You know those days when you are trying to balance healthy habits, whole foods and your cravings for cheeseburgers?
Oh, you don’t have those days?
The day started out great. Yoga Sculpt always kicks my booty and I feel incredibly strong and like the wimpiest person in the room all at the same time. It’s amazing. Breakfast was a combination of oatmeal and greek yogurt – filling and full of protein and fiber.
But then I made the mistake of not packing a lunch. Why I do this to myself I’ll never know – my options are extremely limited and I obviously know this. I’m sick of the salad bar at Byerly’s, Chipotle is out because I just had Mexican for dinner and for some reason unbeknown to me, there isn’t a decent deli to just get a good sandwich in my vicinity.
So I decided to try a salad from Smashburger. I thought that if I got a burger on top of a salad I would be covering all my bases: a lunch full of veggies and a craving for burgers. As I placed my order, part of me had a second thought and I almost just got a burger because they have whole grain buns and all sorts of fun toppings! But I went with my salad.
It was pretty good, but the minute I finished it, I realized that I was still starving. I panicked. My desk drawer only contained dried mango slices. It was 4 degrees out. (aka, I was not about to venture outside again) so I went to the vending machine and got a bag of cheetos.
Orange fingers and 320 calories later, I was reminded of a important concept. Your body does a really good job of telling you what it wants. Listen to it. And don’t try to trick it with a burger topped salad. It won’t be fooled.
You win some, you lose some. I’m not worried about the calories, or the processed food but looking back, I’d prefer a burger on a real bun over cheetos any day.
Do you ever have those days? Do you listen to your body or your “healthy mind?”