Desserts are Called “Treats” for a Reason

Hey guys! How’s it going? I hope your Wednesday was a good one! I went for a walk and did some yoga in the morning, then basically hung out and read all day. My parents, Ben, and I went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner! We split fried pickles (best things EVER!) and I ordered a grilled chicken salad (the bomb.com). We also enjoyed their yummy rolls of course. Shortly after dinner, Ben and I went for a walk that lasted a little over a mile. It was a good day!

Desserts are Called “Treats” for a Reason

Lately I’ve been finding myself eating desserts a little too often. And by a little too often, I mean just about every night. It’s left me feeling a little run down and slightly guilty for indulging too much.

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Don’t get me wrong, I am NOT for restriction. I went through a period of restriction that led to a long period in my life of disordered eating. Restriction = not okay. Indulgence = okay! BUT, indulging needs to be done in moderation. I was reading this article (it’s great, by the way), and it pointed out that desserts are called “treats” for a reason. The article was coming from a parenting perspective, so I decided to look at it from a health perspective.

It’s pretty simple, if you get something all the time, it’s no longer a treat. A treat is saved for special occasions, and it is something that should be appreciated!

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Now, I still will have something sweet to eat every night. I’m that girl, I just neeeeed something sweet after dinner. But, something sweet doesn’t have to be a brownie and ice cream every night. In fact, it shouldn’t be. Something sweet can mean a peanut butter cup or a small handful of chocolate chips. My goal is to start cutting back on the amount of large desserts that I eat. I am working toward moderation! I’m planning on only having 1 or 2 large desserts a week (hopefully just 1), and something small every other night of the week. I hope you’ll join me!

Do you eat something sweet every day?

What’s your favorite dessert?

How do you practice moderation?

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