I’m not sure what planet I was living on when I thought I could mostly avoid food during this time. Because it’s simply impossible. FOOD IS EVERYWHERE. At least when I was 11, I was only taunted by meal times. Now I just have to be flicking through my Facebook timeline to see a video of a breakfast pizza or a ice cream bomb (or some kale and avocado, but funnily enough that doesn’t bring on the same cravings).
Interestingly, my main trouble point of the day is lunchtime. I say interestingly, as I have always considered dinner as the main meal of the day. Today on my lunch break (when I would usually be eating or buying my lunch), I walked aimlessly to John Lewis. The joys of working on Oxford Street – there is always a very large department store to fill any void nearby. I wondered around for a good half an hour – stopping several times at chocolate stands and even in the kitchen department. It’s scary how long I stared at cooking appliances.
Now here’s the thing – I know this is all psychological. To demonstrate, let me give you a list of all the things I’m craving (this is more for me than you, tbf)
- Big fat greasy cheeseburger
- Fry up
- Spaghetti Bolognese
I don’t eat dairy, and haven’t done for years, so I would never eat a cheeseburger or pizza – but I’ve seen both these things on social media the past 3 days. I barely ever step inside McDs, yet the golden M is now screaming at me on every street corner. And I only started craving spag bol in the past 15 minutes because my flatmate was having it for dinner. So it’s completely psychological. I’m not actually craving any of the things I eat regularly – like steak and Starbucks!! So I’m in an uphill battle with my own brain. How the hell do you win that?
Distraction really is key and (selfishly), that is one of the reasons why this blog is so invaluable to me. And if you’re reading, thank you!
My next post will divulge the details of my upcoming incredibly sober weekend socialising… will make for good reading I’m sure!!
PS – I’m still hungry