Brain Craving? Imperfect Paleo Continues
Saturday, May 11, 2013
I have not stepped on the scale for a couple of weeks. I feel enormous. My knee is just now feeling nearly 100% and my balance seems to have stablized again. I am still sort of doing Paleo and still not exercising regularly. (Nothing new there)
Wanting a change from Subway's yummy chopped double chicken salad and not feeling like risking my neck walking there, I went to Carl's Jr at lunch.
A person can eat just about anywhere, but visiting a formerly familiar restaurant after making a change in the diet can be a mental challenge. I ordered the low carb burger (lettuce in lieu of bread), but I forgot to ask them to take off the cheese and the mayo. The side salad had one cucumber slice with peel, a huge tomato slice (no more citrus for me for a day or two!), a tiny pile of cheese shreds that I successfully removed (at least 90%) and a pile of huge pieces of bland iceberg lettuce. (I ask for spinach at Subways).
As I walked back to work, I thought about my craving for sweets. I saw candy at K-Mart but did not touch nor buy. I realized I wanted to chew - that's physical. But the craving for something sweet was only in my brain. An intellectual craving? Interesting. New. Different. I wonder...