Today is the 5th day in a row that I have not wanted or had a sweet treat. This is causing some interesting things to happen to me. The first is that due to very stable blood sugar, I am eating much smaller portions. And, I don't miss my sweets nor do I miss my large portions. I am also craving vegetables and small amounts of fruit. Today, I was in the grocery store and came across some fresh berries that I could not pass up. That has never happened to me before. I am also in such a better mood. I just feel more positive and content.
Now, in the spirit of complete honesty, I will admit that I am still having a very small amount of sugar/honey. I have one or two cups of either coffee or tea every day. Over the last year I have gradually limited the amount of sweetener I put in my morning beverage to only about a teaspoon. So, I am still having that on a daily basis but that is it. I am not drinking soda or any other sweet beverages. I just don't want them. But, I am not giving up my tea and coffee. To me, they make life really enjoyable and I only partake in moderation. I will tell you that my herbal tea consumption in the evening has increased. Still only having one cup in the evening though.
The other thing is that I am craving Asian food like mad. I am making myself stir fries and having the occasional sushi. When I was a kid my dad made me these foods because, as he said, that was the only thing that kept me healthy. So, hopefully without the focus on sweets I am reverting to my natural healthy self.
Again, I want to thank Sandra and everyone at Thinking Slimmer for creating the "Beat that Sweet Tooth " pod. It is like a miracle for me!!