Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Okay so I rejoined the SP Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Team and one of the things to do in week one is to list the reasons why I want to decrease my intake of sweets. Basically I've noticed that the more sweets I have the more I crave. I usually was able to keep it under control, but in the last year a few complications have popped up. Namely, I've developed food intolerances - wheat, dairy, soy, and rice to name a few. What does that have to do with a sweet tooth? The way I typically dealt with my sweet tooth was with my morning coffee with stevia and cream. Now, if I have coffee the way I like it I have a reaction (coughing, congestion, stomach cramps, sneezing, etc.) and feel like poop for most of the day. I know some people really enjoy coffee without cream, but to me it's just not satisfying. My other "sweet treat" was diet pepsi, but I'm reacting to that as well - bad bone and joint pain all night when I drink them. So anyway, I started drinking occasional regular sodas as a replacement and that seems to have really ramped up my cravings. Anyway long story short I want to do this challenge to stop the cravings and be able to accept that I just can't eat/drink the way I used to and move on. In addition, a book I read - What the Bible Says About Healthy Living - lists three rules for a healthy diet and the last one is not to let any food control you. Lately I've been letting my cravings control me and I'm doing this challenge to take back control of my food intake and my health.