Judging from my last post, it seems like I’m not the only one who struggles with making decisions!
So now if all of us decide to pull a blogger meet up together, we will be screwed because we will never be able to decide where or when, haha.
Anyway, last night for dinner I decided to make something a bit different. Of course I waited till the last minute to start cooking, so I wanted it to be quick and easy. What else is new..
I’m not sure why, but I bought broccoli sprouts the last time I went to the grocery store. I don’t think I’ve ever even made or ate them before. Is that weird?
I threw some coconut oil in a pan, then sautéed mushrooms, squash, and the sprouts all together until cooked. At the last minute, I threw in grilled chicken that I had cooked from the day before.
I sprinkled some garlic powder and ginger on top and voila! The ginger really made the dish. Super easy and yummy as well.
Today’s workout is going to be my favorite.. LEGS. I can’t believe I’m already almost halfway through the trainer! Six pack here I come ; )
Oh, and yes, I also love legs because that means no cardio. I NEVER though I would hear myself say those words, but it’s true. Moderate, steady cardio is just boring especially IN the gym.
I have barely run at all too. Who am I?!?! Stair master = death. I love to hate it.
I also wanted to talk about cravings. Yesterday on the Jamie Eason Live Fit page, someone commented about how their cravings were driving them nuts.
Following this clean eating meal plan, chocolate or any type of sweet is not recommended. Jamie has explained that you should consume no more than 5 g of sugars each meal.
Now, I definitely watch my sugar intake, but I do not count it and I’m positive I go over that amount. And I don’t really care, it’s not a big deal.
It’s hard to avoid natural sugars like in Greek yogurt (there is 9g of sugar in a cup of the plain), and other things, like fruit. It’s just hard to avoid that.
(Sorry, but I will continue to put love grown in my yogurt
But talking about cookies, chocolate, and things like that? I haven’t had ANY for months. And I don’t even crave it.
I remember when I was training for my half marathon, I still ate healthy, but I was much more lenient to eating things that may have not been so good for me. Around Christmas time especially, I was baking up a storm and eating my way through cookies and sweets.
I needed to up my calories though because of the amount I was running, so wine, chocolate, and cookies, hand ‘em over!
But I’ve found that once I stop eating those bad things, I quickly stop CRAVING them at all.
No, I have not craved a piece of chocolate or anything of that kind. I mean I do crave peanut butter and my whipped cottage cheese, but I crave good, clean things.
I used to eat TONS of fruit as well, and since I’ve lost some of my cravings for sugar, I don’t even crave fruit as much as I used to.
Just saying, I still do crave fruit at times, and maybe a glass of wine (hello I am human). It’s not that I NEVER crave these things, but it has drastically reduced.
My point is, if you discipline yourself for a few days or about a week, you will soon significantly reduce those cravings as well. Plus, there are TONS of clean eating sweets and recipes out there that you can swap for the real deal.
I know this is coming from a girl who stopped eating meat cold turkey (pun intended) for three years, and decided one day years ago that I wasn’t going to drink soda or eat fast food, and never did after that day.
But I promise I’m not a freak of nature. You can do it too!
Do you crave sweets the more you eat them?
Can you stop something right away, or do you have to go a little at a time?
Have you tried any new to you vegetables lately?