(Oh, hello, beautiful.)
I’m feeling pretty under the weather, today: a mix of hormones, fatigue and my body adjusting to this new way of eating. This means I am having a hard time not reaching for the comfort food.
So, as mentioned yesterday, I’ve created a list of distractions I find useful when the cravings hit. I’ll probably come back and add to this list as I discover new diversions.
- Studying (I know. I’m a nerd.)
- Reading (This one depends on what I’m reading, as some books make me hungry… no idea why!)
- Watching a really good movie or TV show FAR AWAY from the food zone (I’m too lazy to get up once I’m comfy and engrossed.)
- Walking around in nature (Not too near shops which sell food.)
- Learning something (This is different to studying because it’s not uni-related.)
- Adult colouring books (They’re awesome! And so soothing.)
- Writing/Blogging (Hence, why I created this site.)
- Observing the night sky (Especially if I can recognise constellations, etc.)
- Observing the day sky (Finding shapes in the clouds, considering how odd weather events occur, etc.)
- Facebook (Gotta be careful with this one ’cause I can easily fall into a Facebook hole.)
- Wikipedia (Same caution as Facebook — Seriously, don’t look at the page ‘Lists’ unless you have about three years to spare.)
- Cuddling Zuli (My dog is the most adorable creature to ever walk the planet.)
- Making tea (Something about the act of making tea is very soothing and pleasing.)
- Using the Crave Master app (I need to do this one more to get into a good habit.)
- Learning another language (This one is a double-edged sword because, after a while, your brain gets tired and wants food to keep going.)
- Browsing bookshops and libraries (because you can’t take food in there!)
- Reorganising the house/tidying/cleaning/unpacking boxes (1. You get so caught up in the organising that you forget about food; and 2. Once you’ve remembered food, your recent encounter with gross things that needed cleaning puts you off eating.)
That’s all for now!
Love and hugs,