ThankYou for your message and lovely words!
So, eating habits, well. I have been doing this sport a while now! So I have learnt a fair amount over the years.
I have always been pretty strict what I have put in my mouth. However, at times, (a few years ago now) too strict and I became too skinny and yes, on some days I would feel I ate things I should'nt have/or too much of something. I had those cravings because I was starving my body of food my body needed. If you strave your body of what it needs it is likley one will splash out and eat foods that it does'nt need because one is desperate.
I have learnt now, that if you have a good balance, you dont have those absolute desperations for certain foods.
In moderation, your body needs carbohydrates, protein and fat. But you dont need to fuel your body like it is a huge dinosour! Keep your portion size right for you, ..somtimes you might need a bit more as you have just done a lot of training, sometimes it might be a bit less as you are doing less.
I have never beleived that I need foods like biscuits, suger sweets, fizzy drinks, pastries etc. I just dont even look at them as food for me. I ignore they are there.
But if for some reason I feel I need something like that, then I have a bit, eat and enjoy and move on.
Often after an Ironman or some hard training you really do crave things like pizza, crisps etc. Well this is the time to have something like that. At times like that your body tells you what it needs so you should'nt ignore it.
But day to day, well, you should have self control! But you must use your brain too!