Sunday, March 03, 2013
So I have been thinking about my level(s) of sweet tooth cravings. And I feel I might be able to deal with them a bit better if I first identify the level of intensity...Like a pain scale 0-10. It would go like this....
0 - No cravings or literally brain dead
1 - Little to no cravings acknowledged
2 - Kind-of, Sort-of there but only a wishy-washy craving
3 - I acknowledge the craving but I can put it out of my mind
4 - Craving is becoming slightly annoying.
5 - I know I have a craving , but I can't really put a finger on what I want
6 - Craving is gaining intensity But I can begin to narrow down to what would fix that craving
7 - Craving is remaining foremost in my mind but I am able to resolve with fruit
8 - Craving growing more rapidly and is forcing me to think only about unhealthy sweets
9 - Craving is so strong that I start on an Home/office wide search for baked goods or chocolate to appease my craving(s)
10 - Craving has taken over my body and my head starts spinning like it is possessed and I reply to comments in an unearthly voice uttering only a single word "CHOCOLATE!"
I think that pretty accurately reflects my cravings. I have also noted that my cravings trend up or down according to my breakfast habits and the monthly womanly time clock. Only one of which I can clearly see a way to curb or diminish. And yes I can diminish most of my cravings by eating a healthy breakfast.
But that leaves me at a loss for the womanly clock. Being at the age I am, I cannot predict when I will reach the hormonal clock. So I cannot prepare for that!
I guess I may have to play it by ear. I will endeavor to search for evidence of the approaching cravings. Only then will I have the opportunity to find out how to best squash that craving once it hits.
Wish me the best!