Bordeom, old habits and true hunger

Monday, April 22, 2013

Motivational Quote of the Day: "Dear Stomach: You're bored, not hungry, so shut up." I actually got this one from Pinterest!

Old habits can be really hard to break. The one I am working on at the moment is trying to tell myself that it is not an automatic "requirement" that I have to have something sweet after each meal. This is a tough one for me. It seems like it is etched in stone in my brain that I need to have dessert or something sweet after lunch and dinner. I'm trying to focus on sweets being a sometime food, not an every day food. Moderation is key, I know, but I know it is hard for me to stop eating something sweet once I have started.

And so, I continue to work on changing my tastebuds, one mouthful at a time.

Hope everyone is having a good start to the week!

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  • C8TSON
    Oh goodness!! This one is SO difficult to change! I deal with this very same thing! Growing up my mom always had a little slice of brownie, or a scoop of ice cream in the summer, or homemade cookies. Every night, we had something sweet to eat! I still haven't fully broken this habit, particularly when it comes to date nights with my DH. One thing I have tried to do in place of it, is have some kind of fruit. No, it doesn't exactly break the mindset, but it does healthily fulfill the craving. Even if it's a little pre-portioned cup of applesauce. You might give that a try as a transition. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1854 days ago
    Good luck. It really is worth while, I feel, to experiment with eating less or no sugar and sweets.
    When I first tried it I thought I'd never enjoy my yoghurt breakfast again. Now, I put a few (just a few) raisins in it, fresh fruit, and cinnamon and LOVE it, every morning. Even my husband, who has a sweet tooth even bigger than mine, eats this with joy now. So, there is hope! :)
    1854 days ago
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  • CHARDY0125
    I have a major sweet tooth and was like that as well. I tried eating fruit at night, caramel rice cake(50 calories) maybe add a tbsp of pnut butter to it(which adds more calories of course but not a bunch, or a yogurt when that sweet urge came along. Once I got in that routine then once a week I would treat myself to a creamsicle ice cream bar(90 calories) or a small hazelnut Chocolate square by Ghirardelli I think it is (60 calories) and left it at that. I know its hard but hang in there emoticon
    1855 days ago
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