Friday, February 08, 2013
To begin with, I would crave cookies, candies and pastries. I could hardly go past the bakery without buying something each time. I would eat Crispies for breakfast occasionally (those are large sugar cinnamon fried pastries for those who don't know). I would purposely go to the processed cookie isle and pick up a bag o' something, then when I got home, would eat at least half of it. I would look like a shark in a feeding frenzy with that bag. Donuts would be part of many days. I could easily eat a big bowl of ice cream.
Now my cravings are a little better. I crave fruit that's coming into season. I love smoothies. I can tame a sweet tooth a with a little cereal. I crave cucumbers. Occasionally I crave a little spreadable cheese. My carvings usually are done by the time I'm out of the produce area.
Once I hit the bakery, the craving might hit for a second, but then I remember how much all of it tastes like shortening and that is not a feeling I like in my mouth. For the life of me, I just can't stand a waxy feeling in my mouth and all that processed stuff is waxy.
So today I will be cutting up a cucumber and having an orange with lunch. I may have some ice cream later, but it will only be the serving size and not an entire big bowl. My body craves the stuff that will make it feel better all week instead of the stuff that feels good in the moment, but not in an hour.