Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Why I Could Never Go on A "Diet"

The other day I had a routine physical. It contained a urinalysis. The reason I shared that information is that I think mentioning a urinalysis is funny due to the movie "Fletch." Anyway, in preparation for this physical, I was supposed to fast for 8 - 12 hours beforehand and also abstain from eating sugary and fatty foods for an entire day prior to the tests. Now, I don't typically eat tons of sugary or fatty foods, but the second I told myself that I was not allowed to eat them, I craved them. For example, here is something that I would normally crave for dinner:



And suddenly, this is what I craved:



I don't even really like hot dogs! And aren't they mostly fat?

I also craved this:



I really don't crave ice cream very often, but I tell you what, the restriction of sweet stuff really caused me some serious cravings.

So hurry! Tell me that I'm not allowed to eat vegetables and grains!

5 comments:

Mellissa said...

You are not allowed to eat vegetables and grains!

That is really funny that you started craving those foods.

I've wished many, many times that I craved vegetables the way I crave chocolate.

Sarah said...

Isn't that the truth... I find that when I'm not really paying attention to what I'm eating, that I actually do pretty good. It's when I focus on it that it gets really hard to eat wisely!

So, how do I make sure I'm eating well without thinking about it....?

julie said...

Years ago, I went on Weight Watchers for a few weeks and gained weight! I think it's because it required that I spend more time thinking about what I was eating than I normally did. The result: I craved more "bad" foods and gave into the cravings. I know a lot of people who do great on WW, and that's totally awesome, but I realized that the more I track my food, or "diet", the less likely I am to eat properly.

I hope your physical came back with fantastic results and that you're uber healthy and will live for 90 more years...or so.

Cardine said...

Mellissa - Thank you. I am craving vegetables already!

Sarah - One thing that helps me is by just buying foods that are good for me when I go to the store. If I have candy at home, I eat it. If I don't have it, I don't eat it.

Julie - I woke up this morning thinking of you. I think I had a dream about Paris or something. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who craves the stuff I'm not supposed to eat just because I'm not supposed to eat it. I hope you live a long and healthly life, as well. I honestly don't want to live another 90, unless I'm healthy and sane and capable of taking care of myself. Otherwise, count me out in my own due time. :)

tearese said...

So true, so true. I eat great, unless I am consciously trying to eat more healthy. Blizzards are my downfall..luckily I don't live anywhere near any fast food places at the moment.