Its my second day back!! Look at me I am so awesome, seriously kidding I promise. However, it does feel good knowing that I am now getting back into my grove of writing. It also might help that I have all day to plan what exactly I am going to be writing about. But at least I am filling my day productively.
Anyways, I wanted to talk to you about something that gets me every time. Its cravings.
Now I have a major sweet tooth. Honestly I can, and have in the past, finished off a can of icing. It took me 3 days but I did it. Nothing to be proud about but I am putting into perspective my sweet tooth. Anything sweet and I usually want it. Salty is good and it has its place but doesn’t really get me going like a candy does.
Besides its years of sweets and the lack of physical activity, but seriously mainly the sweets, that has gotten me to the pounds I am now. Which is 200. I mean ya I am down 30 pounds in a year and half (almost 2 starting July). I am proud to see those pounds gone. Could I have lost more if I changed my eating habits? Yes!
I have already given up Soda’s. It has actually been a year since I have had any soda. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be to tell the truth. Most of the time the hardest part is when you are away from normal restaurants and you want something to drink and all they have is soda. Thats the hardest. But happily it doesn’t happen much.
Before I started writing this and thinking about how I feel about sugar and my relationship with it (toxic) I was feeling some major cravings. The fact that there isn’t anything in the house that is sweet hasn’t stopped my sweet tooth. I was actually a few minutes away from getting in the car and heading over to a Walgreens and picking something up. I’ve done it before (yelling at myself the whole way but still did it) .
So I started thinking about things that I could and have before killed my cravings. This list might not work for you, you really do have to find your own ninch to really break free of the power of craving but I want to share it with you!
- Drink water. Usually I do room temp but if its bad enough cold water usually helps. I (not a doctor so not sure) believe it is because its a shock to the system.
- Play with the cat. Or in my case try to avoid the claws of my cat who was resting very peacefully and was disturbed by me.
- Put in a Workout DVD / Go for a Walk. Seriously, if I have time to crave (when at home) I have time to exercise.
- Make some green tea. I use this one more at work then at home but it gets me away from the craving danger.
- Write on your blog and think about everyone who reads it.
- Walk away from stressful situations. It isn’t always possible but I don’t need that stress in my life and neither do you!
I also saw this while looking at pictures for this post.
Which I have to say thank you to the google gods and whoever created this! Now this gives me, and hopefully you, and idea on how to combat the cravings. I see lots of fresh fruit, spinach, broccoli and cauliflower in my future.
But honestly I have to think to myself.
I have gone 1 year without soda. Yup 1 year being soda free. I did accidentally had a sip of a soda (in my defense I thought it was my cup in which I had unsweetened tea but it was my hubby’s cup) and it tasted HORRIBLE. So if I can go 1 year without soda I can do the same thing with junk food.
Now I am not going to start cutting out all sugar in my life. Naturally occurring sugars (which is in basically anything grown on a farm) and my Shakeology is staying. I want to concentrate on cutting out Candies and other none special occasion sweets. My jury is still out on my beer / wine but as I do not have a job right now…that is being cut out anyways.
Honestly this wasn’t easy to write. But I had to get it out from just being in me. So to end with. Hello my name is Alicia and I have a major Sweet Tooth. I have a plan and I am putting it into action.
Just as a reminder. I am hosting a 30 Day Free Shakeology Challenge Group. I do have to admit that when I take my shakeology everyday like I am supposed to it does help with my cravings its only when I don’t and go days without it that I find myself reaching. If you would like to know more about it let me know!
Thank you NeverEver’s for going through Cravings with me! I know we all have them and we all have different ways of getting rid of them. I would love to learn some of your tips for dealing with cravings!!