The holidays have come and gone and I’m still sitting here jonesin’ for something sweet. I did pretty good during the holidays, but then there was the aftermath. 2lbs of See’s candy, leftover ice cream, whip cream, and cookies. Slowly those old sugar cravings crept back in and I let them. Now it’s February and I’m still getting that old familiar feeling every night. I want something sweet. Ugh!
The other day I took my mom out for a picnic. It was a beautiful day and I thought lunch in the park watching the ducks by the pond would be a nice outing. I stopped and picked us up some sandwiches, kettle chips and…a box of cookies. then proceeded to eat way too many of the chips and cookies. Once those were consumed, I promised my self no more, but the cravings, they take on a life of their own.
After my nieces baby shower where there was absolutely nothing but refined carbohydrates, including my ultimate weakness…cake, I spent the next day in sugar shock. Craving more refined carbohydrates, my body crying out for SUGAR! Now I don’t keep sweet things in the house, intentionally, that is just too hard when I’m at a low, I can’t help myself, but I’m lazy and it’s been so cold out, so if it’s not in the house, I’m not going to go out and get it…usually, but spending that Sunday feeling horrible and only wanting more more more, I left the house that night and came back with Ice Cream (you’d think it was too damn cold, but no.) I’ve even been sneaking a little extra sugar into my coffee in the mornings.
I don’t like how I feel. Low energy, cranky, stressed, It’s time for me to get back on plan. Out comes the food log, I can’t ignore the 75g of sugar I consumed in my 2.5 cup serving of Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream on Sunday. It’s time. Luckily, I’m a nutritionist and I know what to do.
You see? Even a nutritionist, who knows better, can’t be 100% all the time. I’m on day 2 and I’ve cut out the sweet treats, back to 1/2 tsp in my 10oz coffee and eating my complex carbs to curb those cravings.
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