Well after my miserable poor poor me post earlier this week seems I have got my diet back on track! I don’t know what happened, I really don’t. But the switch in my head has clicked again and I’m back on Paleo and chocolate is banished from this thread. I mean this house. Not This House the play I loved seeing earlier this year and may have mentioned, no I mean my house, my kitchen, my life. So if chocolate tries to come back into my life then I am going to have to say chocolate – NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well till Christmas at any rate. As any ful well kno, it doesn’t count at Christmas. But was getting bit silly the amount I was imbibing and I use that word deliberately. For chocolate was a bit like imbibing alcohol or a drug for me. I’m not particularly interested in either of those mood-altering substances, save for the occasional glass of wine and the odd sleeping tablet when there’s a full moon no, chocolate is my drug. Or any kind of carb especially when combined with fat – a combination rarely found in nature. I swear the side of my head would glow whenever I ate fat and carbs, my favourite combo being hot chocolate brownie, slavered in cream and ice-cream and washed down with dark strong coffee. Better than any drug, those two combined can keep me high for hours.
But no more! Least not for a bit. I wish I could tell you what the solution was. Have some kind of magic elixir to offer, a definitive this is what works string of words to put together but I can’t because I don’t. Alls I can say is that I suspect writing it down is what threw the switch in my head. As a writer, I’m a firm believer in the power of getting it off your chest, getting it out there so you get rid of it. I’ve no idea how many people read this blog though I know a few do and that’s lovely. But even if no one read it, saying how hard I am finding my diet and fearing that I’m back on the yoyo spiral of gloom seems to have shocked me out of it.
Write it out your system
So if you’re having problems sticking to your diet and going a bit, what’s the point it’ll be Christmas any day and that’s two weeks of feasting so we may as well give up and go live in a shed and eat worms then try writing about your frustrations. See if that works for you too. You never know. It just might. For me for now, carbs are firmly back off the menu; mostly at any rate. The odd crisp may pass my lips and the occasional spoonful of mashed potato or forkful of rice. But mostly my diet will be protein. And fat. Even if it does take more effort to achieve it and I need to be on top of the shopping, the constant cooking and washing up. It’s how people used to live and that is kind of the idea.
I’ve also busied up a fair bit this week and plan to be busy throughout December with work now booked into January and beyond. That’s a good feeling for a freelancer. And I suspect that too might also be why I’ve climbed back on board the diet wagon and refused to yoyo. So there’s my second piece of advice. Try to get other aspects of your life how you want them and the diet will be much easier to stick to.
Have a great weekend. See you next week.