A Chocolate A Day…
Another week, another Monday….but this week is going to be awesome. Wanna know why?? Because Chris arrives in Boston on Thursday!!!!! 😀
That’s right, I get to spend a weekend with my fabulous boyfriend, whom I haven’t seen in 6 weeks. Thursday better get here asap.
And by the way…guess what today is? OUR 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! I cannot believe that we have been dating for 4 years…time has blown by and it’s been an absolutely amazing 4 years. I love you so much Chris! I absolutely cannot wait to see you and celebrate!
Back to my post title. I have discovered that-
a chocolate a day keeps my cravings at bay
I eat at least 1 piece of dark chocolate everyday. Generally it’s my after dinner treat. And sometimes I have two pieces….just depends on what I want.
What I’ve come to realize is by having that chocolate everyday, I don’t crave as much junk food as I used to. Yes, I still eat delicious desserts and still crave them sometimes. But I don’t crave them nearly as much.
I used to want a dessert every single day (usually after dinner). And I would have it. Frankly though, those desserts weren’t always that good and I was probably eating them out of habit more than anything- so a lot of the time I was left wanting more. I think it’s common to get a raging sweet tooth after consuming a savory meal- at least it is for me. Eating a piece of chocolate helps satisfy that sweet tooth and has allowed me to learn to recognize a real dessert craving.
I would rather enjoy a really good dessert on occasion and when I actually want it. By doing that I feel more able to appreciate the deliciousness of the dessert and since I’m not doing it everyday I have no need to feel that food guilt when I do enjoy it.
Plus, chocolate releases endorphins and who wouldn’t want more natural happy-inducing chemicals released in the brain??
I like to put my chocolate in the fridge and I have 3 kinds that I tend to rotate through:
Hershey’s Bliss Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
York Peppermint Pattie Miniatures
Yep…one of those bad boys after dinner generally does the trick of satisfying my sweet tooth and keeping my cravings at bay. And if it doesn’t, then I know it’s a real craving and that it’s time to get me some yummy dessert that’s worth enjoying :).
Does your sweet tooth or junk food tooth seem to set in after eating a meal?
Do you eat a small amount of something everyday to help keep your cravings in check? What is it?