Cravings happens to me more often than I would like to admit, but I know that if this happens to me, I know it happens to you.
I started my day off great, I woke up at 6:30am and had my breakfast all ready to go. Ate a great breakfast then went out to start up work. I got focused on work and wasn't thinking about eating as I was in a flow.
Before I knew it lunch time was fast upon me. Now a little back story, I tend to eat about every 2-3 hours. Not huge meals but I do eat about every 2-3 hours something small at the very least. Today I didn't.
I got a text that I had to take my son to physical therapy, I also had an appointment an hour after his appointment. So I'd missed my window to eat. I rushed out the door to take him to his appointment.
I will tell you I was hungry, but I was going to be good and disciplined. I even drove by a Taco Bell and I drooled a little bit when we went by. I was hungry!
I was texting with a friend of mine about finding a time to connect. They told me they finished eating lunch at a sushi place I have only gone to eat at once.
Let me spin off a little bit here but stick with me, I will come back to this. I went out with my daughter and decided to try this new restaurant, they serve sushi and Thai food.
When I went I was hungry and got deep fried orange chicken. Which I rarely ever eat and I got sushi with a Thai iced coffee. Not the best meal by a long shot.
What I did in that moment was program my brain to know where to get fatty food, with lots of sugar in it. I couldn't take it back now, it is there, my brain knows where to get that food.
Coming back to the other day. I was so hungry and as soon as my friend told me where they ate. I instantly thought, orange chicken, sushi and a Thai iced coffee.
I was on a mission to get this food. I got my son dropped off at the house and time was tight but I was going to eat this food. I pushed it and did make it to my appointment a bit late, all to eat that food.
Yes I ate that food again, right after I knew what I had done. I even was going through in my head lets make a better choice on my food when I go there. But it didn't happen I ate it anyway.
I know this happens to a lot of people not only me. I see it all the time. One of the biggest lessons I learned from Dan was to make sure to eat throughout the day. Not snack!
When he said to eat, he meant eat mini meals or regular meals throughout the day. Not a handful of almonds, an apple, a little jerky or some deli meat. But a combination of these.
There was a reason why he said this. I am not sure he knew why, it had just always worked for him. I decided to work on cracking this code.
I figured out the solution and it all made eating food so much easy and I stopped feeling so guilty when I messed up.
I write you this to share that, you are not alone. That I do this as well and so many of my other clients have as well. But they are aware of it and learn how to make adjustments to this.
In the next emails I will share with you what has worked and what hasn't work.