Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Food triggers

Do you know what foods trigger your cravings? I have never really thought about it much but I think I will start. I am begging to think breads, sweets & my most favorite pizza are trigger foods for me. Saturday night we went out to dinner for Valentines day & I had a roll then we had bruchetta and what happened? Sunday I had cravings for more bread, salty food & sweets. I ended up having a few pieces of chocolate, some chips & pizza on Sunday, ( I only had 2 pieces because I made it & it was just not all that good). I thought my cravings would be over, little did I know it would just get worse. I already told you about my pizza catastrophe on Monday, well yesterday I am just sitting here at work working away & a big craving hit me like a ton of bricks. I had my lunch so I was not hungry but all of a sudden I was like I would like some chocolate. The angel & devil on my shoulder start arguing. I am tired maybe I will skip the gym & go home & pig out. This goes back & forth for about an hour. So finally I say no you can not pig out you have to weight in tomorrow, but you really want the food. But did I really want it or is it something else? I am not sure what else it is, maybe boredom. So what did I end up doing you ask? I talked my self out of the fridge & got myself to the gym. I did 50 minutes on the elliptical, when I got in my car after the work out I said out loud to myself I am so happy I came to the gym. So my new theory of exercising to ward off cravings worked for me again yesterday. Today is weight in day & I am not expecting a big loss but I am hoping for at least a loss.

6 comments:

C said...

I know when I hit the gym I eat much better, I make the best choices. I don't want all the working out to be in vain. But on the days that I can't make it, such as today, it is hard. I want to throw in the towel and just pig out. I crave grease, oddly enough. I started Alli so that I would remember the 'treatment effects' before I ate the greasy foods! So far it is working. I started Saturday and today is Wed. no 'treatment effects' so far. I haven't lost any weight, but I know that I am doing what is right for my body! Keep on keepin' on!

Nerd Girl said...

i think accomplishments like that are even more appraise worthy then losing pounds! You totally battled your craving and beat that thing down! Go girl!

*a said...

I've totally learned that bread is my trigger too. I eat so much bread throughout the day, that trying to cut back is so hard!!!! I guess that's what happens growing up in an Italian family where a loaf of bread is the most important part of the meal!!!

Good job for getting to the gym! I wish I could say I did the same today, but I totally slacked. Hopefully next time I crave something and have my head in the fridge, I can do what you did and get my butt in the car and workout!

Brandi said...

That is SO AWESOME that you talked yourself out of it AND went to they gym. 2 MAJOR steps in the right direction! Good for you and good luck on the scale today! :)

Ron said...

Congrats on making that better choice of going to the gym!! Keep making those kinds of decisions and you will have nothing but success to report!!!

Beach Bound said...

Good work!