Egg-stra sensory perception
I'm sitting here resisting temptation.
I might not remember what day of the week it is or what someone's name is, but I can list every bit of 'naughty' food in the house. At this very moment I know there's a Cadbury's cream egg in the kitchen cupboard along with a box of caramel wafers left over from a family visit. I know there's a half eaten tub of ice cream in the freezer. And I know there's a few slices of bread in the bread bin and marmalade in the fridge. I know which packets are open and those that are not yet touched. No matter what I'm doing or how hungry (or not) I am, I always know exactly what food in the house. It is my curse.
I'm sure it's not a healthy eating way of thinking and it's one of the reasons I have to be very careful about what I buy. But after family visits and making sure I'm fully fuelled for my runs, temptation lurks in the kitchen.
It's not too bad if the packet's unopened; I can resist pretty well if the seal's not touched. I don't know why, but it's a lot easier to resist an unopened pack of biscuits. But once they're unleashed, the genie's out of the bottle and I am lost. And it's not just one biscuit. I have a little voice inside that says 'You're going to eat it sooner or later so why not just get it over and done with'. So I do, sounds logical to me!
I could justify it, I did a long run yesterday and that surely merits a cream egg or a slice of toast? After all, I did use up 1500 calories on the run, haven't eaten chocolate for days (!) and that egg is only 180 calories (less than a kit kat!). Even Dame Kelly Holmes rewards herself with chocolate ... You get the picture? I can be very persuasive!
So far I've distracted myself with cups of green tea, writing this blog, doing the ironing, playing with the cats and planning my next run. Maybe if I keep going I'll forget all about that little cream egg sitting in the cupboard.
I know I'm not going to chuck it in the bin (goes against my heritage and my upbringing), so later today when my chores are done, I'm going to sit down with my feet up and have that cream egg and a cup of tea and I'm going to enjoy every mouthful.
I know it's bad, but what's life without the odd bit of naughtyness? And sitting down to a well planned treat is miles different to binge eating direct from the kitchen cupboard.
Hope your weight loss journey is on track, if not I'm sure it will be