Where Did My Sweet Tooth Go?

Let me be real honest here. I’ve had a sweet tooth for as long as I can remember. There’s no dessert I don’t like as long as the main ingredient is sugar.

In fact, I often give Alex looks of disbelief when he says that something was TOO sweet. Really, how could something be too sweet? It just isn’t possible. Or is it?

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Like most days we had a few errands to run yesterday. Shortly after leaving the house I declared that I wanted a cupcake. Before heading home we stopped at a small local shop to pick up a few to share.

After dinner I picked out the cupcake I would enjoy as dessert. It didn’t take long, but a few bites in I put down my fork in disbelief. The cupcake was too sweet! TOO SWEET! My taste buds must be playing tricks on me.

I threw the cupcake into the trash but it was never that far from my mind. A few times throughout the night I thought about going back and picking out a different cupcake to eat, but something always stopped me. This got me thinking.

Other than a small Pumpkin milkshake a few nights ago, I really haven’t indulged in dessert.
There has been a container of pumpkin ice cream in my freezer for two weeks now. It is still UNOPENED! Ice cream used to be a nightly treat for me, but I couldn’t tell you when that changed.  To be honest, I don’t have the slightest desire to open that container of pumpkin ice cream. (or any ice cream)

A single bite from a chocolate bar, a few M&M’s, and less sugar in my daily coffee are the new norm for me. I am realizing that even my grocery shopping habits have changed. No more chocolate milk or sugar filled cereals. I often skip the treats all together. Applesauce is now the “no sugar added” variety. I am sure there are many more examples if I wanted to keep going.

Good golly! Where did my sweet tooth go? I don’t know when it started or what caused the change but it happened, and my sweet tooth is virtually non-existent. It happened so seamlessly that I never even noticed until today.

Life just kept going even as my sweet tooth was diminishing. Right now I am still processing these realizations. I want to be sad, but I suppose it’s a good thing. I never needed all that sugar anyways.


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