Sweeter than Serenity: Sweet Tooth Rampage

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sweet Tooth Rampage

On the subject of diets, if you've ever been on one, then you know what I mean when I say that sometimes you just need a fat day. Some days I wake up and literally think to myself, "today is the day that I am going to eat ice cream for breakfast." I don't usually (unless it's my birthday, and then I totally do), but boy do I really want to. I think of the ice cream, cake, pie, chips, and every other nasty thing that I want to eat (white queso anyone?). So, how do I combat these days?

I eat sweet things everyday, especially first thing in the morning. I start every single day with a bowl of gluten free oatmeal with blueberries in it and scrambled egg whites. The blueberries add just the right touch of sweetness for me to start off the day. I actually have gotten to where I look forward to waking up and eating breakfast now because I like it so much (and because I'm always ravenously hungry when I wake up).

I eat every 2-3 hours. Seriously, I am not kidding. I don't eat giant meals, but I eat constantly during the day. When I keep my stomach full of healthy foods, is generally keeps me from craving the bad foods. My morning snack is usually my protein shake because I usually work out in the mornings. My protein shakes are also always sweet, because that is just how I like them. Lately I've been drinking the cake batter protein shake from my post yesterday almost every day.

For lunch I usually incorporate more vegetables and meats, but if my need for a day of food splurging is still going on, then I usually indulge in gluten free toast with sunflower butter and sliced bananas. This is a sweet treat for me, and it really doesn't break the calorie bank. And it's oh so good :)

If my sweet tooth is still on a rampage after all that, then I make myself a real dessert. I make homemade ice cream, cinnamon apples, chocolate pudding, or some other dessert that I can swap healthier ingredients into that doesn't take away from the actual sweet taste. Usually after doing this my sweet tooth is satisfied. (I'll post these recipes soon!)

One of the best tips I can ever give on getting past these sweet rampage days is to really try to not give in (yes I know, it's nearly impossible). The less you eat sweets, the less you will crave them, and the less sweet a food has to be to feel like an indulgence to you. Another tip is to make sure you are exercising portion control in your sweet indulgences. If you eat half a cup of ice cream, that really isn't going to totally ruin your day of eating well. However, if you eat half the container of ice cream, that's another story. It's all about controlling what is going into your mouth.

Do you have any special ways that you combat your sweet tooth rampages? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know! Also, don't forget to follow me by clicking "Join this Site" on the right! :)

God Bless,


  1. I have the worst sweet tooth'! I love bananas with natural peanut butter and now what rally helps the cravings is the Quakers chocolate rice cakes! So yummy and only 60 calories a cake!

    <3 Shannon

    1. I haven't tried those yet! I'll have to pick some up on my next grocery trip!

  2. I actually find that brushing your teeth kicks the craving immediately! Between he minty flavor and freshly clean teeth, I'm usually good to go!

    Strawberry Chic

    1. That's such a good idea! Chocolate doesn't taste quite as good mixed with toothpaste, haha!

  3. I definitely needed these ideas - I've had a crazy sweet tooth since I ate Easter desserts this past weekend!


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