How Do You Overcome Your Sweet Tooth Cravings?

by Ashley

It’s Monday already?!  This weekend seemed to just fly by!  Nonetheless, it was a great weekend.  If you missed anything, here’s a recap:

Foodie Questionnaire

What [Was] for Dinner: Alfredo Turkey Meatballs Atop Healthy Mashed Potatoes

Tackling Our “To Do List”

Cheap Date

Get to Know Me Part I

This morning I wanted to hear your thoughts and advice on how you overcome your sweet tooth cravings… You know, the times where you just can’t stop craving something sweet?  You have a tiny brownie with hopes that will cure it, but you just want another one, and another one, and another one… 😉  Please tell me I’m not the only one that deals with this!  Maybe you don’t have as big of a sweet tooth as I do, but you are more of a savory person.  You savory people out there have to have cravings too (I hope!)… 

I started to think about this last night when our neighbors brought over these AMAZING zuchinni chocolate chip muffins.  (We are blessed with so many great neighbors!)  They were so incredibly delicious.  Even better, she brought them over right after she took them out of the oven so they were fresh and warm and heavenly.  I had to try one, of course, and I’m so glad I did!  It started out with me telling myself that I was just going to have a half of one to try since I was full from dinner, and that definitely didn’t happen.  I easily downed the whole thing and didn’t regret one bite.  Cody and I went on our evening walk with the pups (aren’t they so stinkin’ cute?!) and watched an episode of “LOST” on Netflix.

By then my feelings of fullness subsided, and I started thinking about something sweet again.  My mind immediately went back to the fabulous muffins.  So then another one ended up in my tummy.  Ahhh just as yummy as the first one.  Then I started wanting something else sweet!  Seriously, Ashley?!  I was getting somewhat irritated with myself because I just wanted this sweet craving to go far, far away.  I didn’t really understand why I was craving sweets so much… I don’t deprive myself during the week, I enjoy some sort of sweet treat each day, and I didn’t feel as though it was an “emotional” side effect.  I truly think I am just doomed with an incredibly large sweet tooth (thanks parents!), and for whatever reason it decided to make a nice long visit last night.   

So I am curious, how do you overcome your LARGE sweet tooth cravings (or any type of cravings)? 

Do you have any special “self control tactics”? 

What sort of foods do you resort to when you’re having a craving?

9 Comments to “How Do You Overcome Your Sweet Tooth Cravings?”

  1. When I crave sweets I usually eat Dove dark chocolates… I don’t feel bad it I have a couple because they’re actually good for you 🙂

  2. I crave salt! Don’t get me wrong I love the sweets but most of the time I find myself craving popcorn, chips or french fries. To help curb the cravings I put these things on the top shelf in the kitchen. I have to do a little more work to reach them and most of the time I end up grabbing some fruit instead of the step ladder. 🙂

  3. sometimes I can’t ignore the sweet tooth, and other times I just start chewing on a piece of gun for the sweet flavoring. But yeah we’re in the same boat- anything sweet is amazing 🙂

  4. I have a huge sweet tooth i kid you not.
    i usually just eat some fruit or a good chocolate-y dessert. you only live once! plus balance is all a part of indulging every once and a while! 🙂

  5. Sugar-free Chocolate Calcium Chewys! 20 calories each & I can have 3 per day! woot woot!
    Great picture of the puppies! Were they waiting for a bite of the muffins?

  6. I can’t resist! So I try to keep any chocolatey or sweet things out of my house! When I bake – I bring it to work. When I am really craving something sweet. I try to eat gum!

    • I usually try to keep all that stuff out of my house too (except for the occasional baked treat). I just get into trouble when our sweet neighbors bring us goodies!

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