Sugar Cravings Blog #3
Friday, February 23, 2018
"Today, on top of journaling about your cravings, think of a situation where you often let sugar get the best of you. Then, come up with a game plan for the next time you find yourself in that scenario."
So I wanted to report progress with my sugar cravings last night, but I got to tired to blog. Anyways, yesterday I was craving donuts all day. Donuts donuts donuts-- that's all I could think about! I nearly went and got one twice. The last time, I was saved by having a healthy snack in my car (carrots and cucumber slices). However, when I got to school last night, I had an hour before classes started and I was starved! So I went to the college cafeteria. I wasn't sure what I would find, but I was aiming to get some pretzels. They're not great for you, but they have fiber and aren't awful either. Even better, I found Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Pretzels. I looked at the nutrition info and it had only 1 gram of sugar, and I had enough calories left over that it could easily fit into my day. I thoroughly enjoyed that snack! I also found that once I was full, I stopped craving sweets.
I often let sugar get the best of me at night. Night time, after dinner, is when I really crave sweets. I'm usually watching tv and I just want something to snack on. My game plan is to have plenty of fruits and veggies on hand with dips to snack on. Right now, I have blackberries, carrots, cucumbers, and celery in the fridge, and I have salsa, hummus, and guacamole for dips. I have been eating these all week and have really enjoyed them. Maybe it's more about getting that last little bit to eat each day than just having a sweet tooth. I haven't had dessert all week and I'm missing it only a little bit.