The No-Bake Healthy Oatmeal cookies received the most traffic in the history of my site. I had a fleeting thought that maybe I should just change my blogs to cookies and desserts….but then I’d have to retire from being an R.D. My article on fake sweeteners in the Huffington Post got the most comments from readers everywhere who were indigent about getting their sweet cravings met.
Do we all want perpetual sweet or dessert in our lives?
Is this due to our taste buds, comfort or just a plain old sweet tooth? I’m asking because I don’t really know so if you have an insight please enlighten me.
Sometimes a new client will come in and say “I don’t really like sweets – it’s not my thing.” However, more often that not many will say “what can I have to help my sweet tooth?”
I for one believe in having a little treat every day – remember I grew up as the baker in my family. However, as the dietitian part of me developed I realized my figure would not handle that for long and I grew accustomed to my 2 squares of dark chocolate per evening.
AND I realized that having so much sweet made my feel bloated, lethargic and hungry for more and more food and sweets so protein became my friend. For me, I love the sweetness of feeling comfortable in my body and clothes. This overshadows the craving for sweet and love of baking. Exercising the discipline button isn’t all that easy at times but necessary to what I really want.
I think one can enjoy some sweet as long as it is balanced and does not interfere with one’s health and happiness.
If your diet is balanced and a perpetual sweet craving remains are you having enough sweetness of life? That’s my philosophical question for mid-July. If you have some thoughts to share please post a comment. I welcome your thoughts – and let’s start a dialogue about sweet.