Friday, April 22, 2011
Give Me A Little Sugar
Luckily, because I DO do the Master Cleanse twice a year, I can pinpoint this UNBELIEVABLE craving for what it is.... it means the 17 Day Diet is working. Our bodies ALWAYS crave whatever poison is being removed from our systems. Our bodies have a nasty characteristic of not wanting change (whether it be healthy or unhealthy) so when we add or remove anything, our bodies are quick to react. Well, right now, I'm craving sugar.
God Bless Truvia!!! So the 17 Day Diet recommends Truvia as a sweetener because it is made of Stevia. The body processes Stevia as if you just ate a green bean or a piece of broccoli making it a wonderful sugar substitute. But I've tried Stevia in the past and was never quite happy with the taste. While Stevia was sweet, it wasn't sweet like sugar and never really did it for me as a sugar replacement. And quite frankly, Stevia in my coffee was just gross. But this Truvia is different! When I first opened the box and smelled it, it smelled like sweet vanilla... YUM! I read the box and discovered that one packet of Truvia was the sweetness of 2 tsp. of sugar so I opened one of the packets, licked my pinkie finger and dipped it into the packet for a taste. YEP.... WINNER!!!!! I ended up licking my pinkie and dipping until the packet was gone. That's all I needed; the craving disappeared. I don't think I've EVER craved an apple or a green bean like that... where I needed a "fix" at any cost! I'm lucky I still have eyes right now!!! It's funny how we never crave the stuff that's good for us. Luckily I was able to "TRICK" myself with this one thanks to Truvia... LOVE IT!!!