Once I decided to change my life I realised that so much of my eating previously was out of habit.
I wouldn’t have even finished my dinner before I was already wondering if Lisa had anything for pudding, without stopping to think whether I was hungry or not. Does that sound familiar?
However, now I wait for an hour or even longer after dinner and then only if I am hungry will I have some pud. I recommend you do the same as it will really help weight loss.
If you’re eating enough fat then you should be full after dinner, but sometimes, especially at the beginning of the diet when you’re getting used to not eating any sugar, you’ll probably be craving something sweet.
If you follow my Ten Commandments properly, don’t cheat, and don’t eat sugar, you’ll soon find that the sweet tooth you thought you were born with was all nurture, not nature.
Believe me, this will happen. I speak as someone who used to regularly polish off a sharing packet of midget gems or wine gums easily. My kids used to moan because I’d ask to try one of their sweets and even if I said I didn’t like it, I’d ask for more. I was just addicted to sugar! But now I struggle eating just one gummy sweet. They are just too sweet for me!
The less sugar you eat the more sensitive your palate becomes to sugar and so you’ll find you need less to satisfy that sweet tooth.
We’ll be adding some Low Carb High Fat dessert recipes to the site over the weeks, but for now especially at the beginning of the plan you want to keep it simple and full of fat.
Fresh strawberries drowning in cream is my go to. And honestly what tastes better than that?
Otherwise you can whip your cream and mash raspberries in, like a no-meringue Eton Mess.
Full fat Greek yoghurt with fresh berries also works and you can add a sprinkle of cinnamon, which is naturally sweet.
Make sure you check our Simple As Fat Members group for more ideas on how to curb your sweet tooth!