1. 2-minutes of nothing website.
Have you heard of this website? You go to it and then do nothing for 2 minutes. It’s been helpful for me when I feel like my mind is going to a million places and I need to ground myself a bit.
2. These watercolors.
3. I so loved that ABC and NBC shows started this week.
We watched This is Us and The Good Doctor. I really enjoy having a show to look forward to that’s not on Netflix / Hulu. Are you watching either of these? OH AND TRADING SPACES IS COMING BACK IN 2018?!! I freaked out when I heard that. I LOVED THAT SHOW! That and The Look for Less with Elisabeth Hasselbeck where some of my fav shows in my teen years.
I had several people mention this podcast episode to me and tell me how great it is. And it is great! I always love anything with Marci on it. It’s worth a listen if you haven’t listened to it already!
5. People who think a salad is healthier than a burger.
You know when you order a salad and someone says, “oh you’re eating healthy today.”? Or when someone orders a burger and makes a side comment along the lines of, “I’m not eating healthy today.” I hate that.
A salad isn’t healthier than a burger. If you’re craving a salad…then yes the salad is the healthier choice. But if you’re craving a burger…then the burger is the healthier choice.
When eating out, the most unhealthy choice on the menu is if I were to order something that wasn’t in line with my cravings. It feels so wrong to eat what I’m not craving…and just pointless. I don’t want to order a salad when I’m craving pizza and leave the restaurant still thinking, “pizza, pizza, pizza”. You fo’ sho should’ve just eaten the pizza so you’re satisfied and not spending the evening thinking about pizza…and then, likely, eating around your pizza craving later in the evening. I think constantly depriving your cravings is a mild form of self harm. Part of recovery from disordered eating is learning to do nice things for yourself and one of those nice things is satisfying your tastebuds.
I 100% believe that sometimes you don’t have access to what you are craving, but that’s not what I’m talking about here. I talked about how every meal isn’t a gourmet experience here. Here I’m talking about if you are at a restaurant and one thing sounds good but you choose something else. Or if you are in your disordered eating right now then I imagine when you go out to eat 75% of the menu may be off limits so you don’t get a chance to satisfy your cravings because your food rules are running the show.
I’m a fan of tapping into my satisfaction cue every time I eat. AND I’m a fan of having most food groups at every meal I eat – protein, carbs, fat, dairy, fiber (aka a fruit or veggie) – because that combo is satisfying to my tastebuds and works for the rest of my body. And anything (whether a burger or salad) on a restaurant menu is going to hit the majority of those components and be the energy my body needs and the taste my tastebuds need.