I’m sure you’re familiar with it…the ups and downs of eating right! I speak from experience because we’ve been eating healthy, no carbs, but after 10 weeks I just plain revolted. I made a batch of brownies (although we only ate maybe 4-5…the rest I sent with our son to his work place and the guys enjoyed them!). However I didn’t stop with brownies…urgh!!! I also got some chips – lightly salted potato chips AND corn chips. We enjoyed a few for lunch and later on.
Morale of our error is don’t do what we did! I paid the consequences for several nights with my stomach being upset. It dawned on me then (duh!) that my body was revolting for eating the carbs I knew I shouldn’t eat but wanted. I should have taken the advice from my son-in-law who shared his consequences of binging on carbs after not having them for so long…an upset stomach!
So often we think we’re being kept away from the things that taste good because we’re wanting to get healthier. We’re not being kept away from them really. We’re choosing to eat other things that satisfy and nourish us. A handful of chips make you want to eat another handful. Then come the cookies you haven’t had for ages, or the delicious chocolate brownies. Okay, ENOUGH of that! I know you understand this entire process because you’re not unlike me…you’ve been there.
SO, how do we handle these times? We walk right on by the ‘sweet shop’, the ‘salty shop’, the ‘tempting shop’, and determine we’re not going to indulge for just a second of tempting taste for hours of our body revolting and yelling at us. We’re going to stay on the road to healthy eating!
It’s worth the discipline and effort. Stay the course. You’ll be happier.
Let’s continue eating healthy y’all!