A few years ago I posted about Retail Therapy.
Yesterday I wasn't feeling well and I decided eating a slice pizza from my favorite pizza place would perk me up.
My hubby and I wound up splitting three slices, a cup of ice cream and 1.5 cookies.
I felt better... for about 30 minutes.
Although our lunch was tasty and offered some temporary satisfaction, it was just that... temporary.
I think those good feelings came from two places:
1. Lack of restriction
2. Happy tastebuds
It felt good to not deny myself the foods I wanted because they weren't part of my current weight loss diet.
However, it sent my digestive system into shock.
Obviously, it felt good to have all those yummy flavors dancing on my taste buds.
But when all those tasty yet fatty and sugary calories began to mix around together in my stomach the party was over.
It was like a food hangover.
Something I NEVER want to experience again.
So, I've decided to stick to delayed gratification.
I'd rather wait a while to get what I really want than to trade momentary happiness for hours or days of pain and anguish!