Hey lovely people! thanks for all your comments about my parents arrival and it was nice to know about relationships that you have with your parents. They’re really happy here, although with jet lag. My mom slept almost all day long yesterday and my Dad is sleeping now too. I guess they’ll need couples of days to adjust yet.
Today I want to talk about cravings. Everyone has cravings, to chocolates, to sugar, to fatty food. Mine particularly is to carbs…. especially whole wheat breads. During my 5 weeks stay in Argentina, I ate a pound or so of fresh baked bread everyday. They were delicious but I think it was just too much. Many times I wanted to cut it down but failed. My body craved it badly, like an addiction that can be relieved only feeding it more. I didn’t worry too much about it because I knew I had to take advantage of fresh bread while I was there, but I was afraid of continuing this addiction to carbs when I come back. Fortunately that didn’t happen. After just 2 days without it, my craving to carbs is “cured“. I don’t think about it anymore, when I’m hungry I don’t feel like having breads as I used to be. So, I wonder, why? What happened? And then I found this post. The main idea is the following:
Sugar is one of the most addictive substances of all. It’s not just “sweet stuff” sugar, but food that convert to sugar soon after you eat them like bread, pasta and starch vegetables. The reason that sugar has the extra additive is because it has to do with your beneficial intestinal flora versus the possibility of yeast developing. Yeast doesn’t just show up in the form of feminine yeast infections, it also shows up as a mucus in colds and other “side effects” such as poor digestion. The more sugar you eat, the more yo feed this yeast. If you suddenly stopping feeding the yeast by reducing your sugar intake, you can bet that the yeast is going to let you know it wants to you fed. That come in the form of cravings.”
It makes sense to me. Although it might sound too easy, but the way to cut cravings is just stop eating it! Just like a drug addict, the first few attempts will be hard. But then, the suffering will fade eventually. 😛
Do you have cravings? How do you deal with it?
Okay. Let’s do a quick recap of random eats (because my Mom slept all day!)
11AM: coffee + green superfood
Although it was okay (tasty and crunchy) I still prefer much more the chocolate flavor one. If I had to rate this, I’ll give 3/5.
Morning munches also included this: spiced dry lemon (Mom brought it)
Me trying to do some work while waiting my Mom to wake up for lunch
oh… and I had this frozen strawberries too
2PM: late lunch. Salad made with celery, tomatoes and yellow peppers with Liquid Gold Exilir
Main dish: sauteed broccoli with black fungus and tofu, seasoned with sesame oil, soy sauce, brown sugar and sesame seeds.
served with brown rice
It was a great combo: raw and cooked, perfect way to incorporate more veggies for Mommy. 🙂I served twice
After lunch, Mom went back to bed for a 3 hours nap. 😦 So I munched on these alone! 😉
Grapes were too sweet for me, I didn’t finish it. After mom got up, we went to the airport to pick up my Dad. Dad looks great!!! He lost weight, looks younger and healthier. 😀 I’m so happy for him!Back home, I offered to cook again. Mom requested more japanese noodles so I obeyed 🙂
but I wanted something different, so I made a salad with steamed kale and seaweed
and scrambled egg made with 2 wholes eggs and 1/2 cup of shredded zucchini
Let me introduce the family! Sorry that they’re not properly dressed for the shot
Dessert 1: fake ice cream a la Erin, made with ice, chia gel, frozen banana, frozen strawberries and stevia. My parents were amazed!!! 😀
Later on, as we chat watching TV, I had a bowl of kabocha and some dark chocolate.
Day Night 1 of reunited family was fabulous and more to come! 😛