What’s the one guilty pleasure you have that’s so good, you no longer feel guilty about it?
I am a diabetic. I have been for over 30 years. Do you have any idea what it is like to be told, NO, DON’T EAT SWEETS, NO, NO, NO!
Well I do and I can tell you first hand it isn’t any fun hearing it today all these years later. Holidays and celebrations are the worst. How many people bring healthy salads and fish to gatherings? Some, but not many. Having fun and eating go together and eating foods that aren’t healthy are usually a part of this.
I have fought this in many ways. I tried not buying sweets period at the grocery store so I won’t be tempted. I have went the sugar-free types, but they are usually so much sweeter, I just want more. Also you take the risk of cancers from sugar substitutes.
Finally I gave in. I buy those ten packs of Hershey bars, the little ones? For three of them it is under my carb and sugar limit. So I am much better during the day hours knowing at bedtime I get this snack.
Mouth watering melting chocolate in my mouth. All mine, no sharing, no interruptions. I can see how long I can keep the chocolate in my mouth before having to swallow. I can hold it in my mouth and pretend I am on a sandy beach with a gentle breeze blowing through my hair. I can imagine being on an awesome date and looking into his eyes.
All this just from putting one piece of chocolate in my mouth? You bet, there isn’t anything better than chocolate as a treat. Now as far as the holidays goes? I do sample desserts by placing one bite size on my plate. I didn’t go without, right? I didn’t feel deprived and it was a one time deal.