Talk about a slippery slope!
I know this about myself. Well, at least now I can admit this to myself, about myself.
BREAD AND CHOCOLATE ARE NOT MY FRIENDS! 😱
Did I actually just type that out loud? 🤣
It is a hard thing to admit but I now realize that one bite, lick, or taste of bread or chocolate, and I will be binge eating it for a week (maybe more).
It takes at least 4 days for me to rid my body of this craving and then I have an easier time saying “no” to bread and chocolate, but once I cave in to just one taste; all bets are off.
This is a great article, “Sugar Might Be as Addictive as Cocaine”, and it speaks to how I seem to feel so uncontrolled once I start eating sugar and bread.
So, here is to the next 4 days of purging the sugar cravings from my system.
Are there certain foods that send you down the slippery slope of “can’t stop eating it”?
What is the first thing that passes your lips in the morning? Is it coffee, a donut, bagel, or a soda perhaps?
I have to say, I have never understood how someone can have soda first thing in the morning. I am not judging, I just don’t understand. I have a friend who would drink a soda first thing when she woke up. On the flip side, some people probably can’t understand why I would have plain coffee first thing in the morning. But, I digress…
When I am following a healthy eating lifestyle (yes, I know, I should always follow a heathy eating lifestyle) I try to drink a large glass of water first thing in the morning.
It’s a tough habit for me to start but once I get started I find that I tend to drink more water throughout the day.
Benefits of being hydrated: (the following list are things that I have experienced and may not be the same for everyone).
- Clearer skin
- Reduced puffiness in my face
- Less inflammation in my joints
- Less irritability
- Better digestion
- Weight loss
- Clearer thinking
- Lower blood pressure
It has also been said that, ‘the first thing that passes your lips in the morning will be what you crave throughout the day’. I have to agree with this statement. After of few days of starting my day off with water, I find that I crave it more and drink more of it throughout the day.
What is the first thing that you eat or drink after waking?