For some reason when we think of getting fit and losing weight our minds start to think of things like:
- Lots of Exercise
- No More Carbs/Fat
- Trying to Motivate Ourselves to Love Exercise
- And No More Sweets!
It’s almost a rite of passage, albeit a sad rite of passage, that we are taught to think negatively of taking care of ourselves. Being healthy means a painful experience where we beat ourselves up in hopes of finally changing our habits.
I get it. Most of us grow up drinking soda, eating candy, and yes, the occasional vegetable when our mothers forced us to eat them.
So as adults we crave sweets. A lot. Sometimes a meal can seem incomplete without something sweet to finish it off.
Here’s a Secret That Can Help You Lose the Unwanted Pounds Without Giving Up Your Sweet Tooth.
Sweet does not have to equal sugar. Sweet does not have to equal bad. Sweet can be healthy and yummy at the same time.There are so many recipes out there that are both healthy and sweet. As I write this I feel compelled to say that I’m not a fan of “fake” sugars like aspartame. Honey, stevia, or maple syrup are all common replacements for you to consider. Applesauce is also commonly used in baking as a replacement.
In the end, what matters is that you are excited to be healthy and if you have a sweet tooth like I do, then part of that journey involves tasty sweet foods and snacks.
One of my favorite ways to get more natural sweetness into my meals is to use sweet potatoes. I mash them and bake them. I use different toppings depending on my mood and taste buds.
I also have a piece of 70% dark chocolate sweetened with stevia each night. If I am craving something sweet to drink I add some honey to my tea. If I want something really indulgent I go with a banana whip.