When it comes to food, I have one major vice: sugar. I love it in pretty much any form and for a very long time, I've made a little ritual of one dessert a day. I always have my dessert after dinner and often tend to go a little overboard. I will eat a huge slice of cake and pair it with some artisinal ice cream (lately I've been enoying LA Creamery and Strauss the most). If not cake or cupcakes, fresh baked chocolate chip cookies also do the trick as do brownies, or any other nostaligic tempting treats.
Other than my little dessert rampages, I am quite healthy. I try to go light on the carbs and eat a lot of fish, fruit and veggies. I do appreciate a good steak (or lamb), and pasta and will indulge a couple of times a week. But I want to see if I feel differently with out the refined white stuff, so I've decided the sugar needs to go. I'm giving it up for a couple weeks. Summer is coming and thus bikini weather and I want to feel as good as any mid-twenties can in my "itsy bitsy teeny weenie"!
I will still be eating natural sugars and had some pretty delicious whole wheat pancakes with a light maple syrup for breakfast, but I am going to take some time off from desserts. I've committed to two weeks and we'll see if I last that long as I am already really missing my little routine. It's day 2 and frankly I don't feel any thinner yet. But I am thinking it will take some time.
I've also realized that the enjoyment I get from desserts is fleeting and very temporary. Perhaps it's the habit that I'm addicted to more than the dessert itself. I'll be watching several things pretty closely: sleep, weight, skin, tummy fat and energy. All things that are said to improve when you stop eating sugar. Time will tell!