Years ago I discovered that I had a physical reaction to sugar, yeast, and caffeine. The sugars include all fruits and some vegetables. I read every book, tried every diet and health regimen there is. The only thing that worked for me was to read labels and not eat anything in a single day with more than 2 grams of sugar.
Then, several years ago, Eureka! There was foods labeled Sugar Free and No Sugar Added and Stevia. I saw that as my ticket to indulge.
While reading labels, I noticed many of the items marked Lite actually had less sugar than the Sugar Free or No Sugar Added items. Was I making better choices? No. Because I still used it as a justification to indulge.
This week I will change my key word from "indulge" to "moderation". Instead of a day with 1 diet soda, 3 sugar free cookies or candies, 2 glasses of Crystal Lite, and 1 tsp of Stevia on oatmeal, I will ration it out for the week.
I am going to round up my week of indulgences, put them in a basket, and know that they must last me for the week. And, put the basket on a high shelf, so I must make a conscious choice to dip into my rations.
(Best thing I read this week was the SP article on sugar alcohols. I never really understood what they were.)
"Take good care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." -author unknown