Cravings-The Good & Bad
We all have those crazy stories about cravings. Whether it be oddball cravings to ones that lead to eating an entire meal. It happens! We are human! I'm not going to lie, I've had some really bad cravings happen at bad times.
Here's one of those times…
I had a really long work day, 12.5 hours and all I wanted to do was go to sleep. Unfortunately, I hadn't eaten yet and I was HUNGRY. I was far beyond lazy to cook so of course, my handy-dandy phone had this cool APP where I got food delivered. I ended up ordering a large pizza, with the mindset that I would share with my roommate. Food arrived shortly after and I started watching some television. I don't really know what happened but all I remember is waking up with a empty box on my lap and a half eaten crust on my chest. I looked over at my roommate who just stared, and said "Yooouuuu going to eat that?".
I'm not going to tell you that I have figured out how to stop eating bad because I can't. Like I've said before, I'm human and we have needs! But what I can tell you is some of the things I have done, over the year, to help me from having a bad pizza situation happen again. Also, I will explain some #foodfailures that I've encountered on the way to living healthy. Like I said, I'm human and I've made some mistakes. :)
- PACK THOSE MEALS! This has been a HUGE game changer for me. From buying my snacks/lunches everyday to meal preparing has significantly saved me money and insecurities. I did not jump head first into lean, turkey/chicken meals. I wanted to transition smoothly through this process. So I began with your basic brown bag special lunch; sandwich with whole wheat, grapes, yogurt, water, etc. Not that bad! Once I got more comfortable with meal prepping, I got into make turkey with brown rice and adding the right seasonings to make it legit!
- Correctly snacking is key…at least to me. I love to eat, there's no doubt about that. With that being said, snacking was one thing I knew would be something I couldn't give up. I just can't, I get massively hangry when I don't eat and no one wants that. Fruits and veggies are the perfect things to snack on with some peanut butter.
- STOP DRIVING THRU!- During one point of my career, I traveled around town a lot. So it was very easy to drive right on to fast food. Not only does this cut back on calories but your bank account will still exist by the end of the week. :)
- WATER.WATER.WATER… I use to drink soda more than water and it was soooooo bad. I think living in dry heat (Phoenix) helps me with understand the importance of water vs. soda.
Again, I'm still trying to find new things that help with cravings. I'm not perfect, from time to time, I still want to snack on buttery popcorn. I just know now, that it can't be an entire bag. :)
Comment below and share what works best for you! Or share some crazy stories that you've encountered when cravings go bad.