I am my biggest obstacle. I do a lot of things wrong when I diet, and they are all starting to rear their ugly heads.
The first thing I do wrong – I crave. Now, I know that’s not something I can get around. We all have cravings. This week, I’ve craved everything from fried pickles (thank, Lisa!) to coffee ice cream. I don’t even like coffee ice cream. Last night, while watching the Food Network, I saw back to back commercials for Olive Garden’s new ravioli dish and the TV show Cupcake Wars, and began to seriously wonder how amazing cupcakes would taste wrapped inside a ravioli, drizzled with chocolate? I know, right? A totally new food group!
The thing that’s wrong with my cravings is I give into them in all the wrong ways. I had coffee ice cream last night – only a couple of bites, stayed within my daily calories, don’t panic. But because I don’t LIKE coffee ice cream, even though it cured the coffee ice cream craving, it left me feeling empty – and I wanted to eat something else. Which I did. Which put me over by about 100 calories for the day yesterday. Not a major misstep, I know, but it definitely stinks.
The solution? Obvious, isn’t it?