I am in that stage in my
dieting lifestyle change that I am beginning to crave things. Like all the sweet, delicious, fried, carb filled foods. I have been doing pretty well at not indulging myself, but how can I keep this up? I know at some point I will just stop craving these foods and only want good things, but it’s so freaking hard!
I have no idea why it is, but I always crave things that I know I can’t have. I have
cut out limited carbs and dairy. That is a huge deal for me. Those are 2 things that I absolutely love, but I also know that you can’t eat both of those and lose weight. It just won’t happen. I have lost weight so much more quickly than I imagined because I have limited carbs and dairy.
Despite limiting these delicious things, I still crave them like no other. What I wouldn’t give to eat a sandwich. Or eat a cheeseburger. Mmmm cheeseburger. Cheese. Nom nom nom. See what I mean? It can get out of control quick. Oh man. What I would give for a french fry. Gobble gobble.
I am clearly digressing. The point to all of this is that I know that it will get easier. But how do you squash these cravings? Sometimes it just seems so impossible. Take yesterday, for example. I was working from home and we hadn’t gone grocery shopping for the week yet. So we had no quality whole foods in the house. Finding good things to eat in the house was a challenge yesterday, for sure! But I managed.
I could have caved. I could have taken a bite of that Nutella that is in our pantry. I could have opened that box of Tagalongs that is waiting for me. I could have heated up an old Lean Cuisine that I have in the freezer. But I didn’t. I’m not saying that I never have dairy or carbs. But I am very good about not making a habit out of it. I had a bowl of soup today for lunch, and I had 2 pieces of whole wheat toast with it. If I wasn’t working on losing weight, I would have eaten that bowl of soup and made a grilled cheese sandwich. And then I would have eaten at least a spoonful of Nutella. Get what I mean?
I am waiting on it to get easier and I know it will, but man. It is hard!
How do you beat cravings?