Thursday, February 12, 2015
I know we all have cravings for the bad things and I know that you aren't supposed to completely ignore your cravings because when you do once you get a hold of it later on you will overeat it. I'm trying different tricks like drinking yet another glass of water or changing the situation I'm in at the time in case the craving is being triggered by something I'm doing and it's just not working. I'm hungry all the time and I can't say it's for good food. I think that's really weird because I eat healthy foods.
A normal day for me is a mocha frappe for breakfast (which I know isn't the greatest for me). I'll make a fruit smoothie for lunch with fruit, skim milk and cottage cheese. I have a snack in the afternoon of nuts or a protein bar or peanut butter and apples and then a healthy dinner. Dinner for me last night was a piece of pork loin (3 oz), mashed potatoes and asparagus spears. Another option we do is eat a lot of chicken (NOT fried). My husband is a wiz in the kitchen and has spices of all sorts so he can make one hell of a chicken breast!! We'll eat chicken and veggies and salad and a carb of some sort, of course watching portion control.
I know I'm not a master dietitian and there are things I could most likely change, but I'm getting annoyed with having cravings for things like pizza or ice cream or fried crab rangoon from my favorite Chinese restaurant.
Last night I could NOT get out of my head the craving I was having. I wanted Cheez-its and Mint chocolate chip ice cream. Yep, together. What the hell!! My husband just looked at me like I was from another planet!! I'm drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day EVERY day and most of the time about 10 glasses so I should be full and not have these crazy cravings.
Plus I'm thinking that if I'm not actually eating enough food and that's why my body is craving food then I should be losing weight, right? The scale is NOT going down. As a matter of fact I have put on 2 lbs. in the past three weeks or so.
I just don't get it and I'm frustrated and since I'm an emotional eater this makes for a slippery slope I'm heading towards and I don't want to slide all the way back. There aren't any other things going on that are stressing me out in my life, at least not out of the normal anyway so I don't think the cravings are from stress and emotional eating. I just don't know what to do to get rid of them. FRUSTRATION!!!