Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Secret to Having a Splurge?

My pizza splurge (I had a second much-smaller piece) was accompanied by two bowls of salad and a protein drink.
A few days ago, I read that the secret to having a splurge that doesn't spike your blood sugar is to make sure that you eat something healthy along with it, especially a vegetable or some protein, so Sunday night, I gave it a try and it worked for me.

As a planned splurge, I ate two pieces of pizza along with a protein drink and large salad, and I didn't feel the usual white flour/sugar rush afterwards that inevitably spirals downward, leaving me feeling sluggish and filled with cravings for more of what's not good for me.

Instead, I felt just fine. I had had my splurge and didn't feel the need for anything more, not even those chocolate chip cookies my daughter made. Yes, I kind of wanted one, but I pretty easily said no, which is unusual for me.

So going forward, I want to continue to be conscious of having planned splurges instead of impulsively eating things that aren't good for me. And I want to eat smart when I have a splurge, meaning I will plan on eating a vegetable or some protein about the same time I have the splurge, maybe a little before. I am committed to doing this and will let you know how it goes. I don't plan on having more than two splurges a week, maybe only one. We'll see how it goes. I think I've had a breakthrough on splurges.

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