Here are my ingredients for Melly's Quinoa Salad. There is normally a cup of broccoli in the assembly pile. The small container is sliced almonds. I add the Italian spices to the cooking quinoa. I add the vinegar and then I toss the salad and quinoa together!
Adjust Balsamic vinegar to taste! This is a delicious salad, full of crunch and flavor!!
Well, today is
Phew, feeling good! I've had a mostly successful week, eating clean, healthy food. The cravings were insane on Day #1 and started to let go by EOD Day #2.
I think it is important to really think through these periodic binges I have, because each time I figure out a trigger or clue, it makes life so much easier!
My dear friend SORGIN wrote a blog about the allure of the treats and junk, and talked about healthy food just not doing it. I really agree with her thinking, in that it's only the junk that calls to us. The healthy stuff stays absolutely silent, especially after a binge. (BTW, I am not using the word binge lightly; when I've gone over the edge, it's a one-way trip to mindless eating even past when I am uncomfortably full.) The crap clamors to be heard and it's so hard to fight your way back. Especially when you know darn right well what you're in for, for a couple of days or so.....
.. but we HAVE to fight our way back to the quietness of a well-nourished body, mind calm, an easier place to live.
Every time, fight back - do NOT give ground for long. Pay it in those first days, we know there's a calm coming. It may not have the allure of chowing down on a pile of snacks - no, not so thrilling a prospect. But it is a place of strength and health, where I DO FEEL better, more confident, more alive!!
Maybe someday, my palette will truly change. In the meantime, I'm picking my hard!
It's HARD to be fat, it's HARD to be healthy - Pick Your Hard, too!!