As someone who eats a slow carb plan, I can totally empathize with the simple carb cravings! For 6 days a week, I eat only proteins and slow carbs foods. But for one day, (Sunday Funday), I eat whatever I want. At first I had to go through withdrawals and it wasn't a pretty thing! It took discipline and determination and a few days to get through the headaches, lethargy and "need for sugar or simple carbs". Once I got over the physical addiction, I had to overcome the habit. That was a little harder and took a little longer. Changing my nightly snacking menu wasn't easy. I wanted popcorn, chips and dip or ??? I mean, come on, what's a movie without some popcorn right? So instead of denying myself, I delayed myself. I don't eat what I want when I want it, but I do eat it. I had to make a commitment to be in control of my cravings and not let my cravings control my food choices. At least for 6 days a week anyway. Now when I indulge on my Funday, come Monday, I feel bleh from what I ate the day before. It's a great reinforcement for the positive reasons why my eating plan is the way it is.
For the record, when I do want a snack, I eat a serving of nuts. The salty ones satisfy my savory snack craving and the mocha caramel macchiato almonds satisfy my sweet craving. It works, it's healthy and it's carb conscious!
Congratulations on your success!
Edited by: CANDIK48 at: 8/13/2013 (11:52)
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