Learning to Curb Your Cravings

Hello everyone! Can you believe it’s already November? The holidays are nearly upon us and I feel like it was just a few weeks ago I was writing about summer vacation and fresh produce! Our family had such a fun time last week celebrating Charlotte’s first Halloween – although Sarah just couldn’t understand why her little sister wasn’t excited about collecting (and eating) candy. I did my best to stay away from the sweets on Wednesday night after we circled the neighborhood, but I couldn’t say no to a candy apple! Sarah was dressed up as Belle, her favorite Disney princess, and Sarah was an adorable little bunny.

In my last post I talked about how hard it is sometimes to stay away from cravings – a difficult task when the holidays are filled with all kinds of delicious food. I did a little research online and found these tips for curbing your cravings:

  • Give in a little and treat yourself every once in a while.
  • If you slip up, don’t beat yourself up – just try to make the next several meals very, very healthy.
  • Drink plenty of water – sometimes you think you’re hungry when your body is really craving water.
  • Chew a piece of gum.
  • Eat on a regular schedule and don’t let yourself get too hungry – it’s easier to justify unhealthy food when you’re starving!

My top way to stop myself from overeating or sneaking chocolate out of the cabinet is to wear my Tummy Tuck Belt. When I am about to eat something unhealthy, I think about my Tummy Tuck Belt that I have on under my clothes and how I’m trying to lead a healthier lifestyle and lose weight and suddenly, I realize I don’t need that second donut. What is your best tip for curbing your cravings? Let me know!

Typical Mom Problems: Fighting off a Sweet Tooth

Do any of you out there have a sweet tooth like me? Lately I feel like there is constantly something sugary nearby that I’ve been snacking on: M&Ms, brownies, and more. My oldest daughter just had her third birthday party and we made dozens of cupcakes to take to school. They were chocolate cupcakes topped with pink icing (her favorite color) and purple sprinkles. Cooking with Sarah is so much fun! Even though the kitchen gets pretty messy with the two girls helping out, some of my favorite memories have been made while baking. I also got some great shots last week of Sarah with icing all over her face.

As a mom trying to watch her weight, my sweet tooth can get me in trouble sometimes. That’s why I like to keep fresh fruit around the house to snack on. It gives you a little bit of sweetness and you won’t find yourself at the bottom of a tub of icing. I even took the girls to the strawberry field a few weekends ago to let them help me pick a few buckets. It was a fun trip that helped me teach the girls of having a balanced and nutritious diet. I even remembered to wear my Tummy Tuck Belt on our little excursion! So, readers, which do you prefer – sweets, fruit or a little bit of both?