I'm not talking about my body.
I'm talking about my latest addiction.
Hubby and I both have a sweet tooth (sweet teeth?), but we had to change our ways after he was diagnosed with diabetes in 2002. We started having sugar-free pudding with light Cool-Whip after dinner, and we bought sugar-free cookies and no-sugar-added ice cream sandwiches. I convinced myself it was okay to eat the cookies and ice cream, knowing full well it says right on the package that neither of them is a low-calorie food.
We got kind of tired of the ice cream sandwiches, and I gave up the cookies when I started following the Weight Watchers plan. That left me with fewer ways to fulfill my craving for something sweet after dinner. Sometimes I chew sugar-free gum, and that helps a little. I gave up eating chocolate at lunch every day, even though a couple of my co-workers continue to bring in a big bag every week or so, and they stash it in the filing cabinet in my room. I have a problem with portion control, so it's easier for me just to leave it alone altogether.
Hubby found something in the grocery store last week, however, that I have taken to just like an addict takes to crack. It's sugar-free chocolate syrup.
I think I'm in love.
It has very few calories and no fat, but it is full of chocolaty taste. Plus we put it in a glass of milk, so I get an additional serving of milk every night that I wouldn't normally get.
It's even the store brand, so it's cheap(er) too.
I'm so glad I don't do drugs. None of them could possibly be as satisfying as my new friend in the brown bottle.