I woke up craving molasses and spices. I tried sprinkling cinnamon on my oatmeal, but that didn’t help. I wanted chewy molasses spice cookies and Earl Grey tea.
I’ve learned to listen to cravings. For instance, if I’m craving chocolate, I eat the best g.d. chocolate I can find. The years have taught me that if I’m craving Callebaut and I try to distract myself with say, a skim-milk-and-stevia-sweetened hot cocoa, I will then search the house until I find the Kozy Shack pudding in the fridge and eat it, then Gelato in the freezer, and so on, until hours later, I finally will eat the chocolate I wanted in the first place.
And I’ve never understood those well-meaning ‘healthy snack substitutions’: cherry tomatoes instead of potato chips, greek yogurt in place of mayo on your sandwiches….