Are You Letting Little Treats Turn Into Daily Indulgences?

I am so guilty of this.

Let me explain.

I get to a point where I am on track with my fitness and my nutrition. I exercise and eat well most of the time. I go online and check the menus when my friends want to go out so I know what I am going to get. I also have dark chocolate available when I have that craving.

Then…

…it happens…

…I share a dessert with my husband for a special occasion (his birthday so far this year)…and my personal sugar monster loses its ever-loving mind.

That sugar monster inside me starts believing that it’s imperative to have something sweet after eating dinner. The little booger starts out looking for sweet stuff on the weekends – you know, as a “reward” for making it through the week. Then it starts craving sweet stuff every single day.

Fighting that monster honestly takes a whole HEAP of discipline.

It takes daily mindset work, and remembering what is truly important.

It takes knowing that the sugar you consume is just as addictive as drugs, if not more addictive.

It takes making the better choices – fruits, water, unsweetened tea (hot and iced) – instead of brownies or cake.

Remember the Cherokee story about the two wolves, and the one that lives is the one that is fed? If not, keep reading…

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

 He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

The exact same fight is happening for the sugar monster inside and the you who wants to live healthy. Which one will you be feeding?

Little treats are okay from time to time. Just don’t allow them to get out of control and sabotage the great health you deserve.

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