I am totally more of a savory girl than a sweets girl. Don’t get me wrong, I love my sweets, but a plate of fries makes me way happier than a piece of cake. Unless it’s ice cream cake, and then all bets are off.
So when I started trying to lose weight, I didn’t have much of a sugar habit to kick. For me, it was more about introducing more fruits and veggies and eating less rich, fried food. While I definitely get sweets cravings, it’s much harder for me to control myself around salty food.
Except for this little temptress.
I don’t know if it’s the pink paper that does it for me or how sweet she is to me, but until a few weeks ago, I just couldn’t say no to Sweet ‘n’ Low. I knew how terrible it was for me, but I rationalized that it wasn’t that bad for me, if I only had 1-2 packets of it a day. That I’d given up or cut back on so many of my vices, that I was okay with having Sweet ‘n’ Low.
But a few months ago, Selena posted that taking sugar out of her coffee had helped calm her stomach down a lot, and I wondered if that might help me. I tried for a day to take the
crack stuff out of my coffee, but just couldn’t.
I decided to give it a go for Lent. Sure, it’s not a huge thing, but I knew it was something attainable.
You can’t mess with me, Mr. Pink Panther.
I’ll admit, I tried Sweet ‘n’ Low in my coffee the other day, and it just didn’t taste the same. I don’t think I can ever give up coffee, but giving up sweetener in my coffee feels a little liberating. I used to not get coffee from places that didn’t have Sweet ‘n’ Low because I just didn’t like any other sweetener. Now, I’ll get coffee anywhere.
So you might have noticed recently that I’m posting less food pictures. Well, I eat the same thing a lot. Sometimes I like taking pictures anyway, sometimes I don’t. So just an FYI going forward, I’m going to blog the highlights of my food, which will mean most meals, but not all. #nowyouknow