I ate well this morning and during the day today. I had a hankering for a Sprite in the late afternoon. I sucked on a Life Saver instead. Yay me! Then dinner came...
For dinner I chose to have an egg sandwich and a handful of tater tots. I could have foregone the bread, and certainly the tater tots...but I didn't. I am rarely eating carbs, so I don't think it's terrible to have some. As long as I'm conscious of the food choice I'm making, I'm allowing myself to indulge, provided it's limited.
My Sprite craving earlier got me to thinking, though. I haven't had many cravings since I started to eat more healthfully. That was kind of surprising. The only ones I can recall were the Frosted Flakes cereal the other night and then the soda today. I believe I've eaten at least 1/2 cup of yogurt a day since I began this journey. The yogurt has probiotics and prebiotics. I'm not sure if that plays a part in the decreased cravings, but I recalled reading an article that indicated it might. (I don't recall the exact article I had read previously, but I found a recent article here in case anyone is interested in reading more on the topic.)
So what's my point here? My point is that while I'm definitely making better choices than I was before, it doesn't feel as challenging to do as it has in the past. Why is that? Maybe it's because I'm committed to it. Maybe it's simply because I'm conscious of my decisions. Maybe it's because of probiotics/prebiotics. Or, maybe it's a combination of all those things. I don't know. I just know that I'm loving the fact that I don't feel deprived. I'm not counting calories and I'm still eating things I enjoy. That's exciting!
Be open to what comes.