As we turn the corner into cooler days and nights, my body thinks it needs more carbs.
My mind agrees.
This is typical for me. Every year when the seasons change, I notice a slight increase in my potato, pasta, and bread consumption. (Gluten free and equally as satisfying.)
I feel like a bear storing up for a long winter’s nap. Some mornings I feel as though the hibernation process is already in progress.
And it’s only October.
A week or so ago, I took a self-care morning. It was very refreshing.
I decided to indulge my intuitive voice—the one that is often overridden by the dutiful voice.
“What is it I need TODAY to promote good health and happiness?”
In response to this question, I stayed in bed longer than usual and skipped my morning workout. I then proceeded to make waffles from scratch for Mr. Non-Compliant and myself.
It was wonderful.
Sometimes it’s good to listen to that voice that tells you to step back, break a self-imposed rule, and take some time to get off the hamster wheel of life.
Sometimes you just have to eat waffles. (Not the frozen variety either.)
Your method of self-care may look much different than mine, however the result is that you experience great joy in the moment.
Stepping back for an hour, a morning, or a day, has the potential to change your attitude and offer you a fresh outlook on current situations. You will probably find that when you get back into your routine, you are more focused and more productive.
My waffle morning was a mini-retreat and I didn’t even have to leave my home.
As for the carb cravings, the situation is not out of control. It is my “normal” for now. This too shall pass.
One really chilly day, I baked some potatoes so that I could use the oven. It was a win-win, since I wasn’t quite ready to turn on the furnace.
Meal prep is in transition mode. I’m pulling out the crock and instant pots, turning on the oven more, and picking the last of my garden tomatoes. So long tomato pie… 🙁
New adventures in eating are possible with fall produce in abundance. It’s time to roast winter squash, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli. Make extra so you have leftovers for snacks or another meal.
If you’re craving a few more carbs these days, take comfort in knowing you are not alone. This girl is right there with you.
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Peace, potatoes, and pumpkins,
“People who love to eat are always the best people.”—Julia Child