Saturday, January 05, 2013
What are my five top craves in the food category?
Not talking about fresh raspberries. Not even talking about best quality dark chocolate. Because those are foods I *can* have without triggering binges, in moderation.
1. potato chips;
2. French fries;
3. snack crackers, pretty much any variety (Ritz cheese sandwiches, among the worst);
4. butter drenched popcorn, movie style;
5. KFC . . . .
and I could go on. And on. How did I forget cheese, for example? Any kind of cheese/ Especially sharp cheese. Melted. Good on that popcorn, actually. Mmmmmmmm. Forgot cinnamon buns. Forgot cheesecake too. Forgot shortbread. *Sigh*
Now: favourite activities??
I can think of a ton. But let's focus on the far end of the faves spectrum: what are really the more trivial and frivolous and non-essential faves. Playing 18 holes of golf in the summer, or cross-country skiing 4 km in winter (hey, we could go around again, make it 8!). Long hikes with Charlie. Never worrying if the plans call for a bathing suit. Or tight-fitting gym clothes. Getting dressed for work with no thoughts or worries about what "might not fit anymore". Trying on cute clothes that I have no intention of buying.
What's the connection between craves and faves?
None of my favourite activities anywhere on the spectrum is enhanced by indulging in those binge-trigger foods.
Craves kill faves.
It helps to remind myself.