I've dreamed about it.
I've heard about it happening to other people.
But I've never experienced it... until today!
I'm living proof that craving healthy foods DOES exists!
Today I went shopping with Anthony - didn't buy a single thing except a dog toy for Poki! - and we took longer than expected. I didn't bring any snacks to hold me over and kill my stomach pangs so by the time lunch rolled around I was starving and ready to eat anything. We were walking around the mall deciding what to eat when we thought about our favorite dim sum place. Sounded good to me even though it's so off-diet right now, but stupid decisions happen when you're starving right?
Anyway, we make it to the dim sum restaurant and I'm so excited to chow down on some greasy fried Chinese dumplings... I order my favorite thing ever: fried seaweed seafood wrap! Take the first bite and I'm hugely disappointing. I ask Anthony if it taste different to him but he says no.
Oh well, plenty more fried goodness to go!
I order my next favorite which is a crispy fried turnip cake with bits of meat and green onions fried right into the cake. Same disappointment! I figure maybe the oil the restaurant is using might be a little old. So I order something not fried but that doesn't make a difference... SAME DISAPPOINTMENT!
What's going on?
I decide to stop ordering already (the disappointment isn't worth the calorie intake) but I can't leave without ordering my favorite favorite favorite item... a steamed sweet cream egg bun. I take the first bite and just hand over the rest to Anthony... just didn't taste as good as I remembered it. So later today I was thinking about what happened at lunch and I came to the conclusion that my body just craves a different kind of food now: healthy food!
I left the Chinese restaurant literally feeling greasy and totally unsatisfied not because of the guilt of eating bad food, but because it's just something I didn't want. Sure I wanted it an hour earlier, but after having it, it really made me feel more hungry than before. Is that weird?
Weird or not, it's a change I'll take!
I just finished eating a spinach salad with boiled egg, chicken breast, cucumbers, carrots and bell peppers and couldn't be happier! I'll definitely take this change!