I’ve noticed that since starting the specific carbohydrate diet I will sometimes fall into routines of eating the same couple meals over and over because I know it makes me feel so good. While I don’t think this is necessarily a bad habit what I’ve also noticed is when I’m in this mode for longer than a week my mind will start to wander. Even though I’m feeling great and eating good foods suddenly random cravings for illegal foods start jumping out of nowhere. Because of this I usually try and cook up at least one new recipe a week to improve my cooking skills and explore new food frontiers.
In the past I’ve done all the above and more. During my time on the SCD diet I swear there were times when I was literally addicted to some foods. Sometimes I would snack on one of these simple pleasures for weeks and then suddenly when I looked at my grocery bills I would get a huge slap in the face. I ate a pound of honey a week for the last four weeks, how about a whole box of raisins in 2 days?!? Yikes.