Today was the first day of my period and my cravings went up the roof! I usually get the big cravings a few days to a week before my period, so I wasn't prepared to be SO HUNGRY! I did not want to cave in. I was determined to conquer that insatiable craving for sugar...I failed miserably.
I did (almost) everything that I learned about combating the sugar cravings. I drank lots of water. I chewed on gum. I ate raw almonds and fruits. There were sugar free jello and puddings in the refrigerator, but it didn't appeal to me at all. I wanted the real thing. I wanted chocolate chip cookies and I wanted it now!
I only get these type of insane cravings when I am near or on my period. It didn't seem like anything was going to keep me away from eating cookies, so I gave in and ate them. I didn't stop at one...or two... I had 7 cookies! If there were more I would have eaten them. I held off to the bitter end and lost.
It is a sad state of affairs when I'm watching the professional dancers on "Dancing with the Stars," wishing I could have a body like theirs as I dust off the cookie crumbs from my pj's. I know you shouldn't compare your body to others, but you can't help it.
My big lesson for today...Don't keep cookies in the house!!! What techniques do you use to combat those sugar cravings?
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