Tuesday, August 20, 2013
I just had a revelation this morning. I accidentally forgot the stevia i normally put in my smoothie. And you know what? The smoothie tasted terrible. I was shocked by this because in the past my banana in the smoothie had been adequately sweet and was enjoyable. I also had begun to sweeten my banana sorbet ...and discovered a similar problem there....
Lately I've been drinking coffee again after months being off of it...(No more like YEARS off) and I kept debating with myself whether I really should get off the coffee again. And yeah. My coffee is almost completely caffeine free so it wasn't that. IT WAS THE SWEETNESS that I was craving. Yeah. Stevia...stevia ruined me because it made my taste buds "need" the sweetness. And all the ground I'd gained by being sugar free was shot to hell....all through the INNOCENT use of stevia. Now I have a choice. I can go on this way....or I can draw a line in the sand and refuse to cross it....so that I can taste the natural sweetness of fruit or the taste of tea....This is the only path available to breaking my sweet addiction. And this will ultimately make me stop craving things like mocha lattes and ice cream. Will it be hard? Maybe. But I do need to draw some lines because my weight has been going UP instead of DOWN in the past week. Time to re-read Dr Fuhrman and hang out on my discussion forum there.