Monday, March 26, 2012

white foods

I haven't had sugar since February 17, and my cravings have almost disappeared.  Until today.  Well - actually a few days ago was when they reappeared but today has been worse.  There are several specific foods I've been thinking about.  I've tried to quickly change my thought process rather than dwelling on food that I know will do harm.

I'm trying to figure out why today was worse.  I did have a small amount of white pasta at lunch today.  It was an organic frozen dinner, and I didn't read the ingredients carefully.  (I don't really like eating processed foods, but I do eat them at lunch more than I probably should.  It's a quick, calorie controlled way to eat at work.) Anyway, the meal had white pasta rather than whole wheat as I'd thought.  It was a small portion, but perhaps it was enough to bother me.

I tried quinoa for the first time tonight.  The recipe was simple; quinoa and white beans.  It was ok, but nothing special.  I think if I try it again I need to adjust the seasonings.  It was a bit bland.

Forgive my ignorance, but isn't quinoa a "brown" food rather than a "white"?  If so, I assume that the white pasta is the culprit.  I've examined the emotions that sometimes cause cravings, and none of those seem to be the problem.

It's amazing how such a small amount of a "white" food can make such a big difference!  Is this your experience?  Or does a small amount make an even bigger difference when your body isn't accustomed to it?


  1. Personally, I think yes, a small amount can trigger me strongly. If I made a pot of stew, enough for 3 or 4 people, and add 1 TBS cheese - I will be bouncing off the food parade the next day. That is me.

  2. Thanks Jane. I always appreciate your input. It's nice to know that I'm not alone.