|July 3, 2012||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under FitFluential, Health, Wellness|
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:
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?