I have been craving sweets, chocolate, (unhealthy) fats, and refined carbs like no other lately.
I first noticed this when my mileage got over 80 miles a week. I figured it was my body’s way of getting all the necessary calorie needs to sustain the high mileage—versus eating 5 pounds of vegetables and fruit. But I still thought it was odd since I had never had such a strong craving for this type of food before. But then I read in November’s issue of Runner’s World that there was a reason for these cravings.
I thought these cravings would subside after the marathon, but they have not. Is my body still trying to recover from those 100+ mile weeks of running and running the marathon itself? I don’t know. I tried to fight these cravings last week, but I finally just gave in this week.
These have become a couple of my new favorite foods.
I’ve had more servings of these items than I would like to admit, but it seemed it was exactly what my body needed?? It seems odd to say my body “needed” this unhealthy food, but I haven’t felt any negative effects, so hopefully it was okay for my body.
Has anyone else experienced intense cravings for sweet, dense, fatty foods?
I am still laying off the running until my glute starts to feel better. I am especially concerned since it hurts even when I walk. 😕
So instead of running, I have been going to the gym and lifting weights. Good thing I enjoy lifting weights and it really boosts my metabolism.
Isn’t the slow-cooker a wonderful invention?
I knew I was going to be home late one evening last week, so I threw together a slow-cooker soup that morning, and when Craig got home from work, dinner was waiting for him. 🙂
(Based off this recipe.)
1 pound ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
1 (16 ounce) can chili beans, with liquid
1 (15 ounce) can black beans with liquid
1 cup frozen corn
1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce
2 cups water
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning mix (or 1 package taco seasoning mix)
1. Combine all ingredients in large slow-cooker.
2. Cook on low for 8 hours.
This was so delicious! It actually tasted more like chili since it was so thick and the seasonings reminded me of chili too. Either way it was great topped with cheese and scooped up with tortilla chips. I would definitely make this again.