Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Diet Cravings!

When I diet or cut something from my diet, I ALWAYS crave the same four things.  When I make it past Day 3, I don't crave it near as hard, but my goodness, the first 72 hours all I can think about are these things:

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1. Donuts.

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I LOVE DONUTS.  I rarely eat them, but when I diet, I ask myself why I didn't have them every morning for breakfast every day of my life from birth to present.  Seriously, they're like the ultimate.

I'm not choosy.  I am an equal donut opportunist.  Til death do me part.

(But my forever love will always be the chocolate covered glazed.  With sprinkles.)

2. Oats.

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I cut all gluten & diary when I want to lose weight, and from doing so, I've discovered that I should probably always cut gluten.  My body is so very different and works better (like it's supposed to) when I am gluten free.  I'll spare the details, but gluten & dairy give me problems.  Anyway, when I cut them, ALL I WANT IS OATS!!!!

Oatmeal (which I don't even like!)
Oatmeal cookies
Oat cereal
Oatmeal cake

ALL I WANT IS OATS.

Well, for the first 3 days, anyway.  :)

3. Homemade flour tortillas.

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I mean, really.  There's no explanation needed for this craving.

4. Queso.  Lots and lots of queso. With salty chips, of course.

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I typically prefer the white queso over the yellow.  But goodness gracious, when I diet, all I want is the yellow.  GIMME THE YELLOW QUESO AND NOBODY GETS HURT!

Phew.  Glad I got that off my chest.

So next time I feel like falling off the wagon, you'll likely find me hiding in a corner with queso in my hair, glaze on my fingers, oats scattered to and fro, and a hot tortilla (with butter!) stuffed in my mouth.  You may be frightened at first, but you'll soon realize what a beautiful sight it really is.

Oh, the woes of childbirth and aging.  I should write an ode to my glory days of eating.  It was a good run, Whitney.  A deliciously good run.

Sigh.

What do you crave when you diet?






11 comments:

  1. You do know that oats are gluten-free, right?! :-)
    You would have to buy a fancy brand though (organic), because most mainstream oats are cross-contaminated.

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  2. Ughhhh, I so relate to this post. I'm 31 now and I just had my first child 12 (almost 13) weeks ago. I miss the days of not having to diet...ohhhh how I miss them. Please write that post :) I'm trying so hard to get back in shape!!!!

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  3. I crave allllllll the foods when I am dieting! Mainly pasta. Or pop. And suddenly, the salads that I always enjoyed before taste like dirt and I can't/won't eat them.

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  4. Pizza....I always want pizza.....and a side of ranch with everything

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  5. A few times I haven't been allowed to eat for 24hrs for medical reasons, and that reeeally makes you crave stuff. Like hamburgers - and I don't even like hamburgers! Donuts are suddenly also very important all of a sudden. Luckily, I have never needed to actually diet yet, phew! I'm 25 and have one child.. We'll see when I'm in my 30s, right? Eeh... But I have the same problem with gluten. I don't think I have celiac but especially wheat just doesn't always agree with me.. Oh, and the same with dairy but guess what - unpasteurized dairy products have always worked great. However, I know it's like impossible to get them there...

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  6. Would love if you could do a post on your healthy gluten- and dairy- free meal ideas or recipes, thanks!

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  7. QUESO!! It's always the queso!!

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  8. Yes, yes! Flour tortillas. WHY do they have to be so unhealthy?

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  9. Oh, I shouldn't have read your post. Now my tummy is growling!

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  10. Bob's Red Mill makes gluten free oats! I find them just in my regular local grocery store. I can't tell the difference.
    Also, ALL OF THE ABOVE!

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  11. McDonald's....and donuts.
    It always comes back to donuts and McDonald's (both of my pregnancies included too many trips to McDonalds) and we endulge in "Donut Friday" every week. :0)

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