In making the transition from eating yuckiness to eating clean, it can be really difficult to leave behind certain habits. There are just certain cravings that tend to stick with you when you’ve been eating a particular way for years and years.
Before clean eating, I could easily sit down with a quart of ice cream (coffee is my fav!) and polish it off before an episode of “Friends” was over with. Yes, I said a quart. Not a pint, a quart (And I wonder why I’m fat!)
I would do this on a regular basis, and boy did the pounds pile on! It’s amazing how you can numb yourself to the effects of food. I sort of turned off the part of me that actually enjoys food. I was on auto pilot. I just shoveled it in without real consideration for the flavor, quality or quantity of what I was eating. As long as I was stuffing down my “bad day”, I was content.
So as you can probably imagine, ice cream has been a tough craving for me to kick. But I did it! And wait till you read this….
It was easy!! Yep… EASY!
Here’s what I did. I knew I couldn’t resist the craving when it hit. I knew I was willing to drive miles and miles for a tub of ice cream when that craving arrived. So simply keeping it out of the house was not the solution. I had to find a replacement. And I did. In fact, I found such a good replacement, that I don’t even want ice cream any more! Can you believe that?
What’s my replacement? A really healthy smoothie! The vitamins and nutrients help me overcome my cravings, nourish my body, and satisfy me more than any quart of ice cream ever could. I much prefer one of my smoothies to ice cream now, and I get to have one every night if I want. I simply have it as my last meal of the day.
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY:
- Clean Eating Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
- Clean Eating Spicy Sweet California Strawberry Smoothie
- Clean Eating Raspberry Coconut Smoothie
- 1 cup plain Kefir
- 1 cup whole strawberries
- 1 tablespoon honey (if the strawberries aren't very sweet)
- Put the kefir in a blending bowl or blender.
- Add your strawberries (and honey if needed).
- Blend until smooth.