It was another weekend way off plan — and I have no one to blame but myself.
Weekend? Let’s be honest. It started on Friday and continued through Monday. That’s four of seven days.
Why do I do that to myself?
The 64,000-dollar question, that one is. If I knew the answer, I could stop doing it.
Sure, it’s partly a desire to pretend to be normal … to pretend I can eat whatever I want without regard to its dairy, fat or flour content. (By the way, that Cheddar Bacon Onion burger from McD’s tastes fantastic … but not as good as the holiday peppermint McFlurry.)
But I’ve proved time and time again that when I eat crap, I just crave more crap. Once I start, I can’t/don’t want to stop. I feel the need to eat all those things I “shouldn’t” have because I’ll be starting over again tomorrow and won’t be able to eat them EVER AGAIN.
Yeah, that attitude’s a problem. But in the case of dairy/grains on a paleo plan, it’s true.
I can’t figure out why I struggle more with straight paleo than I did with the Whole30. I also can’t figure out why it doesn’t bother me to avoid carbs on a low-carb diet, yet I keep wanting to sneak (dairy, especially) non-paleo eats.
When I look at paleo recipes, they’re all tempting — and I’ve loved every one I’ve tried. I know it’ll work for me as a weight-loss diet, because I lost while doing the Whole30. I also believe it’ll help me get over my issues with food.
So what am I going to do about the problem?
1. Shake up this week of Best Body Bootcamp. Instead of the usual “get 64 oz of H20/day” and “track eats” directives, I’m going to try “Say one nice thing to yourself each day” and “foam roll every night before bed.”
2. More veggies, fewer fruits. I’ve been skimping on the veggies and mowing down on Honeycrisp apples like they’re going out of style (maybe because they ARE. They won’t be around forever …) I’m going to chop up jicama and cucumber spears, roast some more eggplant, butternut squash and brussels sprouts so I have them ready to grab and go. I’m also going to try this mashed cauliflower recipe ASAP.
3. Eat full meals. I’ve been snacking on a meat patty here, a handful of nuts there. I want to sit down with a plate (or bowl) that includes protein and at least two sources of veggies.
Boy, for someone who didn’t want to talk about it, I sure had a lot to say.