Brushing my teeth worked!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Girl scout cookies are usually really easy to say no to. I never have cash on me, so it's easy to just walk past them into the store. But my brother's girlfriend was selling them this year and my husband and I wanted to help her out So we bought a couple of boxes. However, that led me to eat six cookies yesterday! I stopped myself after that, but six cookies is over 400 calories. I was mostly bummed because there are so many other things I could have eaten, even sweet things, that would have been more filling and fewer calories!!!
I told my husband to hide the boxes from me, but this morning I woke up with this intense urge to seek them out. I haven't been tempted like this since before I started on Spark! I always hated when people said to chew gum or brush your teeth to get rid of a craving. It has never worked for me in the past. I always ended up eating whatever it was anyway, but then being mad because it had a hint of toothpaste taste. lol
So I discovered the true solution for me. A high protein meal and THEN brushing my teeth. I had a cup of Kashi Go Lean cereal, but that wasn't really cutting it. I can get to a very uncomfortabe fullness and I will still crave sweets. I was trying to talk myself out of looking for the cookies after breakfast when I thought to just go brush my teeth. And now, the craving is gone.
What? It worked??
What concerns me is how deeply I was craving those dang cookies! I have never had THAT much of a craving before. I didn't even like all of the kinds we got! But I know that samoas are my downfall. They just taste SO good. And apparently one is not enough!
What do you do when you're really craving something?