The constant WANT VS: NEED war is an almost daily battle for me.
Or, as I think of it, My A-Game vs: My F-Game.
F: I WANT chocolate covered almonds.
A: I'll have an apple.
F: I WANT all the potato chips ever made.
A: I'll make popcorn instead.
F: I WANT pizza, with double cheese and bacon. And pepperoni. And sausage. And hot peppers.
A: It's make-my-own pizza night! Complete with loads of veggies and
F: I WANT ice cream. Ben and Jerry are my best friends.
A: I make my own with bananas, strawberries and coconut milk.
F: I WANT
A: I eat the pre-determined serving size of 28 grams. (which is like, SO! SMALL! Unfair!)
F: I WANT a cookie with my Subway sandwich.
A: I leave without the cookie. And the damn Coke Zero, too.
F: I WANT a hot dog/hamburger/poutine for lunch.
A: I eat a salad. Mmmmmmmm. Yummy.
When I'm playing my A-Game, my grocery cart is filled with fresh goodies from the produce section, lean meats and whole grains.
A-Game = Low-sugar, high-fiber, filling wholesome foods.
My F-Game on the other hand? Mostly triggered by stress, negative energy directed my way, limiting beliefs, and old patterns, my F-Game isn't pretty. It is chips, chocolate, cheese, pizza, shame, guilt, and weight gain.
I know it sounds like a lot of fun, and you're jealous.
F-Game = High sugar, low nutrient, hungry-again-in-an-hour foods.
With my whole being, I wish that I was one of those people who naturally had an "off switch" and no "trigger foods" in her repertoire. I don't understand these people.
Side note: I am also sooooo jealous of these people. Seriously, how does that even work? How do you just say 'no thank you' to dessert? chips? cheese? chocolate? If it really were as easy as having will power, wouldn't we all do it?
And while I am still a girl who sometimes wanders down the snack aisle and picks things up, puts them back, chooses another flavour, puts that back too, and then decides to get a chocolate bar instead....I am also a girl who hasn't stopped trying. I'm human, and I struggle, and I make bad choices, and I overeat occasionally, and I make honest efforts, and I will never give up.
Right now I'm on my A-Game.
Hope you are, too!
Have an awesome day!