In the past 3 weeks I have eliminated LOTS of sugar from my diet. We are actually trying out the Paleo Diet, which sounds HORRIBLE when you hear what you can’t eat (gluten, legumes, dairy, carbs, sugar) but when you realize what you CAN eat (delicious veggies, all sorts of meat, as much coconut oil or olive oil as your heart desires) then it is actually not so bad.
Why did I make this switch? I did it because I have been feeling kind of gross for close to 2 years now. And my body just wasn’t dropping about 20 pounds of baby weight this time around, either (my baby will be 1 year old next week…time to face facts that the weight isn’t budging!). I knew I needed to try a different type of diet because I crave sugar and carbs almost all the time. So I eat them all day long. And I feel icky.
I’m not going to sugar coat it (snort snort): giving up sugar is HARD. And I’m not perfect. But oh my gosh, I am learning how much sugar is in EVERYTHING! And now that I’m pretty much not eating it, when I taste something sweet, it tastes much more sweet than it ever did before, and I want much less of it before I feel satisfied. It is the difference between 3 chocolate chip cookies and 1/3 of 1 chocolate chip cookie, which of course, is impacting my weight on the scale. Those pounds are starting to come off….FINALLY! But the cravings for sweets still pop up from time to time, and today I’m going to show you how I deal with them.
I do it with candy.
That probably sounds counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? But I’m talking about sugar-free candy. And not gross sugar free candy (we’ve all been down that road, am I right?). I’m eating candy that I truly have a hard time believing is sugar free. Because it tastes JUST like the original. It is Werther’s Original Sugar Free. And it is my jam, people~
I took it with me on a recent plane trip. Isn’t it always the case that you realize you are hungry RIGHT before you have to board the plane? Happens to me every time. I think it has something to do with knowing that you CAN’T get food for the next hour and a half that makes you want food right now. Werther’s Sugar Free did the trick for me. And honestly, they tasted positively indulgent.
On the home front, I recently got out of the habit of having big bowl of candy and chocolates on our counter. The reason? Because I would visit that bowl anywhere from 4-8 times EVERY DAY. Ridiculous. If you see it, you think of it. Out of sight? Out of mind!
But I’m totally down with putting out this little jar of Werther’s Original Sugar Free!
Are you trying to back off of your sugar consumption? Having a tough time doing it? I totally feel your pain. I wish I had known about this product sooner, because it really helps. It tastes sweet, just the way you would expect a Werther’s Original to taste. Just guilt-free this time.
Be sure to visit the Werther’s Original Sugar Free Facebook page to hear more about this great product and find out how you can get samples and coupons to try it out.
Any tips or tricks for me to help with sugar cravings? Have you tried these fantastic candies yet? I’d love to hear!
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