Usually my food cravings are so spot on that it takes less than 10 minutes for me to make some magic happen to satisfy my needs. The other night I wanted grease, and carbs. Solution? Cheesy tots.
I don’t think I stopped to breath while I ate these. Daiya cheese has found a new way into my heart. Craving satisfied. Then yesterday something horrific happened. I was craving..nothing. Not a single thing sounded good to me..NOT even cupcakes or cookies. Oh the horror! So my dinner consisted of a random throw together. I would have gone to bed hungry, but I needed to eat something for my longer run today.
The saddest part about this gorgeous looking mish mash, was that it was just MEH to my taste buds. Such a rough life I know. Speaking of rough, in my last post I mentioned that I judge other runners apparel. Check out this atrocity that hit the streets today..
Green pants, grey top, PINK gloves, ugly shoes that are a YEAR old. Judge away friends..JUDGE AWAY! My shoes are so far gone it’s not even funny..more on that in a future post. I am officially the epitome of what I “judge.” Inefficiency at it’s finest running in shoes that will KILL my legs. New shoes are ON THEIR WAY.
My knees HATED me today on my 11 mile run. On the upside I had my HOT running partner with me, and I tried a new energy gel.
I have been obsessed with chia seeds for at least 4 years now. I have heard AWFUL reviews about this product, and it sold so poorly that Manfriend got all of these for free from his work. I also got some freebies from Liz (thanks again L!) I LOVED them. I have to try them again to judge the endurance aspect, but I didn’t mind the taste and I was already used to the gel like consistency of chia seeds in liquid. I think Scott Jurek would approve. Shot Bloks still have my heart though.
After this run it took me a few hours to find my hunger beast and while I struggled finding a craving, the stars have realigned because I was willing to shank anyone with a cupcake. I didn’t get a cupcake though, instead I had Chipotle. My intestines will thank me later.
Q: What do you do when you crave NOTHING!?
52 thoughts on “Cravings”
Nicole Marie Story
I never crave NOTHING.
After all, I am a former bulimic. 😉
I would absolutely wear that outfit running…. awkward.
I’ve had times when I have zero cravings and I literally try to eat something to figure out what it is. I get so frustrated! Usually I crave anything and everything with sugar in it. When I don’t, I’m worried about my own personal wellbeing. It usually comes back pretty fast. Glad yours worked out with the cupcake cravings even if you had to settle for fake mexican food 😉
Change of Pace
I hate when I don’t crave anything. It usually means I eat too much of everything trying to figure out what I want!
Life After Swimming
Your outfit wins the day. And I hate when I can’t pinpoint what I want to eat. Sometimes I make a little snack plate with all sorts of random things to see if I can satisfy my hunger.
Nice outfit!! You will win all the fashion awards 😀
If I crave nothing?? Hmmm, usually perogies will do! I can always eat them
Those “cheesy” tator tots look seriously delicious to me! I am loving Daiya cheese, and tator tots are one of my favorite sides (though I try not to eat them too often;)). I have especially been loving vegetarian tator tot casserole lately. So yummy!
I think you look SUPER cute!!
Those green pants are everything I need in my running wardrobe right now. Everything seems to be black – boooo! Great job getting 11 done!
there’s not often i don’t crave anything, that’s for sure!
Lol I love that running outfit, I would be like “well that is one cool chick!” if you ran by me 🙂 I was having a no craving day this past week and I literally sampled everything in our house and then wasn’t hungry for a meal. Not a good solution!
Not going to lie, your outfit is unique… but it did make me smile and laugh only because I can totally see myself wearing something like that! Ha Ha!
Sorry about your cravings.. not even cupcakes or cookies? I surely hope tomorrow is different, because I mean you need those things in your life!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
When I crave nothing, I eat everything. I’ll literally pace around my kitchen, picking away at random things in the fridge and pantry until I figure out what it is that I want. Very, very frustrating to be sure. It hasn’t happened in a while though… usually I’m always craving cereal at the very least. and right now I’m craving some Chipotle… which is a shame because we don’t have it up here in Canadaland 😦
Hahahaha, I love that you just wrote, “I’m willing to shank anyone with a cupcake.” Seriously just “lol”ed like its my job. Daiya cheese also rocks my socks but I haven’t eaten it in ages, WHY?!!! I promise, I am not judging at all. Sometimes I look like an oompa loompa when I run 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Haha I wish I knew what ‘not craving’ was 😛
LOVE your pants 😀
Alex @ therunwithin
I have never tried those chia surges, I haven’t even seen them sold near me. I hate when you have no idea what you crave or you don’t crave anything. Makes eating always a bit random for me on that day
Your running outfit cracks me up! Love it!
When I crave “nothing” it is usually because I am bored and just want to snack. In that case, I always grab my staple: chips and salsa 🙂
Love the outfit! Yeehah!
Yeah, hate it when I don’t feel like anything – I usually have a nap and that fixes it.
The Savvy Sister
So glad when Daiya came into my life! I love rice cake pizzas with a big mound of daiya mozzerella!
I think your outfit is perfect by the way..
That pasta looks amazing lol I saw it (stalked it haha) on your Instagram. And I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who goes running in public with lots of colors :p my sister tells me that I look like I’m dressed for the 80’s lol tie dye allll the way :p
Mmmmm…tots. When I’m not craving anything, I use that opportunity to eat something exceptionally good for me.
I always look like a hot mess when I’m running outside… black leggings, navy blue zip up, grey gloves. All over the map!
That bowl of veggies and pasta looks SO GOOD. I am trying to get back on track with healthy eating now that I can FINALLY eat food again. NEEED to get back into shape.
ps. my instagram is kcriemer 🙂
Amy @ A Desert Girl
I am now craving cheesy tots. At 8:49 AM. Oh yea. It’s gonna be a good day.
And I love the running pants. They’re fun and I think they would make me feel like I’m running way faster than I actually am.
omg I LOVE your running outfit. those capris are amazing!!!!
foods for the soul
Saturday was National Tater Tot Day! Was that when you made them?? When I’m craving absolutely nothing, I usually just take every vegetable out of the fridge and throw them all in a pan to sauté. Even if it’s not the most sophisticated meal, at least I still feel healthy afterward!
Rach @ This Italian Family
Oh girl, I hope your new shoes arrive soon! Don’t want you getting injured!!
That is like…story of my life when I am not absolutely starving. It sucks so bad…I proceed to go crazy.
Luv What You Do
I think it’s easier to not judge your pants because they are capris and not full length LOL!
I have never heard of those but good to hear that our buddy Scott would enjoy them. That reminds me that I need to try some of his recipes. I love chia seeds before a long run too!
When I am craving nothing, it usually means I’m getting sick, which I’m sure is not the case here. Although it might explain those green pants paired with the pink gloves. I kid. Your bowl of Meh looks utterly delicious.
Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen
Haha I love Chipotle! I usually always have a craving for something sweet but when I don’t, I just roll with it and drink water. I’m not the type to make myself eat if I’m not hungry or if I don’t want something because I know I’ll eventually come around. 🙂
A Tablespoon of Liz
I hate days where I crave nothing. I really enjoy eating, so when I don’t feel like eating, it’s a sad day. Those cheesy tots look so good though!! I’m definitly going to have to keep that in mind next time I’m craving some cheesy carby goodness. (Which is like, every day!)
i hate when i don’t crave anything.. i do laps from the pantry to the fridge and then end up usually just having something like what you had, a bunch of everything. that running outfit is the best, seriously where did you get those pants!?! i wear some ugly outfits to the gym, esp highschool shirts? always rocking them….cheesy tots, holy yum!!
haha that outfit has nothing on what I wear half the time!! Ok maybe the pants, since I dont have any with designs on them, but my workout gear NEVER matches!
Matt @ The Athlete's Plate
I’m basically always craving cheese or nut butter!
Holly @ My Plant-Based Family
When I crave nothing I end up eating cereal, bean burritos, or like someone mentioned above I eat everything hoping something will work.
I’d never turntable nose up at cookies though. I have a special relationship with them.
Er ok you might have the coolest running gear YET- love it! I find that workout gear is one of the few times we can get away with wearing the craziest of outfits, especially trainers! When I’m not craving anything, I usually go with eggs or oats- it’s rare for me to not enjoy either!
Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
I have that exact same problem!! I am craving something but I don’t know what.. and I rummage through my shelves searching and searching. I’m sure that will be purgatory for me if I go to hell, hahaha! I hope you get new shoes soon, I bet that’s why your knees hurt (spoken by someone who’s knees have “left the barn” so to speak:D ) xx ps.. I would love that dinner, sometimes we like the dinners we don’t make:)
Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel
your foods always look so DAMN good. sorry for cussing. I’m just so jealous.
(directed ‘here’ from GiRRRLearth): 1. the running outfit looks sumwut scary, but … you’re runnn’ 11 miles –THAT is statemeant ’nuff.
2. UNFAIR for me to see pixures of yummyHealthy food when i’m fading along, pre-lunch.
enjoid yore site, so far!
I’m rarely craving something 😉
The food looks yummy!
GiGi Eats Celebrities
YOU KNOW WHAT I AM CRAVING… YOUR HOT GREEN TYE DYE PANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MINE!! LOL!!! AND UH, I am always craving something so really I cannot help you in this conundrum of yours! LOL!! 😉 I am a bottomless pit!!
I’m not sure what you are talking about saying you are a mess, I think you look look like a sexy beast ready to take on the world. When I have no cravings… I usually end up with a stir fry and a piece of meat or something. I will never skip dinner just because I know I’ll wake up a few hours later starvingggg.
Brittany Trentham (@batrentham)
I love that running outfit! I would so wear that… lol I’m always craving something.. lol.. If I really don’t want anything, I’ll make a rice dish with some sort of protein. Quick and easy!
I know it has been said 100 times but I’m digging that outfit. I barely wear 3/4 pants because it’s either too hot or too cold for that. As far as cravings…I don’t know. I’ve had days where I crave something just not knowing what and I do agree-the worst!
Christina Does It All
oh my gosh i want those cheese tators in my mouth NOW
Christina Does It All
and also, you look adorable in that atrocity. really.
Alex @ Brain, Body, Because
omg, I love shot bloks. I gave up fruit snacks when I went vegetarian (gelatin, bleh) and the shot bloks taste so much like fruit snacks that I would do long runs just to eat them. nom nom!
I hate that “I’m hungry but there’s nothing I really want” feeling. Then everything just tastes blah and you still don’t feel satisfied.
Her Happy Balance
Your crazy outfit is kind of endearing haha. Whenever I get really hungry I get crabby and cannot for the life of me decide what I want to eat and my boyfriend knows he’ll have to come up with our dinner for that night. The chia drinks look very interesting! If you like them that’s all that matters.
Every tried to take a blow torch to Daiya?? It’s magical! Toasty and smoky flavored. I have a recipe for vegan mac and cheese somewhere in my blog and took a torch to the daiya layer on top.
It makes my life.
WHAT!? That sounds amazing!!! I don’t own a blow torch, but I might invest in one JUST to make that mac and cheese!
Here’s the link to it.
I think you can find one at any hardware store. Don’t bother with the culinary ones that are the size of an electric toothbrush (they don’t last nearly long enough). The welding torches are good enough for Julia Child, they’re good enough for the rest of us.
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