Are you starting to see a pattern from my weekend food photo diary?
It goes against all the sound nutritional advice we're given by health authorities but gee eating a baked good (with a bit of butter on top) can make the world seem a better place and the impossible suddenly achievable.
Call it emotional (over)eating if you like but sometimes a girl has to feed her spirits and her energy levels with what they want - buttery refined carbs. It was just one of those long and crazy weekends for me and the various pastries I had for breakfast each morning gave the day that followed a bit of a lift. By the afternoon, my pastry induced energy boosts predictably flagged so it was off down the street with Preschooler SSG for afternoon tea at Woolworths. You know how supermarket muffins have that super soft texture, those sticky domed tops and taste 100% artificially flavoured? All of that tastes even better than it sounds when you eat them with butter on four hours of sleep.
Yet it was so easy to slip into a new way of eating for the weekend. I thought my taste buds would rebel against the change but the tired and slightly stressed heart wants what the tired and slightly stressed heart wants.
Monday morning rolled around and after a solid night's sleep I woke up craving my usual breakfast and the rest of the day's food intake rolled on as it did the week before. It was almost as if those muffins and I had never met when I did the shopping for dinner that evening. We were strangers to each other. Isn't it nice to reach a point in life where cravings can be indulged in moderation before hopping right back onto the sensible eating train afterwards?
Does being tired and a bit on edge make you crave foods you normally don't eat? Do your cravings run their course once you've had a good night's sleep and the pressure's off?