Sometimes, in very rare, extreme, cases I crave a salad.
Mostly though, I drink cappuccino instead of ANYTHING. Iron deficiency it is, then.
We all have them…those unhealthy cravings. The cravings that make us want that certain food so bad, that we don’t even know whether we even like it when we finally have it. The cravings that don’t let us get enough of that food. Just one more and I’m doing a detox.
For my dad and sister – it’s good old sugar.
So because it’s universally known that too much coffee and too much sugar don’t lead to glowing skin, flat belly and perfect health, last year I decided to do something against my unhealthy cravings.
I made a very simple, easy promise to myself:
I will drink a sip of water, when I want a cappuccino.
The first hour I actually kept this promise, I drank a sip almost every minute. It felt so unnatural to drink something cold when all I wanted was a warm and creamy cappuccino. But I kept going.
My bottle for the rest of my working day was empty within that first hour. All I wanted was to go & get that cappuccino, get it over with. But getting water was easier.
I went to the bathroom 2 times the next hour. And I had to refill my water bottle again.
But then the magic kicked in.
I stopped craving coffee. I actually craved water now. And anything that contained water – like fruits and vegetables.
I remember, I was invited for sushi that day, a day I’ve been looking forward to for a week! I always considered sushi a healthy option and I could never say no to sushi. But I always felt like sushi’s not enough for lunch and I’ll need some other dish with it.
That day, sushi was enough.
I went back to work and I was more focused and efficient than ever.
All of a sudden I had this whole energy – without changing my diet, without working out, without spending days planning and meal prepping. And without being a different person.
I was me, just properly hydrated.
And I guess when I’m properly hydrated I don’t crave crap.
Now after all the holidays and fallings off wagons, it’s time to do it again!
Tomorrow I’m getting my water bottle and getting my coffee + brownie cravings under control. If you’re having unhealthy cravings constantly as well – you’re welcome to join “the challenge” for a day and see how you feel. Whether it’s something that would work for you.
Please, do consult your doctor before you try this! I’m sharing my experience here, but we’re all different. While I felt better – if you have a condition, drinking too much water can be dangerous for you.