Why I eat junk
Monday, April 29, 2013
I believe that no food should be off limits, as long as you can control yourself around it. Many of my favorite junk foods can be like that , as long as I haven't had any junk food in a while, but then there are those things I can never control myself around, no matter how long I've stopped eating junk.
I am good most of the time with junk food. Most of the time it's not around me and I don't even think about it. Sometimes I do give in though.
As much as I love fruits and veggies with dip, there are those days I just "need" a candy bar or cookie.
It may be a holiday, it's amazing how many of them revolve around food. The Easter Bunny brings a whole basket of candy in various forms. Santa brings candy canes and chocolates. Thanksgiving may be mostly about turkey and mashed potatoes, but since it's my daughter's birthday, there's always cake. There are also more birthdays, more cake... It's especially hard during the winter, when the majority of those holidays show up all at once.
I may be stressed. Stress goes one of two ways with me, either I don't want to eat at all or I just want to eat everything and none of it better be healthy! The more chocolate the better!
I may have not planned well and dinner needs to be picked up. Lately I haven't been defrosting meat soon enough, so we've been having a lot of fast food. Fast food can be good, if you pick the right things, but this weekend's Chinese food was not great and my body backlashed at it.
Sometimes the kids were good and they asked nicely. That's how the Oreos came to be this week.
Sometimes the husband brings home something. He may not bring enough to share, but sometimes that makes me crave something and if it's a bad enough craving, there's conveniently a vending machine in the lobby of my apartment building.
Junk every once in a while is fine, in moderation, in the portions size stated, so your body can handle it. Junk upon junk is not so good though. Some of my reasons are truly excuses and shouldn't ever be used, but occasionally it's fine with my body to have the piece of cake with a birthday as long as I normally have the fruits and veggies when my cravings kick up on other days.
Today's Holidays: Peace Rose Day, Zipper Day, Greenery Day and National Shrimp Scampi Day.