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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 emoticon 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.
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BOOZEYFORD 10/19/2013 10:01AM

    I have the exact same issue! We always had dessert growing up and it seems that need and craving is burnt into me at a cellular level! And unfortunetly I seem to be passing that need for the "sweet ending" onto my child, and that really bothers me.
The best thing I've found is not to bring it into my home! If I don't have icecream, cheesecake etc in my fridge then I'm ok with eating fruit or such, but if there's so much as a candybar in my cabinet.... Well you know. I make my 'desserts' extra pretty and fancy looking and it helps me feel like its more decadent and special.

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