Cheat Meals: The Difference Now
Last week my wife and I were really craving a different meal and wanted a cheat meal. We went to one of our favorite haunts, Padres, which is a local Mexican joint about 10 minutes from the house. This location used to be a weekly visit for us. We have been there 3 times in the past 70+ days.
Cheat meals for me are different now. I still have cravings, but what I am craving is how the food used to taste. Not how it tastes now, which is vastly different. More importantly, the way this food feels now is drastically different. Or is it? Maybe it has felt this way all along and I never noticed it the way that I do now.
The wife and I split a bowl of cheese dip and I had a veggie burrito. I didn’t eat the sour cream or any other junk that came with it. After the meal I was tired and not in a great mood at all. Thankfully Gina watched the girls while I took a walk (ended up going 3 miles) in the beautiful weather and when I came home, I felt much, much better, like I was back on the right path.
I don’t really crave the cheat meals like I used to. I don’t want to “build them into my eating plan”. I just want to keep doing what I am doing because that has made me feel better than any of that crap food has ever made me feel.