Friday, September 17, 2010

My New Crack......

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.


Maggie said...

That sounds perfect. You've given me an idea! thanks!

Evil Pixie said...

Try Dreyer's Pomegranate Fruit Bars. They're low in calories (and sugar), and I'm totally in love with them. They have that perfect combination of sweet and tart, and (for me) more than make up for no chocolate.

PS. Wicked Pixie is a diabetic, and they don't wig-out her sugar numbers either.