One of my favorite desserts is chocolate melting cake (flourless fudgelike cake) with vanilla ice cream. The first time I had it was on a cruise two years ago. I loved it so much when we got home I found a recipe for it. It is something they have on the cruise dinner menu every single night. I resisted it the first night while watching my husband and a few others at our table eat it. But on night number two I caved in. The dessert was amazing and I proceeded to have it most nights on the cruise. I didn't go crazy eating food in volume, but I did enjoy the dinners with shrimp, lobster, prime rib, veggies and salads. I don't regret it. I think if I had gone on the cruise and not eaten anything that I wanted (deprived myself), I would have regretted it. I still practiced portion control and made some good choices, but I was definitely on vacation!
Eating like that for a week zapped my energy more than anything. I kept finding myself feeling tired early in the day. Surprisingly I didn't have headaches and I didn't have stomach issues... but feeling tired was a daily thing.
Yesterday and today, since being home, I have gone back to healthy eating. I am thinking of sweets a bit too often, but I'm resisting temptation. I figure this week will probably be the hardest as I get back fully on track. I know I am no longer on vacation and I am back to eating healthy whole foods. I still feel tired. I hope to regain my energy again in the near future! It makes me realize how what we eat definitely directly affects the way we feel.
Today I had oatmeal with blueberries and raisins for breakfast.... and an avocado and sprout sandwich on whole wheat bread for lunch. I think I will go eat a piece of fruit now. No more junk for me! Well, not until my next cruise (hehe, I can dream can't I?)...