identify the texture that you're craving (crunchy) and then find a healthy food that fulfills the craving.
I learned this from my weight loss support group. I heard someone call them "buffer foods". Basically, they are healthier substitutes that still really hit the spot in terms of satisfying a craving.
For folks that really like sweets, for example, might like this recipe: http://www.hollyscheatday.com/protein-pumpkin-pie/
(I'd do it without the whipped cream so no crazy sugar cravings).
I also will do Greek yogurt with 1 tsp honey, strawberries and almond slivers (crunch!) for a nighttime snack as well. elaine amj
-- I've switched my tracking while cooking to your method and it is much easier. I just jot down everything while I'm cooking then record later. It really speeds up the cooking process. So thanks! Weight Log
3/10/17 242.2 (-9.4)
I'm at 242.2 - I've been bouncing around for the last 3 weeks between 241-249.
Once I hit a 20lb loss, I started to struggle. I maintained at 245-250 for many years. It's nice that all my clothes fit again : ).
Mentally pushing pass that 20lb number that was a hurdle, plus I guess my habits (mainly poor food choices when eating out) keep me in that range. So, long-term, I need to stay consistent with eating well and continue to change up things and try new things to see new numbers.
This Monday I got back on track. My mind is back is the right space again. I expect it will be another week or so before I start to dip into new territory below 241 since I've been fluctuating so much lately. I was at 249 on Monday, for example.