Where I work, we have vending machines around every corner. As you walk by, the energy saving lights sense your presence and light up the machines, highlighting the snickers, twix, kit kats, Reece’s, Cheetos…all the yummy but terrible for you snacks that are the big contributors to the obesity epidemic in our country. Those lights tempt me, make me want the sugar filled concoctions in their neat little rows, just begging to be tasted.
From time to time I do cheat. The other morning I had an amazing maple bacon doughnut from a coffee and doughnut shop in town. Come on. Maple and bacon (nature’s candy) on a fried piece of dough. It was worth the cheat.
Once you’ve developed a taste for REAL foods though, those vending machine foods aren’t so appetizing once they are being eaten. I confess- a twix sounded so good a couple weeks ago. The chocolate was sub-par and the cookie just didn’t taste “right.” Can it be? Have I turned into one of those Paleo people, the sugar snobs? Possibly. I kind of like it.
Those maple bacon doughnuts though. Holy smokes. If you’re ever in Lexington, KY, venture to North Lime Coffee and Doughnuts. Incredible. The owner makes for good eye candy too. Really cute.
So no, I am not perfect when it comes to living Paleo, but it’s getting easier. Sometimes I slide, but other days I’m pretty strict. You can’t be too hard on yourself. But you can’t be so easy on yourself that the cheats are more frequent than not. It’s all about balance.
Just wanted to share. Thanks for listening, and thanks for reading!