Tame your sweet tooth challenge Week 2!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
So, I reach for "healthy" ice cream and chocolate fiber bars wayyyyy too much. In honor of week two I'm going to try to shift some of those treat reaches for fruit instead of empty calorie sweets.
Today I ate a bunch of bing cherries and I notice that I get tired of them eventually and my sweet tooth is satisfied, however if I'd grabbed a fiber bar or ice cream I'd still be craving more of it after I finished a serving. 200 grams of cherries is just under one fiber bar in calories and much more filling!
I'm never going to quit having sweets altogether (god forbid!), but I would like to not "need" them after every meal or every snack. I don't want to be dependent or addicted and feel deprived when I can't have them... So, we are going to try to slowly get more fruit in there so I'm in control of when I want to have a treat. :)