Yes, you read that title correctly. I have not had any chocolate, or candy period, in over a week. But not because it’s not “allowed” or “I’m being careful.” I just realized the other day I have not been feeling the need to have a dessert after a meal since I started on Weight Watchers.
I’ll tell you simply why I think that is.
The plan encourages protein, fruits and veggies and a lower fat and starchy carbs intake.
So, I’m eating just that. Funny thing is I eat a Pure Protein bar for breakfast every morning and I think having the sugars in that and the sugars in my 2 Tbsp. of poppyseed dressing I’m currently enjoying on my salads is just enough that I don’t crave more.
Actually, that’s backwards… I think the added protein and less starchy/sugary carbs is lessening my cravings for sweets.
I’m also wondering if switching from diet sodas to Le Croix has had anything to do with my need for candies? I just thought of that. hhmmm….
Anyway, can I just say, whether this is a honeymoon phase or not, I’m very happy with the lack of heavy desire for sweets just now because those are always my downfall. What makes me even happier is knowing if I want some chocolate I can definitely have it; I just have to track it and make room for it in my food budget.
It’s nothing new to me, but I’m in a place where things are looking up on the health side of things and I’m so grateful. *contented sigh*
P.S. I volunteered for the concession stand at my son’s baseball game and two of the ladies had M&Ms, hinting it was because we were losing so bad… lol I did not have anything from there, but I also did not want anything from there. YAY! Instead, I finally had a Diet A&W Rootbeer over the yummy Sonic-style crushed ice and it felt like a treat. 🙂
It is SO nice to be in a place where things like sugar have no pull. 🙂 yay for you!
I think that one of the great things about SmartPoints is that it does reduce cravings for sugary stuff. I think it really does encourage healthier eating. I do eat some chocolate, but find it easy to have it without what I can “afford” to eat on the program. And, that is the thing. And, that is the thing. You can have some if you want, but if you don't want to spend your points on that you can use them for something else instead.
Way to go! It's great that you are staying strong. (And it helps that cravings are going away lol).