Sweet Tooth

I have a problem.

 

For the first time in my life I am battling a sweet tooth.  It’s taken me 8 months to realize it.  Ever since I had Emmalyne my tastebuds have changed.  I used to never crave sweets or really like them for that matter.  I love to bake but I would bake for others and the treats didn’t tempt me.  I didn’t care for cake, ice cream, or candy really.

 

Somehow that has changed.

 

Lately I have noticed that every night after dinner my body yearns for something sweet and I indulge too often.  I am all for everything in moderation but processed junk just should be a no go.  And I haven’t been practicing what I preach.  More often than not these sweet babies make it into my belly:

DOTS candy

 

All in their artificial glory.

 

So in the interest of full disclosure I am sharing my struggle with you.  Admitting you have a problem is the first step towards recovery right?  😉

 

I was frustrated last month when I couldn’t get the scale to move during my post-baby body progress.  I think that an over-indulgence in sweets was the culprit.  While I like to enjoy life and eat the things I love I need to practice better moderation.

 

My plan is to be more aware of what I am putting into my body and stop some of the mindless snacking that has been happening in the afternoons.  I also need to just not buy sweet snacks at the grocery store.  I am really good at “out of sight out of mind” so I just need to implement it.  When I have a craving for something sweet I will substitute some fruit or Greek yogurt into the mix for a healthy, sweet snack.  I WILL conquer my sweet tooth.

 

Do you have a sweet tooth?  How do you beat it?