Hi, I am Erica Ashley and I am addicted to Bacon.....
The crispy salty meat, the taste just lingering your mouth; always craving more! I have a problem!
No joke, today I made 6 pieces of bacon for part of my Turkey Bacon lettuce wraps for lunch this week....I only have 1 piece left! I am embarrassed by the fact I ate 5 pieces of bacon today throughout the day but I. Just. Can't. Help. It!
Bacon is the one of few craving that the Whole 30 has not taken away. Which is a good/bad thing depending on how you look at it. I mean I LOVE bacon, therefore I am happy. My heart, body, and hips hate that I still crave that delicious piece of meat!
Why the talk about bacon? Well, we all crave FOOD! We love it! Its tasty, it makes us happy, we need it to survive, we may love to cook it, or go out to eat and have someone cook it for us, we use it to celebrate with, socialize with, cry with (hello, Ben and Jerrys!). The point is FOOD is part of our every day lives.
We can look at it two ways: Embrace it, or look at it as this tortuous thing that keeps us overweight and unhappy.
I use to view food as the enemy. The thing I just couldn't control. No matter how many diets I went on, no matter what I tried to cut out, no matter what I literally threw away because I couldn't control myself, I would find myself driving to the grocery store at 9pm 3 nights later because I just couldn't bare to be with out it.
Food was my enemy.
I would use it to treat myself, "Hey, I ran a mile, time for an ice cream cone!" or "I didn't eat one bad thing the past 3 days, french fries from McDonalds it is!"
Anyone else do this??? If not I feel even more ashamed!
The point is, it took me till last year, 26 year olds, to figure out FOOD wasn't the enemy. It was the way I looked at that was!
Food is meant to be delicious, its meant to be taste, its meant to be enjoyable! Thats a FACT! However, it is also meant to bring nutrition to our bodies, to fuel us and energize us!
My goal was to find that balance between the two. Figure out EXACTLY how I could enjoy food without over eating, without feeling guilty, without being sneaky as well as fuel my body appropriately.
How did I do it? (well mostly do it because like I said, I still have a bacon problem!) I'll share those tips next week!
Until then, anyone else struggling with this idea of food being an enemy?? Or was it just me!?