I've been doing fairly good at healthier eating. Weekends are a struggle. Especially weekends when I simply don't care about eating healthy! But week days I've been doing remarkably better.
All thru today I had grand visions of a healthy dinner done in our Instant Pot! Guess what though? The clock hit about 3pm and all I wanted was macaroni and cheese. Yep . . . not really healthy. Seriously, the thought of meat was not appetizing at all. This is odd for me because I am a huge meat eater.
Here's the difference between how I am eating now and when I've "dieted" in the past. This time I am trying to listen to my body. NOT, my taste buds mind you. I will not be diving in to a tub of Oreos and eating my way out . . . well maybe when I'm dreaming at night :)
Anyway, tonight we did have macaroni and cheese for dinner. I ate mine with corn in it. Yum! BUT, I didn't eat half the pan. Sometimes a body craves a certain food because your body needs something that food has. I honestly don't know if that could be the case tonight, because I don't think mac n' cheese is high in anything nutritious. But, I was still reasonable with portion size.
Tonight I am thankful for choosing something healthy (portion size) when all I wanted was something unhealthy (mac n' cheese). I was definitely ready to beat myself up about this while I was eating. But, I paused and reminded myself that what I am doing here is not a quick-fix diet. I am working on a lifestyle change. And I can guarantee that in the remaining years of my life I will have mac n' cheese again. So making that choice manageable is a good thing.