Well, so far I’m not having any carb or sugar cravings. Guess the mind and body struggle is over. Thankfully, the mind won. I just had to push through the tough part just like at the gym. Part of me is wondering if, I truly conquered my craving or did I trick my body into thinking it had sugar.
Last night as I was contemplating ripping into the candy bar I had hidden away on top of the fridge a few days, I realized I was tired and thirsty. So, I decided to go to 7/11 and grab a coffee…at 930pm! (Yes, I know coffee at night, weird but I’m a night owl and I still had a lot to do). So while I was there I looked searched for other things I could possibly get and found out that there were zero to none that fell into my diet restrictions. Add to that, that once I was there I realized even a coffee wasn’t going to be the treat I’d imagined since I could not put anything in it. Well, I just can not drink black coffee so I added some sugar free flavor shots (3 to be exact at 12 cals a pump) which I normally avoid and a packet of Splenda. It was a blah in the taste department so I also grabbed a XXX Vitamin Water Zero. Both of these things claimed to be sugar free on the label with the Vitamin Water showing negative sugar from natural sources (but how can natural sweeteners be sugar free…not gonna question since I wanted it, BAD!) Well let me just say, that Vitamin water was the tastiest, sweetest most delicious thing EVER. After a few days of water, tea an nothing sweeter than an orange or apple, it was truly what the doctor had ordered. I just had a few sips of the coffee but that Vitamin Water…it didn’t have an ice cubes chance in hell. Gone it 60 seconds.
Anyway, my lack of cravings today has me thinking that it something to with my treats. Can’t be sure but either I ingested a small enough amount of sugar to quell the carb crazies OR just having the taste of something sweet, even without the sugar did the trick. Hmm, seems more research is needed. Whatever it was, it worked because I’m feeling pretty good today and like I can keep this eating plan going longer with a few less restrictions. We’ll see. I could also be feeling like this right now because I over slept (a lot) and started my day way later than usual. So, its also possible my body hasn’t had a chance to scream yet.
Um, also think that I’m, er…umm…detoxing because…well…we should all know what “detoxing” means when you are talking about health and not alcohol or drugs. Right? (Well technically food is a drug, and supposedly sugar is poison so its possible, I may have gone through my withdrawal period and that now my body is detoxing!) So yeah, that. Hmm…lets see how the rest of the day goes.