sweets/desert after a meal.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
I'm struggling with needing to eat something sweet or like desert after I eat dinner or a late afternoon meal. After breakfast I'm okay lunch is a bit more iffy but after diner ughhhh. I feel like it "seals" the meal or completes it. If I don't have desert I will tend to keep eating as if the meals not over? Growing up we usually had a desert after dinner as well, but you would think being close to 50 I would have outgrown that
I've tried low cal deserts like low fat puddling, fruit, to try and "trick" myself but it's not really working. I don't really crave "bad" foods during the day but mostly at night when I'm home after dinner. I use the food to relax and unwind from the days stressors so that desert can also be overindulged as well with instead of having 2 cookies I need to eat the whole box. The sweets just trigger me to binge. So it's a bit all or nothing. Thanks for any ideas.