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My sugar habits

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

So, besides assessing my current sugar habits and listing the reasons I want to cut back (which I did in my last blog post) I was supposed to record my sugar habits all week long. not to change my ways yet, but to keep track of what, when, and how often I crave sweets, and how much I eat.

One thing is – and last week was the right time to witness it – I get a craving for gummy candy right before my period starts. Don't ask my why it's gummy candy and not chocolate as for every other woman I know, but that is that. I don't negotiate with myself about it. It's a once-a-month-thing and I don't buy family-size bags of gummy candy, I can live with that.

Another thing is – and this one really irks me – I get food jealousy. My boyfriend has the habit of digging into Milka chocolate while watching TV. And I hate watching him eat the chocolate. All on his own. If I had been by myself I wouldn't even have thought about chocolate, but I can't tolerate him sitting there and eating all the chocolate by himself. There, I said it. I know it sounds ridiculous. I wish I could get a grip on that. I usually don't eat more than 1 to 1.5 oz of chocolate on those occasions, but I hate that I'm doing it without even wanting the chocolate in the first place. Geez, it really sounds horrible.

So, I had 3 oz of gummy candy last Thursday, and chocolate on two nights this past week. On Monday I walked to the italian ice cream parlor with my friend and had a chocolate gelato with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles and chocolate fudge sauce. No craving involved here, we do this about once a month, it's a social thing and we enjoy it. It racks up a little more than 600 calories, but I usually make up for that with a smaller lunch snack and a light dinner that day. Oh, I nearly forgot: There was cake last Wednesday. It was the MILs birthday and I made raspberry cheesecake of which I only had one piece, but another of the guests brought a marble cake that was so delicious that I ate a bit too much of that. Skipped dinner afterwards.

All in all I am not so sure how much I really "crave" sweets. I do have a sweet tooth, yes, but the only real craving I notice is the hormonal thing once a month. I do, however, want to get a grip on that silly chocolate envy and a few other little self-indulgences, like not being able to stop on that delicious birthday cake.

Now I'm curious what week two of the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth" Challenge will bring!
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    Oh I crave sweets. I eat enough for you and your BF and your MIL and your cousins and neighbors and friends. Lol.
    2022 days ago
    Data is usually reliable so making note is bound to help you see and decide about the role of sugar in your health plan
    2022 days ago
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