I think I’m looking at this, sort of the same way a smoker would think about quitting. One day at a time.
Last night I made a wonderful fetuccini with steamed brocolli and green onions. YUM! I desperately wanted pizza and nachos.. but there you have it, I resisted the urge (which is still unfortunately lurking in the recesses of my mind) and had a healthy alternative for supper.
It’s the cravings that get me really.. Once I crave something, it will stick with me, haunting me, until I cave in. I’m not sure if this is the same for smokers or not.. but it’s how I feel. It’s 8AM, I’m not even hungry.. and still I feel this insanely overwhelming urge to make a heaping plate of nachos dripping in cheese and salsa and hamburger meat and veggies.. *drools* I’ve managed to not give into this urge for about a week now. Yes I’ve been craving it every day, and yes it’s harder then I thought it would be. Why is cheese so tasty? LOL
Tonight, despite my cravings.. I’m making either Pasta and Pesto loaded with steamed veggies or Open faced roast beef sandwhiches again loaded with veggies. Both options sound delish to me! So here’s to hoping I can stay strong. Eventually the craving should lesson… right? Smokers and Ex Smokers I’m talking to you!
So here I am.. day 2 of the blog. At work, craving all the things that are bad for me.. though still somehow excited at the 2 healthy options my new cookbook has provided me with for tonight. Seriously, I wonder what it would be like to live without constantly having to worry about food.
P.S I’m totally having a smoothie tonight. Peach and strawberry and vanilla non-fat frozen yoghurt plus orange juice = heaven 😛 What a nice “dessert”.
If anyone has tips on how to get over cravings I’m all ears. The more I talk, the more it sounds like I’m trying to quit drugs or smoking or alcohol lol so perhaps any techniques that work for quitting that, will help with my quitting binge eating?