Clean eating with a side of ice cream

Miles Run: 0 but completed some strength training 

Beers Consumed: 0

Cravings are soooo annoying. You’re on a roll, you’ve been eating great and then all of a sudden you get a craving for… popcorn, chocolate, pretzels, m&ms, or ice cream.  For the next four hours, you smell peppermint, you eat a piece of fruit, everything you’re told to do and nothing helps.  So, you give in and for a split second, you are feeling good, then the ugh hits your stomach and you remember that you just worked your arse off to get rid of the 200 empty calories you ate (even if you aren’t counting calories, these are empty and so you care. 

This, of course happened to me this week.  It’s the first week of getting back to clean eating. That means green smoothie once a day (which in the beginning means a lot of upset stomachs when you aren’t used to that many greens) and no processed foods. Overall successful.  Until the craving hit.

All I wanted was ice cream.  I could not get it out of my head.  Luckily, I’m not the only one.  It’s a proven fact (2004) that women’s food cravings are literally in their head – specifically the hippocampus, insula, and caudate, which are supposedly the same areas of the brain that make us crave drugs.  Funny thing, since that study, many people not consider sugar to be a drug…

So, yeah, basically, I’m just supposed to do all the normal things you do, avoid triggers being the number one.  So what’s the trigger? No idea!!!!!! Really.  Stress?  Not stressed.

But maybe the truth is, in six days, I’ve only had one craving day.  Is that so bad? Nah, I don’t think so.  Though, I could really use a slice of pizza right now.

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