Hello friends! Ok it's official I feel like I'm totally addicted to sweets...anything chocolaty really! I have been vegeterian for about 2 years now and 80% vegan for 2 months. I love to cook and bake and enjoy the challenge of making a dish or desert healthier. I got rid of the white sugar I had and now use Brown rice syrup in most the baking I do. I just can't help having something sweet to sink my teeth in after dinner! I do not purchase treats from the grocery store but I feel no way in wipping together cookies, the peanut butter cups, raw brownies ect. in no time. It's like I give myself permission because I eat so healthy. I feel I deserve my sweets but I know very well that I eat to much of it. Does anyone have detox plan or idea for me to cut down on my sweet addiction? Thank you for your help! Marie-Helene
Get something that is sweet tasting, but very low in sugar to help you curve the actual sugar cravings. I buy S'moreables graham crackers that are dairy and gluten free and only have 2 grams of sugar per rectangle. They're absolutely amazing! I eat one whenever I feel like I need something sweet tasting, and I find that I don't need chocolate or desserts like I used to on a regular basis. I love to bake too!
Marie-Helene - I am exactly like you! I love my vegan cookies and desserts. I can't get enough of them. I always think since there is so little sugar that it is not that big of a deal. I hope that is the truth:)
Sorry I do not have helpful advice, just commiserating.
Keri, thank you for the tip. I'll see if I can find S'moreables graham crakers in Montreal. Kim .. It's nice to know I'm not alone. I hope it's the truth aswell.Thank goodness I still work out to keep myself in check
Coconut palm sugar has a lower glycemic index and is even recommended for diabetics in some cases. Maybe you could try using that instead of other types of sweeteners to wean yourself away from the cravings. I used it for the pb cups and thought they were better than when I used turbinado sugar.