Oh yes, that dreaded word, cravings. I don’t know about you, but cravings annoy the heck out of me! Whenever I start to crave something like crazy, I often can’t get it out of my head. It.is.all.I.think.about. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, it’s usually a craving for something sweet (thanks a lot sweet tooth!).
Well, last night was one of those times when I had one of those intense cravings that just wouldn’t go away. This is how it happened…
I was craving something a little sweet after dinner.
I started to think about my options.
Nothing in our refrigerator or pantry sounded good to me.
Dreyer’s Pumpkin Ice Cream that has been staring me down at the grocery store lately came to mind.
It immediately sounded perfect to me, but I really didn’t want to drive to the grocery store AND I didn’t really want ice cream in the house since I’ve been trying to cut back on it.
I decided to go for a walk with the dogs, hoping that the craving would subside.
After our walk a half hour later, I was still madly craving the pumpkin ice cream.
I decided to go for it.
I went to the store and bought some.
I had a couple scoops and decided it was so worth it!
Whenever I get a mad craving, I try to distract myself for at least 20 minutes. If the craving thoughts are still there 20 minutes later, I go for it. If they’re gone, then they’re gone and I forget about them. Obviously they didn’t go away last night, so I went for it. The pumpkin ice cream was fantastic, and it totally cured my craving. Not only that, but the Dreyer’s brand is pretty low in fat and calories – score! Although, to be honest, calories and fat were the last thing I was thinking about while enjoying my ice cream last night.
- Do you usually crave salty or sweet foods?
- How do you deal with your cravings?
- Have you tried this Dreyer’s Pumpkin Ice Cream?! If so, what’d you think?