Probably some of you have already come up with this, but maybe this post will help some of our Newbie Sparklers:
I have the sweet tooth from hell. And when I eat sugar/carb food my body freaks out and craves more and more and more of them. Most times in my past, this has lead to a long period of, "oh what the hell, I can't do this right now, I'm gonna eat what I want until I try to diet again." Maybe some of you can relate.
I realized I need to get a grip on REALITY:
** I LOVE sweet stuff - especially cake and ice cream.
** Instead of DENYING myself of sweet stuff - which ultimately leads to disaster every time - I need to EMBRACE the reality of my sweet tooth. Denial has not worked thus far.
** Find healthy alternatives
This is BIG GROWTH for me.
So, I researched a sort of "eat this not that" type of foods that are good for those of us watching our sweet tooths, but still needing something sweet - besides fruit. I found that Angel Food cake is the lowest of all cake stuff for calories. Then I went to the store and EUREKA- I found a SUGAR FREE angel food cake!! Only 70 calories for a good sized piece.
I put some frozen blueberries in the microwave until they were hot and had that juicy juice circling the bottom of the bowl. Cut my angel food piece and put it on top of the heated blueberries. Next I put 2 servings of Light whipped topping on top.
Voila! The angel food cake sucks up the juicy blueberry juice and has the consistency of frosted cake -- yuu-uuum!
I can mix up the fruit stuff too, using peaches and mixed berries, and strawberries etc.
Thank you, Spark, for something that is so simple, but my Rat Race brain has never been able to come up with until I tapped into the creativity of members in here and our Spark Book.