My Current Sweet Obsession

I’ve been doing a fantastic job of sticking to healthy eating. I’ve avoided fast food 99% of the time, drinking almost all water, and avoiding junk. Lately though, I’ve had a bit of a sweet tooth. Chocolate doesn’t sound right, and anything super sugary just does not look appealing.

It’s amazing how your cravings change once you’ve been eating healthier. Grease and junk just don’t look good or I guess the better explanation is they don’t feel right…

I’m not saying I look at a photo of a juicy cheeseburger and think, “Wow, that looks nasty!” No way, I look at that burger and think, “Damn that looks so GOOD, but I know what a cheeseburger tastes like, I’m good.”

Once the healthy habits really take hold, it gets easier and easier to stay on track. I won’t like, the first week or so is pretty dang hard but it does get easier.

Proof. My current craving: Raspberries.

I’ve never hatedΒ raspberries, but I can’t say that I ever loved them. However, I’ve found myself recently completely and totally obsessed with them. A cup or raspberries with just a little whip cream on top. So dang good, hits the spot, and doesn’t ruin my healthy eating for the day.

I use the Extra Creamy Great Value whip topping. I know this isn’t on every health guru’s diet plan but it works for me.

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Here are some of the health benefits of Raspberries. Easier for me to source information that’s correct rather than pretending like I’m some sort of food scientist who researched the raspberry.

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“Raspberries are low in calories but high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They may protect against diabetes, cancer, obesity, arthritis and other conditions and may even provide anti-aging effects.”

-Healthline ‘Red Raspberries: Nutrition Facts, Benefits and More’

One cup of red raspberries contains (1):

Calories: 64
Carbs: 14.7 grams
Fiber: 8 grams
Protein: 1.5 grams
Fat: 0.8 grams
Vitamin C: 54% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
Manganese: 41% of the RDI
Vitamin K: 12% of the RDI
Vitamin E: 5% of the RDI
B vitamins: 4–6% of the RDI
Iron: 5% of the RDI
Magnesium: 7% of the RDI
Phosphorus: 4% of the RDI
Potassium: 5% of the RDI
Copper: 6% of the RDI

Source : Healthline.com

The take away: Raspberries are full of fiber, satisfy my sweet craving, and they keep me on track. It’s a win all around. Skip the crap filled doughnuts, cookies, and JUNK.

-Lindsay

 


 

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Raspberries have to be my favourite fruit!

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  2. katey26 says:

    Raspberries are delicious! I find grapes are another good option for sweet cravings. You’ve just inspired me to get some of both when I go shopping tomorrow πŸ™‚

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    1. They are so much better than the alternatives. Have to keep the junk away! πŸ™‚

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