Earlier today I was having lunch with my Mum and she bought over one of my favourite bakery treats, neenish tarts (key word here being 'treat').
I love these little tarts and could eat more than one, but today after we finished eating our rolls I bit into my neenish tart and was shocked at how sweet it was, I kept eating it and afterwards I had to get a drink of water because the sugar in it made me almost gag.
I was shocked and a little sad that I didn't enjoy something that I have loved since I was a child but it made me realise how quickly your taste buds change.
This week since starting my running program I have really watched the amount of sugar I eat due to a skin break out (it shows up on my face in pimple form when I have too much). I have been making and stocking up on sweet treats (without the refined sugar) so when that craving hits me I can satisfy it with something that isn't full of sugar.
In my fridge/freezer I currently have bounty bars, caramel slice and blueberry & banana bread (mind you don't these sound naughty) to grab and munch on with my afternoon cuppa.
Sweet craving satisfied, moving on!
As I am writing this I am glad that I had this experience today because I have realised that we make our taste buds the way they are, which means we can change them!
Refined sugar is not good and I will now be steering clear of these sugary sweets because I don't need that amount of sugar any more. What a great feeling to be free...but at the same time indulge in too much sugar and you will be back where you started!
Lesson to be learnt today, you can cut back on something that you have gotten into the 'habit' of eating and you think you could never stop. Slowly get off it (only if you want to) by starting small such as cutting out sugar in your hot drinks. If you have say 2 teaspoons, then cut that to 1 1/2 teaspoons and each week cut back another 1/2 teaspoon until you don't have it any more.
Believe me you can do this and if someone does make you a cuppa with 2 teaspoons you will definitely notice it and almost spit your drink out.
Be happy & healthy,