I recently wrote about how I’ve been suffering from nasty foot cramps, and how I’ve been trying pretty much everything to get rid of them. In the process, I managed to totally mess up my diet.
Everyone recommends bananas for cramps, because they are marketed as having plenty of potassium. While there are many other potassium rich foods, I decided I might as well try bananas.
I don’t really like bananas.
I got the brilliant idea that I would slather them in peanut butter (which is legal, in small quantities, on my diet) and freeze them. I was out of peanut butter, and I also wanted to try coconut water for the cramps, so I went to Whole Foods instead of my regular grocery store.
They had a whole beautiful display of nut butters, and it occurred to me that almond butter would be even healthier than peanut butter. I tossed a jar of it into my cart, along with the peanut butter.
Later, I slathered my banana halves with the almond butter. It seemed darker than I thought it should be, but I didn’t think about it. I finished coating the bananas, and plopped the spoon in my mouth. I promptly realized that I had purchased chocolate almond butter, which is not legal on my diet. I laughed and stuck the bananas in the freezer figuring I would start to eat them on my cheat day.
But then I was hungry and I had no convenient snack food at my house. I figured it couldn’t hurt to eat one.
It didn’t hurt so much that I ate six of them.
So much for sticking to my diet (which I have done, faithfully, with very few exceptions, for over a year). Starting again.