Sunday, December 02, 2012
I have to say this morning I feel like a bit of a fraud. As much as I encourage others to have a healthy diet and cheer when they don't eat sweets, I can't seem to get through an entire a day without something sweet. Now, I always stay within my calorie range and it is usually something lower calorie like a Skinny Cow Truffle or a See's lollipop. However, it sets up a snacking mentality for me, especially at night and the sweets never really satisfy me because they always taste like more. Also, when you eat between 1200-1400 calories per day it is such a waste to spend a large proportion of those calories on something empty that doesn't fill you up. I still use Splenda in my coffee and I wonder if the artificial sweetener sets up these cravings. Has anyone had experience with lessening sweet cravings when you stop artificial sweeteners?
I really would like to just put nutritionally dense calories into my body instead of empty, junk so why can't I get a hold of this? Well, I know when I was younger we used to have these chocolates called Cadbury Roses and big tubs of ice cream. These were my so-called friends when I was feeling sad or anxious. Some people say if you don't have some sweets one day you will just go on a binge for them but I don't know. I would love to hear other's experience regarding this problem.