When Your Diet Stays on Vacation After You Get Back
Isn’t it weird how your body goes back to your pre-weight loss dietary cravings SO easily? You go on vacation for a few days, splurge on a few meals, and when you get back every craving you have is for the foods you’ve tried to ease out of your diet: pizza, pasta, bread, cheese, not to mention desserts! Why don’t I crave the salads, fresh veggies, fruits I’ve been eating since the first of the year? Why do I still crave cheese, bread and pasta, the things I ate while on vacation and am still somehow eating? Oh — let’s not even bring up tracking my calories.
I’ve gotta tell you, getting back to my weight loss eating patterns has been a real struggle this week! Part of my problem is that I am getting busier at work, so I’m not always taking the time to put my lunch together in the morning or do my meal planning for the evening. I have this delusion that I’ll make good choices when I go through the drive through at lunch. Who am I kidding? I have the willpower of a two-year-old. If I go through the drive through I’m ordering the cheeseburger AND fries.
Getting back on track is going to take a conscious effort of getting back to making healthy choices…counting my calories, eating more fruits and veggies, less take-out…sigh. All of the things that I know are good for me and will help me reach my weight loss goals. All of the things that separate me from my “two-year-old” level willpower. Welcome to being an adult — dang it.