Day 12 of 30 – Wheat Free Diet-Sweet Cravings
Wheat Free Diet-Day 12 of 30, Sweet Cravings
I keep feeling better every day, not a giant leap forward but a tiny step that I hope will eventually lead to a healthier body. The inflammation and joint pain is just about the same if not a little bit better, so little in fact that if I wasn’t paying such close attention I probably wouldn’t notice. But I do notice, it’s subtle but it is definitely improving.
Cravings Cravings Cravings
I’m noticing now that I am having strong cravings for sweet foods. I’ve always had a late afternoon sweet tooth, I would keep a small bag of M&M’s in my drawer at work, and after a small handful I’d be fine. Lately though the cravings come all day and night. On a scale of one to ten I would rate my old cravings at a one or two, but these new cravings are easily a six or seven.
Could it be Carlo’s Bakery?
About five months ago Carlo’s Bakery of “Cake Boss” fame moved in around the corner from work and all day long customers come in with Carlos boxes filled with cakes, pastries and other goodies. At the beginning, before I started this diet I would see the bags and just imagine the treats inside, cannoli’s, napoleons, or dark chocolate mousse cakes and I would think “boy I bet those are great” and move on. Then when I started the diet seeing the bags would fill me with a sadness thinking that my days of delicious bakery treats were over, but now the bags start a craving for something sweet that almost makes my stomach ache.
Over the years I’ve gotten pretty good at figuring out what my body is craving, whether it’s sweet or salty, protein or carb, but I can tell that these new cravings are different, they seem to be more mental not physical.
I wonder how long they will go on. ?
Sweet, I Found Something to Help
Just in time, I found Udi’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. These cookies are really good. They are a soft chocolate chip cookie but not in a greasy way like some soft chewy chocolate chip cookies I’ve tried in the past. I like these better than any store bought cookie made by a big commercial baker like Nabisco or Keebler. They might be my favorite gluten free food I’ve tried so far, and I would still eat them even if I wasn’t on a wheat free diet. If you want my full review click here.