Being on a gluten free diet doesn’t usually bother me…until I smell pizza or warm fresh sourdough bread.
I am currently watching my brother eat cheese pizza and my stomach grumbles, yearning for the doughy-cheesy goodness. The smell is intoxicating…what would it actually feel like in my mouth to eat a piece – the texture, the taste…? How would I feel afterwards?
I know that if I had a piece I wouldn’t feel good about it afterwards. I’d wish I hadn’t done it — not because of the calories, not because it is late at night, but because of what’s in it: HFCS, hydrogenated oils, and gluten. I know what harmful affects these ingredients have on my body (headaches, nausea, itching, aches and pains). I love my body. I do not wish to harm my body. I love myself, and do not wish to hurt myself.
These are the conversations I have with myself when cravings hit. And they help, because the deeper reasons for not eating override the reasons to eat. I remember the long term consequences, and the short term satisfaction loses its appeal.
And then the next day, I treat myself to a gluten free version, sans the extra crap.
What helps you overcome unwanted cravings?