Cravings

I crave carbs like pasta and rice, deeply.

Even thought I’ve haven’t eaten wheat since 2007, I still love rice and bean-based pastas

I typically make a whole pound, and eat it by myself, in very short order.

It makes me feel bloated every time, but I do it any way.

If there is any left-over after the first ten minutes, sometimes I’ll pack it up and put it into the fridge for later.

Then, without fail, twenty to thirty minutes later, I go back and polish the left-overs off.

So, what’s the deal with this? Why can’t I stop eating ridiculous portions of pasta or rice, even when I am a Health Coach, who is keenly aware of the issue?

Every craving has a reason, a connection underneath it.

It’s not about the food itself.

I remember when I was young, I used to eat lots of pasta at the dinner table with my family.

In fact, there is a mental picture that pops into my head today, while I am eating pasta, of my younger self at that time.

A time when I was genuinely happy.

There it is.

I don’t crave pasta. I crave happiness.

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“Strength + Health = Vitality.” – Coach Matt

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