I cheated on my diet, judge me
I just finished my 25 day paleo challenge yesterday, so today was the first day that I could cheat. My plan was to keep up paleo for one more day before going and eating some sushi but I ended up cheating today. What happened? I was cooking my dinner and while I preheated the oven a cooking sheet with little bits of cookie was left in the oven. This filled the whole kitchen with the smell of cookies. Avoiding cheating became impossible and I ate some chocolate and cookies.
After the first cheat I decided to go out and eat everything I have been craving for the past 25 days, mainly some Halloween themed cupcakes. I also bought some candy corn, which has always been one of my favorite candies. Then I went and bought some Blue Moon and Pumpkin beer and the ingredients for nachos.
So how was the cheating after so much healthy eating? Not that great, in fact totally not worth it. From now on when I want to cheat I need to come back and read this post. The candy corn tasted syrupy and too sweet. I didn’t really even enjoy it but forced my self to eat it anyway. What is wrong with me? The Halloween cupcakes looked so good but it turned out that they weren’t chocolate cake but vanilla cake. I am not a big fan of vanilla cake. So neither were worth it. I only ended up eating half the cupcake before throwing the rest away. I’ll bring in the rest of the cupcakes to work on Monday and let my coworkers absorb the calories I don’t need, ha ha.
I also had beer and nachos. I’ll admit the Blue Moon was really good, that was the one part that was worth cheating. The pumpkin beer was ok but kind of had an overwhelming taste to it. The corn chips without the cheese tasted like cardboard and with the cheese was only a little better. I think 25 days of healthy eating really changes your pallet. I still need to go to the food and wine festival this weekend and I need to eat some mexican, ice cream and dunkin donuts before my cheating end. However I am totally ready to go back to 100% paleo. This is the first time that I haven’t welcomed cheating and enjoyed every second of it. I guess I am making progress with adapting to paleo. I need to do more of these paleo challenges.
[Update: It is 4:30 am and I just woke up. One of my eyeballs (or maybe just the eyelids) is really swollen and it hurts. I am assuming this is somehow related to the cheating I did earlier and it sucks! I have never had this kind of reaction before then again I have never been so clean paleo for so long and then cheated. I don’t know what this could be a reaction to. I hope it is gone when I wake up.]