So if you have not noticed I love to eat. I love delicious food and I love trying new foods. My husband is more into “Eating to live” I on the other hand live to eat.
I watch the food network channel and try to make all the dishes I see. I love to bake. I spend my time trying to make my own recipes. I make an incredible banana pudding cupcakes or Boston cream pie cupcakes.
I make pancakes from scratch. My favorite is chocolate chocolate chip. So delicious.
When I was younger, my parents never showed us how to eat in a healthy way. Yes, we had veggies and salads when we could, but when you have 9 kids and not a lot of money, you didn’t have the money to eat organic or have all fresh fruits and veggies. We bought what we could and ate what we could.
I was born with a massive sweet tooth. I worshiped everything sweet. It has always been my vice. Cookies, donuts, cakes and pies…I had to have them. When I was 23 years old, I was told that I needed to cut back on sweet. My triglycerides were higher than normal. I tried but eventually I was back eating fast food, candy bars and cookies.
I was young then. I didn’t need to worry about that, I thought. Now…I’m 30 and the issue has come up again. This time, however, it is more of a problem. If I don’t get my diet in check I could be setting myself up for failure.
I realize now that I have to get my eating in check so that my kids won’t pick up my bad habits. If I buy bad food they will eat bad food. So lately instead of sweets I buy fruits and raw veggies. I’m lucky that my kids eat a variety of fruits and veggies and they even put in requests.
My doctor made me feel better by telling me that I can have sweets…in moderation. Everything in moderation. That’s good because I have a pack of Oreos in the pantry. I’ll only eat one. I promise.