I’ve discovered a new
life diet hack… springs of spearmint! I am pretty good about eating healthy but sometimes, those sweet cravings hit me HARD, especially after lunch. And while I do believe in a treat now and again, a sugary dessert after lunch everyday isn’t doing anyone any favors.
I have been searching for years for something to satisfy my post-meal sweet cravings (sometimes iced tea works but today I already had a ton of coffee so didn’t want more caffeine). Simultaneously, I have been on the prowl for things to do with my out of control mint plant, that is growing like a wild beast on our patio and bombarding into poor Basil’s space. And then I read that chewing a few springs is good for you! So, after lunch, when I really wanted an ice cream the size of my head, I went out and grabbed some mint leaves to plop in my mouth and yaknowWHAT? it worked. (By the way, I do realize I sound like one of those slightly annoying people who are just like yeah, I can totally have only one slice of pizza and stop there. Liiike no big deal*, at all!, but I want you to know… I DO NOT HAVE THAT TYPE OF SELF CONTROL! Please reference this post if you do not believe.)
My point? Maybe today was a good day and a mint spring was enough – who knows if chocolate and candy bars are in tomorrow’s forecast? – but I think taking it day by day, temptation by temptation, and choosing mint leaves most of the time but going for the Pazooki sometimes, is just the way it’s supposed to be!
PS. If anyone needs some mint, holler.
*Amy Schumer voice, anyone?