Coffee, Sugar and Carbs … Oh my!!

Sunday night had me wide awake as I had a strong coffee late in the evening.

I hear that some people get affected… Not me, I was like an owl with a dead body. My body was exhausted and my brain was carrying on like it had heaps more to give. I was buzzing. Buzzing but not able to move..

I laid there pretty frustrated and went through what else I had eaten or drank that day to see if anything else could have contributed to this unwanted late night buzz…. To my disgust…. I had eaten so much crap as though I’ve been preparing to hibernate.

Just to list a few things… Ice cream, coffee, chocolate, carbs. I was like the “yes man” all day. Nothing got knocked back. I had a great day too, maybe because I was like a kid in a candy shop.

I then reflected over the past week and the week before that, it was getting out of hand to be quite frank and something had to be done “pronto”!!

On Monday morning, I woke up with a decision to kick the over kill with coffee and chocolate celebrations and get back to reality. Eat to survive not eat for fun. Party’s over!

Monday morning I had a freshly squeezed orange juice, oats and a green tea. Lunch was a simple ham and cheese sandwich on wholemeal. Dinner I went out, but I made healthier options.

I used most of the public holiday to get some meal prepping done. I made salads (washed and spun) ready to go in mason jars, fruit cut up and and washed ready to go, fruit to juice prepared. I made overnight oats from the Sarah Wilson I Quit Sugar book as well as Paleo Bread.
I spent a lot of time in the kitchen getting organised for a fresh start of clean eating.

I am tired of being the “yes man” to bad foods… I’m going to be using the words “no thanks” more often.

Why do we eat junk food? It’s quick…. It’s easy and it tastes pretty yummy.. Right? After a long day at work I admit I reward myself with a chocolate biscuit or a packet of chips, sometimes a cup of tea with a Tim tam or popcorn to go with my favourite show.

I don’t want yummy anymore, I want energy. I want to fuel my body and keep going longer. I’m yawning like mad and have hardly any energy. Lethargic.

Also I remember a quote I read a while ago… “Don’t reward yourself with food, your not a dog”

I’ve been treating myself like a dog with a pack of treats.

What are your bad habits that you need to flick?

I challenge you to adopt some new behaviours…. Starting now.

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6 Responses to Coffee, Sugar and Carbs … Oh my!!

  1. Souzapalooza says:

    I know the feeling. We threw my nephew a surprise 8th b-day party this weekend and the “bad foods” ended up in my tummy. Some times we get off track but the important thing is to recognize it and get back on track. Every moment that passes in a moment that we can stop and turn it back around to the direction we want to go in. It sounds like you are doing that! Tracking with the myfitnesspal has helped me A LOT! It keeps the mindless eating at bay and makes sure I dont go completely crazy if a few “bad things” show up on my plate. Good luck!

  2. I like your blog. Who hasn’t eaten food that is junk or drunk too much (alcohol, coffee)? You expressed it all so very well! I look forward to reading more.

  3. Antonio Borsellino says:

    I kicked the following,
    – Chocolate
    – Soft Drink
    – Lollies
    – Coffee
    – Tea
    – Suger
    Now i drink 2 litres of water every day and i have felt so much better i have not been eating junk like maccas, Kfc and so on.
    but today i was starving and i was on a job and i needed something to eat i went to maccas and now i feel so tired so i have just spotted to myself that fast food is rubbish.

    Thank you for letting me into your journey.

  4. (Don’t mind me, I’m just poking around in your older posts…)

    One quote that’s been rattling around in my head the last few days is “Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.” I’m not sure I agree with it 100% but it’s a good mantra to help you say “No thanks!” if your resolve is waning in the moment. 🙂

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