Good girl

I’ve been a good girl today, fighting the temptation to overeat on unnecessary junk quite successfully. I’ve been feeling kind of down for the past few days because of my snacking, so today when the urge to buy a cookie hit, I ignored it. Typically I’m a proponent of actually satisfying my cravings. You see dessert on this blog every day. I just can’t be sane without it! But when it gets out of control, I need to “detox” a bit with cleaner eats and more nutritious foods. It’s all about balance!! As you’ll see below, I wasn’t eating carrot sticks all day – my food was still satisfying, mentally and physically. 😀

What else made me happy today? SUNFLOWERS! They were everywhere at the farmers market and I just had to get a little bouquet. Sunflowers are such happy flowers, don’t you think? :)

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BREAKFAST

2 wildberry waffles with Barney Butter and a bruised apple (still yummy!)

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LUNCH

Giant salad: mixed greens, grape tomatoes, leftover steak, mushrooms and peppers, roasted red peppers, and carrots

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+ organic red grapes for dessert

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SNACKS

Macaun apple (pre-gym snack). At the gym I lifted for 45 minutes and did a bit of foam rolling. My legs are tight!

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Sea salt somersaults <3

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1/2 FFL english muffin with Nutella (made it instead of buying a pastry – Nutella is no health food but the whole grains in the english muffin definitely made this snack a healthier choice than a cookie)

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TJ’s light string cheese

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DINNER

Homemade pizza on TJ’s herb/garlic dough (we used 2/3 of the dough for this pie for 2)

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Tonight I ate 1/4 of the pizza with tuna and corn for toppings. We used to eat tuna/corn pizzas in Israel all the time, since meat and dairy together isn’t kosher. It may sound strange, but this combo is SO delicious. The corn kernels just pop in your mouth and burst with flavor. Yum yum yum 😀

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Oh yeah, I also had a sip of Adam’s glass of pizza wine :) It was surprisingly sweet – almost like a Riesling. I liked my sip 😆

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How do you like that classy $2 price tag right on the bottle? 😉

Do you ever get urges to eat junk, day after day? If so, how do you deal with it?

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24 comments to Good girl

  • I DO get the urges! But like you, I also recognize that when I eat crap, I feel like crap. It is so much more rewarding physically, mentally, and emotionally to just skip the junk! I always feel better!

  • Kyo

    Tuna and corn pizza sounds really good. I was thinking about making a pizza this weekend, so I’ll give it a try. :)

    I never thought about things being kosher or not, but it always seems to surprise me when fish isn’t considered as a meat. I would have assumed that fish can’t be eaten with dairy either.

  • Aw, I can’t see some of the photos. Maybe it’s just me.

    And I know what you mean, sometimes the cravings go “too far” and we just have to say no and eat healthier things for a couple of days. :)

  • This reminded me to check out the foam roller – thanks!
    I have SUCH a sweet tooth, once I start I can’t stop, I can’t even keep sweeets in the house.

  • I love those sunflowers! You’re right; they are happy flowers!

    Good job knowing your cravings and satisfying them in a more healthful way!

  • Gorgeous flowers! A beautiful bouquet can brighten my mood any day.

    I like the TJ’s garlic and herb pizza dough, and have been thinking about trying my hand at a homemade whole wheat version. I’ll have to pick up a bottle of pizza wine when I do ;).

  • I am definitely putting corn on pizza soon!

  • Yay I can see them now. 😛 Beautiful sunflowers!

    And that pizza looks so good! I love pineapple in my pizza. And green pepper. :)

  • I definitely get junk food cravings, but my biggest problem is actually PEANUT BUTTER. It was banished from my apartment for awhile because I was eating it straight from the jar and going through about a jar a week. Not good. So peanut butter had to become the only thing (besides ice cream which can also come out to get me) that I serve with a measuring spoon!

  • Adam

    Hey! What’s wrong with a $2 half bottle of wine! It *was* on sale, marked down from $5 might I add :)

    I actually really liked it and would buy it again.

  • 1) When I eat less refined sugar, I want less refined sugar. White sugar is 100% addictive for me and when I am regularly eating sweet treats, I will find myself sitting at my desk craving cookies, a chocolate sundae, a milkshake, and a root beer float- simultaneously! But when I cut my consumption of it pretty sharply, after a grouchy week or two, I want it considerably less.
    2) I always satisfy my sweet tooth. I may not eat a lot of white sugar, but I eat a lot of sweet food. Breakfast is almost always sweet- a greek yogurt parfait with berries, cereal or granola, and a little honey or else oatmeal with fruit and nut butter. My snacks are generally sweet as well- A piece of fruit, yogurt and berries, a smoothie, an energy bar, a spoonful of peanut butter, or a peanut butter banana.
    3) If I have dessert, sometimes I go ahead and have a little bit of something wonderful and rich (vanilla haagen daz, for example), but I often try to have something that is pretty good for me or at least has some whole grains- like raw banana soft serve, or a crumble made with baked fruit and an oatmeal and ww flour topping. I’m also a huge fan of the Cyclops Frozen Greek Yogurt. I don’t eat dessert every day because I let myself either have dessert or a glass of wine in the evening and I often would rather have a glass of wine. And I NEVER eat something sweet that I don’t absolutely love. Life is too short to eat cheap chocolate. :)
    4) When a craving hits, I first consider that the junk food I’m craving isn’t going to make me feel full. Then I remember that it will give me a stomach ache. Then I have something to drink- water or some hot tea. Then I’ll have a spoonful of peanut butter if the craving is still there. If all those things don’t work (and 90% of the time, they do), I’ll go ahead and let myself have a sweet.

  • Elina

    Kyo – I’m honestly not sure about the background for kosher rules, but yeah – no animal meat and dairy together :)

    Kirsten – definitely check it out. It’s seriously a must-have for every runner!

    Madeline – I had the same problem with Barney Butter. Thankfully I can eat it like a “normal person” now 😆

    Adam – I think $2 is a great deal for this wine!

    Shelly – thanks so much for your thoughts on this!! 😀

  • Wow–corn and tuna on pizza! I am intrigued and I would love to give it a try!

  • I definitely know how you feel. I fall off the wagon from time to time eating food that’s not healthy rather than making smart choices. Usually, after a day or two I feel gross and go grocery shopping to stock up on more nutritious food. I always feel lighter when I eat lighter – lots of fruits, veggies and whole grains! That way there is always room for a little dessert.

  • i totally get urges for junk food, especially in college when it seems like they are trying to shove it down your throat at the cafe and your friends are order large pizzas at 2am! I have fallen in love with dried fruit, its sweet, yet healthy and if you get the ones with no added sugar, its natural energy booster without the fake or extra amounts of sugar!
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  • I convinced myself about 3 years ago that I hated junk food. I definitely have a sweet tooth but I’m at a point where nutritious sweet stuff makes me happy. But sometimes when I’m traveling for work and there are no options and I start eating junk, I go into serious need for a cleanse!

  • Sunflowers are my very favorite flower. They are so happy, you can’t help but smile!

    I find that when I eat a lot of sugar, I really crave it. I do have to draw a line sometimes and almost get it out of my system, in order for the cravings to abate.

  • I’ve been working hard lately to ignore junk food cravings as long as possible. They usually go away. It’s been working so far.

  • OMG EVERYTHING LOOKS SO INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS!!!!

  • Tuna and corn pizza sounds so good to me!!

  • Tiffany

    I think Shannon and I have the same problem; when I eat a lot of sugar, it’s at the forefront of my mind when I have a craving. Nothing else satisfies.

    I try to eat well, or at least modify what I eat so I feel less guilty about what I’m putting in my body. I’ve cut out all white flour, buy whole wheat foods, buy organic fruit and meat, and stay away from sugary drinks (minus coffee, but c’mon-it’s coffee). I could stand to eat more veggies, but Kyle hates them and I can never eat them fast enough on my own before they go bad.

    But it always comes back to sugar. It’s my drug of choice, and sometimes it’s consuming and bothersome, and I worry I over do it too often /:

  • I tend to get the urge to eat junk if I’m out and I’m starving! So, I always try to be prepared with healthy alternatives. Plus, there is usually some sort of grocery store near everywhere I go besides school. That makes life easier. Another thing that helps me is the non-junk alternatives: Amy’s meals, Newmans versions of cookies and candy. Not that these are all the most nourishing eats but they are better than their artificial-ingredient-filled originals.

  • I think tuna and “sweetcorn” is a popular combination in the UK, too. Personally, I love corn, and I love tuna, so I don’t see how it could be bad 😉

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