Monday, September 24, 2012

Sweet Tooth

I have a major sweet tooth.


I eat sweets every day. Multiple times a day. I pretty much need something sweet after lunch and dinner always.

Other than my sweet obsession, I feel like I eat pretty healthy. I rarely drink sodas, rarely eat fast food, and try to cook healthy dinners. For dinner I often try to do meat (chicken/beef/turkey/fish/etc), a green veggie, and then something like brown rice, sweet potato, quinoa, or black beans, etc. Of course not all of our dinners are quite that healthy but for the most part I try to do keep them that way. I really want to teach Cambry to eat healthfully and enjoy nutritious food. I don't want her to eat tons of sugar like me. But I can't expect her to not eat a bunch of sugar but still do it myself. I need to change some habits.

It is going to take a long time. I need to take baby steps. Greg and I have taken the first baby step. We have said no desserts after dinner during the week (mon-thur). We can still have a snack after dinner (like cereal...i know that is still sweet and milk has lots of sugar too), but no ice cream (my usual) or other dessert. I still eat sweets during the day, and can eat them on the weekends. To some this goal may seem laughable, but to me even this tiny step is hard!

As soon as I finish dinner I am dying for something sweet. We have been doing this for several weeks and it is still so hard. I have started drinking coffee in the evenings to satisfy my sweet tooth. I add a little bit of milk and some Truvia. I really don't know if Truvia is bad or good - I thought it was a good choice as opposed to Sweet-n-low or Splenda but then I read mixed reviews online. Making healthy choices is hard and can be confusing because there seems to be so much debate and contradicting information.

Anyway, I am not sure if this baby step is helping or if it just causes me to eat more sweets during the day :) I think it may be helping a bit though. And I need to find some healthy dessert recipes for my daytime sweet tooth.

By the way, speaking of dessert, these are so bad for you but SO GOOD. I made these a few weeks ago - YUM. I know...not good for my sugar reduction plan...


Fiona aka DRMama said...

I've been on a sweet tooth kick ever since somewhere during my pregnancy!! Those look so tasty! Good for you for taking this step though. I'm sure it will make a difference. I agree... I want to teach Alidia good eating habits but first need to fix many of my own!

Wendy said...

I'm with you...I never had a sweet tooth until after I had Coleman and now I can't stop. Cupcakes are my weakness. I could eat them every day. After every meal.

Speaking of, I need to go and find some cookies....

Lesley said...

I have a sweet tooth as well. I won't share the recipe for the pumpkin cupcakes with salted caramel buttercream that I'm making right now...BUT I will tell you that we got a BlendTec blender and there is a recipe in there for a chocolate banana smoothie that I really like. 1/2 cup milk, 1 T cocoa powder, 1 1/2 T peanut butter, 1 T honey, 1 banana, 1 cup of ice. Blend it together and it is really yummy, and healthy! Tastes almost like a milkshake but without all the fat. You could also sub some chocolate protein powder and make a protein shake and drink it for breakfast.

Jana said...

That sounds really good Lesley. I will be trying that soon, thanks!!