Operation Inhale

Admit it… the title got your attention.

Smoking? Nope. Drugs related? Hell no. Then there will be those people who read it with a dirty mind – Guess what!? You’re wrong too!

In any case – it got you here! So, let’s see if you can relate to this one…

Let’s say you have a food craving – for some reason Twinkies popped into my head, which makes no sense since they are the last thing I would normally crave but let’s just roll with it.

 

 

You have a Twinkie craving.

It is NAGGING at you. You ignore it the best you can. You try to find ways to keep yourself busy – hoping you’ll move past the craving… but eventually you lose the battle to the almighty Twinkie gods.

You find yourself going out of your way to buy them now your cramming them into your pie-hole like there’s no tomorrow.

The Twinkie has just made you it’s b#%ch.

Now it’s gone – minus some crumbs on your shirt – and while your craving may have subsided… seconds later it’s like you never had it.

Have you ever noticed that when a craving wins and you’re throwing the food into your head – you really aren’t tasting whatever it is? You’re just cramming whatever it is into your face – you’re tasting nothing and you’re not enjoying it.

Like it never happened.

But it did happen – because you’ve noticed your ass has grown two sizes in the last three months and you feel like crap physically and emotionally… So there’s that.

Operation Inhale.

You’re tasting nothing – you’re just throwing the food in, not enjoying it… the craving has just owned you.

I used to be really good at avoiding this – telling myself to wait it out since really… I could eat whatever it is and two seconds later it’d be like it never happened. So why not just skip it, go straight to “it never happened” and not punish your jeans or yourself.

Gaining control after you have lost it is one of the hardest things but like everything else – stick to it long enough and it’ll become easy.

I cannot wait for that day to come.

 

Can you relate? Do you have any tricks to avoid this trap?! Let’s hear and share below!

Kris Williams
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18 Comments

  • Marie April 28, 2017 at 12:12 am Reply

    Once I give in I just continue…so I only win when I don’t give in. That saying about treat yourself a little does not work for me. It’s a trap….eat it….eat more and more till it’s gone….that’s me. So ….no don’t eat it at all. That’s me anyway.

    • Kris Williams
      Kris Williams April 28, 2017 at 12:17 am Reply

      I totally hear you… sometimes a small taste of something does work for me – its just enough to feel like I had it. But I have to be in a routine for a stretch before one bite of cake doesn’t turn into the whole damn cake, lol. Sometimes a cheat day works for me… Ill go a whole week being “good” then if I’m down weight I’ll treat myself to ONE thing. Def have to be in the right mind set though to not spiral out of control.

  • Vicki April 28, 2017 at 12:14 am Reply

    I have replaced it with bell peppers, red, yelloev and orange it really helps! Chew to the count of 20 when eating and it helps to make you feel full! I have been eating a clean diet and I haven’t had any sugar.

    • Kris Williams
      Kris Williams April 28, 2017 at 12:17 am Reply

      No sugar… sooooooo daaaammmmnnnn haaardddd… I swear its like a drug.

      • Irene April 28, 2017 at 12:42 am Reply

        The idea is sugar being “like” a drug is actually more of a fact as it affects the brain as a drug would. An experiment where people who consumed crack (one group) and others consumed high sugar foods. Then their brains were scanned, the same areas of the brain were firing. There’s valid reasons why most people simply cannot stop eating sugar and the process of weaning yourself is maddening! You can do it though…keep going!

        • Irene April 28, 2017 at 12:42 am Reply

          Oh gosh …please excuse all of my typos!!

      • Vicki April 28, 2017 at 12:55 am Reply

        Trust me it’s hard but I’m down 5lbs since starting this week.

        • Kris Williams
          Kris Williams April 28, 2017 at 1:02 am Reply

          NICE, lady!!!! 😀 Congrats!

          • Vicki April 28, 2017 at 1:05 am

            Thanks Kris another trick after you eat something sweet try drinking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar it will make you not want anything but it also helps regulate your blood sugar.

          • Kris Williams
            Kris Williams April 28, 2017 at 1:11 am

            Ahhhhh… never heard that one before… How horrible does it taste? lol

          • Vicki April 28, 2017 at 1:31 am

            It’s nasty but you truly want nothing after that! I take it for acid reflux but heard about it on tv.

  • Geoff Johanntges April 28, 2017 at 12:20 am Reply

    I love Ho Hos.I move to Canada.No Ho Hos here.Craving gone.

  • Amanda April 28, 2017 at 12:46 am Reply

    Kris, got to meet you several years ago and would have never guessed you struggled with weight like I have read in your posts the last week. I have always struggled with mine. I used to walk over three miles a day and never dropped a pound. The doctor thinks because I don’t eat all day and then eat a huge evening meal and I’ve killed my metabolism. I’ve been trying to figure out what I’m going to do to lose weight recently and your blogs have really helped me see how much we all struggle with it. Good luck and hope to see more posts from you as you battle this!

  • Michael April 28, 2017 at 1:25 am Reply

    I say this straight faced and seriously. Sometimes I think I need a sponsor that I could call or talk to when I want something bad for my diet. I have some willpower, but at 9pm when I don’t want to cook or prepare something, pizza sounds reeeaaallllly good!

    • Kris Williams
      Kris Williams April 28, 2017 at 1:30 am Reply

      LOL YES!!!! I’m the same at night – i can hold it together all day then completely fall apart, lol

  • Saoirse Lochlann April 28, 2017 at 3:29 am Reply

    I can so relate. I don’t keep any sweets at the house anymore and I avert my eyes at the store. It’s so hard though. I’m trying *again* to lose weight (previous attempts have been unsuccessful) and eat healthy but vegetables just make me sad. Good luck on your journey, Kris!

  • Stacey Martin April 28, 2017 at 5:27 am Reply

    I’m doing the ketogenic diet like I said before. I have lost 30 pounds, but my cravings sneak in and I start jonesing for something sweet. Usually ice cream with lots of candy chunks mixed in. Drinking pickle juice usually stops the craving right away. If not I will eat some baby dill pickles and then I’m good.

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