You know how some werewolves lock themselves up before the full moon so they can’t harm anyone? I’ve done that to myself this evening…because if I saw you on the street with a donut or bowl of cereal, I’d kill you for it. Nothing personal. Wanna know why? Good. I’ll write this article about it, because it’s the only frikkin thing I can think about at the moment.
I’m calling 100%, complete BS on the idea that you should allow yourself everything in moderation. It’s because of that common non-wisdom that I’m not remotely hungry, but my brain is telling me that finding carbs is the highest priority. I’ve been perfectly fine without cake, ice cream, cereal (cereal is the devil btw), chips, etc for a while now. Well, two days ago was my kid’s birthday…
My diet has been on track, I’ve been losing bodyfat and getting close to my “after photo” self again, so no biggie on one slice of cake and one scoop of ice cream, right? WRONG! That stuff literally stimulates the same part of my brain as heroin. Not. Kidding. (here’s a Livestrong article explaining how heroin works, except they are talking about sugar. Same mechanism!)
I warned myself ahead of time that I had to have just one serving. Well, I broke. I had a few extra bites of leftover cake before bed. Then I woke up and had cake for breakfast. I never eat before leaving for work in the morning!
I ate fine the rest of the day. Until I got home from the gym and NEEDED another slice…and maybe a bite off the next slice. I looked at the rest and, with heroic effort, stuffed the whole thing down the garbage disposal. Victory!
Just one hit and, as predicted, I was chasing the high all over again. The house is now barren of simple carbs, and I’m having some serious withdrawals. Happens every time…I’m going to suffer for a few days, then it won’t be as bad. In a couple of weeks, I just won’t care anymore.
Perhaps some people really are better off having just a little, but be damn honest with yourself if that’s going to be your approach. I think, more often than not, that an indulgence derails diets and makes people feel like they simply “can’t stick to a diet.”
If you’ve had a hard time sticking to your diet, maybe do yourself a favor – detox once and for all. Cut that crap out and DO NOT indulge in simple sugars like sweets or cereal. If you feel that you could never live without sweets, then you need to cut them out more than anyone. I promise that the “need” for them will go away, and you’ll finally be free to stay in control. Stay clean – get lean.
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