Friday, August 31, 2012
I haven't had cereal for at least 5 years or more since I went low carb, but ever since I answered the 50 questions in a bog and said that my favorite cereal is Rice Chex, I have been craving Rice Chex for the past 2 or 3 weeks. I just couldn't get them off my mind. So, today I asked DH to get me a box of Rice Chex when he went grocery shopping and I had a bowl with whole milk as soon as I got home from work this afternoon (early out for the holiday weekend) What a pleasure and relief.
I think that sometimes when we deny ourselves certain foods for a really long time and get a real hankering for them, that we should just have some and get it over with. Now I can stop thinking about it. I'm sure I'll have a few more bowls, but then I'll be done with my Rice Chex for a long time, but I'm not giving them up forever. I'm sure they'll still be selling them in another year or two from now.
I used to deny myself Peanut butter for years and I became obsessed and if there was any PB in the house I was like a drug addict, eating all of it till it was gone. Now that I have it in the house regularly and allow myself a few teaspoons every now and then, I don't crave it like a lunatic anymore.
Maybe a little bit of what we love in moderation is better than total deprivation. So, I think I will enjoy a small bowl of my Rice Chex for breakfast this holiday weekend as a special treat and feel satisfied and move on. (It brought be me back to my childhood of RC, Cherios and Rice Crispies... The low sugar cereals my mom used to give me.) Monday I'll be back to my low carb breakfast and move forward.
We deserve a special treat every now and then, just not every few days.
Happy Labor Day everyone.