Thursday, August 26, 2010


I was thinking a lot about last night's eating binge after I went to bed. I realized it all could have been prevented if I had listened to my body to begin with. At dinner time, I did not want to eat tuna apple sandwiches. I wanted a yogurt bowl. But for some reason I have this idea ingrained within me that I need to eat what is served--even if I am the one serving it, apparently. And yogurt is not a dinner food, so that just seemed off-limits. So I went ahead and followed social conventions and ignored my craving and ate the tuna sandwich. It didn't satisfy the craving, though, so I ended up eating cereal later to give my body what it wanted.

I have heard the theory that your body craves what it needs but I think a lot of the time that theory is used to justify eating things you WANT. But there might be some truth to it. All weekend I was craving red meat, which I usually avoid. But who knows--I could have been low in iron or something. I finally had some and it was great. I'm going to try to be more in tune with my cravings and also more open to eating what I want as long as it is healthy. I mean, it's not like I was craving one of these...
You've heard about these donut bacon burgers, right? I get waves of nausea just thinking about them.

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

1000 calories. I know you were wondering.