I took the quiz and was NOT surprised by the results (situational struggles). I've always known that I have a sweet tooth. I've been working on changing it, which is why the results did not show a full-blown sweet tooth. I can usually say NO to bringing sweets into the house but lately, I haven't been. I've been buying all sorts of bakery goods (brownies and such) and ice cream (after all, it's getting warmer now,right?) I finally got tired of feeling yucky (from eating sweets and not much else) and laid down the law at home - no more sweets at home! None of us need it so it's a good solution for everybody. Of course, I'm aware that there are hidden sugars in many many things that we still use (like the flavoured cream for coffee) but we're no longer buying the brownies, ice cream, chocolate bars, and so on.
My cravings hit in the late afternoon, around 4:00 or so. Ever since I was a child, I get hungry at 4:00. I just have to learn to choose a healthy snack and not a chocolate bar. The new one, though, is after dinner. Lately I've been craving dessert (hence the brownies and ice cream). I haven't had dessert at home for YEARS. Why now? I'll get to the bottom of my cravings and share with you later.
As far as why I want to do this - I realize that when I get my sweet tooth under control, the rest will follow. I need to keep this challenge and my goals in mind whenever I think to myself that "oh, just one chacolate bar won't matter". With me, one today leads to one tomrrow and the next day and the next day...
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