If you're wondering why I used that tempting picture for this post-- so am I...
I have a serious sweet tooth. Honestly I have a sugar addiction and it's a hard thing to admit, but it's a huge problem for me. I'm not going to lie, I feel a little bit dramatic talking so strongly about sugar, but really something need(ed)s to change.
The title is slightly misleading because I'm not totally cutting out sweets or sugar but I'm cutting way back (for me)-- if you follow along with my blog regularly you know how much I love to bake. I also have a huge addiction to candy- not so much chocolate but skittles, starburst, sour anything... it's a problem- especially when there is always a giant bowl of candy at work staring me right in the face.
My husband refused to buy halloween candy until the day of because he knew I would
Anyway, for November (and maybe longer) I'm saying NO to candy, cakes, cookies, pop, ice cream, basically sweets of any kind. With the exception of something for Thanksgiving... it only comes around once a year, right?? (this is why I have a problem...)
In addition to Thanksgiving I am making a few other exceptions, because while I'm serious about making a change, I know what's realistic for my lifestyle. I will probably partake in the occasional Starbucks drink. I don't care for the sugar-free syrups, and if I'm going to pay to get a fancy drink I'd rather enjoy one that I actually like/want-- only in moderation 4 total for the month.
That's my plan for the month! It also means there won't (or shouldn't) be any baking recipes up this month, which makes me a little bit sad, especially around this time of the year, but I don't trust myself to bake anything without eating it.
Have you ever done anything like this? An elimination diet of any kind? Or made a conscious effort to cut back on certain things?
Also, if you have any tips or suggestions please let me know. If you have any good snack or treat ideas that aren't loaded with sugar I would love those suggestions as well. Sometimes using Google and even Pinterest can get overwhelming.