Day 3 into the Whole30, and aside from a complete inability to sleep last night, things are going well. Of course, the after-dinner “quick, I need something sweet!” cravings hit about 3.5 seconds after finishing my meal. I kept going back to the fridge to see if something appropriate magically appeared. Why do we do that? Every time I looked in there, the carrots and apples still sat patiently in the produce drawer, the bacon still waited for someone to crisp it up gently…and nothing miraculous appeared.
I know it’s common to have the “after meal” sugar cravings. But I hate being a slave to my taste buds. Obviously I get some type of reward from eating sweet stuff after a meal as I feel completely content as soon as I indulge. So why not just eat a piece of fruit? Or chew a piece of gum? Or just suck on one little-bitty piece of hard candy? Because, my friends, all that does is perpetuate the addiction. And I hate being addicted. I hate feeling an out-of-control need to put something sweet on my tongue.
So, after dinner I ate some celery and almond butter (unsweetened, of course), and watched as my sugar cravings subsided. And I felt victorious.
Do you struggle with Dessert Demons? Check out this article on the Whole9 site. It’ll inspire you!