So this evening would see me accomplish 8 sugar free days.
This evening for the first time in a while, I wanted something to snack on and I wanted something sweet. My kitchen is full of sweet stuff - haribos, chocolate, chocolate biscuits, cake and the freezer has ice cream too.
My first work around was following a tip from the 'sweet poison' book. I opened one bag of Brazil nuts, one of almonds and one of cashews. I emptied into a large jar, mixed up, then took one handful. Phew! Disaster averted.
Unfortunately as bedtime approached I felt the need again and wondered about having a hot chocolate made with Cadbury options. One weeny sachet of chocolate wouldn't hurt - right? But yes it would...I would spoil my sugar free run.
I rallied! Instead I found work around 2: a mug of hot, full milk with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Again I read in sweet poison that full milk can taste quite sweet when you give up sugar. (Lactose in milk is ok as it is handled differently by the body than fructose).
Boy! It was sweet and scrummy and just what I needed before bed. The cinnamon was a nice little taste twist.
I am delighted. Yes, I have had extras this evening but they have been healthy options and I remain sugar free. Yay!!