Me: “I cheated today.”
P: “What was his name?”
P: “Dunkin Donuts?”
Yesterday my department held their monthly birthday celebration. There were bagels, coffee cakes, cookies, and Dunkin Donuts Munchkins. Mmm…Munchkins. In my defense, I held out for a while, but soon I reached inside the box and grabbed some chocolate glazed Munchkins. Then two more. Then two more. So much for low carb, huh? For the rest of the day I felt ravenous. Even after a big salad for lunch and yogurt with fruit for a snack, I wanted more!
Enter my “aha moment”. On the days that my meals have been filled with fruits, veggies and lean proteins, I have felt very satisfied. When I reintroduced bad carbs/too much sugar into my diet, all I wanted to do was eat everything, and it was very difficult for me to rein it in. When I took time to reflect I realized that no only was my eating out of control after overindulging in too many Munchkins, I also felt lethargic and unfocused. This was all I needed to decide that binging on “bad” foods just isn’t worth it anymore. Just say no to Munchkins!
I definitely won’t cut out all indulgences because that wouldn’t be living, but I will make a conscious effort to make better choices when I want a sweet treat.
Have you had a similar “aha moment”?