So, I may have been all excited about buckling down and forcing myself to eat healthy but it’s certainly not working out the way I thought it would. It’s the age old story: eat healthy for a period of time, have a weak moment when you’re hungry, you’re tired AND you’re emotionally on empty and voila: you’ve given in and eaten ______ (fill in the blank with the most tempting food you can think of). Oh the things that are wrong with this situation:
- I’m confusing self love with self comfort.
- I’m not sticking to my guns long enough for my cravings to subside.
- I don’t know how to balance health with cravings.
- I don’t know how to balance health with “quality of life”.
I wish I were posting with answers for us all but I don’t have them yet. I read blogs of some well balanced ladies who seem to have this worked out but I’m afraid that everyone is different. I have cravings for sugary sweets and carbohydrates and I have those cravings in extremes: I’m either happy and healthy or I’m eating cinnamon buns like it’s nobody’s business. I never have a slight craving, have one sweet and then feel satisfied and move on.
Oh ye healthy ladies, do pass on your wisdom!! Am I in this situation because I’m just not hanging on long enough to bust through the cravings and let my body adjust to healthy eating or should I add more sweets into my diet from the get-go and hope that I don’t experience the wild swings in healthy tolerance? What advice do you have for me?