I have always had a sweet tooth, I was at my heaviest when I was only 10 years old, all down to my poor eating habits with sweets, I love ice cream, I love fudge, I love chocolates, hell I even love liquorice, if it is sweet I will eat it.
I was fortune enough to go to boarding school and the boot camp exercise routines trimmed me up completely, at the age of 13 I lost 10kgs (22lbs) in 2 months, it was intense.
Though I managed to lose all the weight, I still struggled with my sweet tooth gene and it has followed me into my adult life and adding wine and sweet Scandinavian ciders to the list, the struggle is really on!
I have accepted, this is a real problem of mine and I need to tackle it down (feel a bit like an addict). So far the mini steps I have taken are:
1. Only have alcoholic drinks at the weekend. It’s the likes of cider and Rose Wines that are loaded with all the calories and too easy to drink.
2. Avoid buying sweets with weekly food shopping.
3. The 1 rule; first I will try my best to resist the craving; if I can’t then I can only have 1 for the day. This helps me keep my craving at bay and avoids binge behaviour.
4. Substituting the sweets for more savoury snack, I love almonds and cashew nut.
5. Drinking water. Water makes my body think it’s full and avoids the midday snack bug
The struggle is on, my sister, older brother and I got the sweet tooth gene, it has been a struggle, but we will overcome it, one way or another! The older one gets the complications with sugar with the likes of diabetes and weight gaining are so real.
30 day self-challenge
I was speaking to my sister the other day and she gave up alcohol for lent and after 3 weeks she has noticed that all the clothes that were tight have been fitting her comfortably, I was very surprised with this, I mean I know alcohol has loads of calories, but I did not realise how a change like that could make such a big impact.
After this I decided I could really benefit from a self-challenge for the next month where I will be cutting out all alcohol and chocolates and sweets from my diet.
This is to give myself an internal cleanse as well as see how much these foods impact my overall health and appearance of my body.
I started it on the 1st of April, as I have a birthday this month I will put the 29th as the only exception day! A girl has to have her birthday cake! So because of this my final day will be the 29th.
So this will be all alcoholic drinks and candy!
I will still have sugar in my tea and will be allowed a pudding once a week, but it has to be able to fit into a ramekin bowl and not bulge out. Though the puddings have to be ‘health’ so will research for healthy puddings for my once a week treat. Will have to get creative
Please leave me suggestion on how you have tackled the sweet tooth.
Happy Fitness Friday Ladies! :o)
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