One of the ways I take care of myself is by eating nutritiously. I want to eat well because I hope to avoid developing health concerns as I age. So I focus on eating healthy food. Planning my meals helps me honor my commitment to myself to stay vibrant as the years go by.

Sometimes I want to eat sweet snacks during the day. When the mood strikes me to eat a candy bar or order a piece of cake or pie for dessert when eating out, I acknowledge the urge, then set it aside. To stay healthy, I must gather my resolve and reject any urges for high sugar foods.

I find that giving in to sugar cravings leads to consuming more and more foods with high levels of sugar. To avoid this unhealthy process, I make it a habit to resist my momentary desire for sugar, one craving at a time. In time, these cravings subside.

Acceptance is the key to understanding my cravings. I know that sometimes a desire for high sugar foods will occur, so I thoughtfully consider the ways I might respond to those urges. I ask myself if there are other foods I can substitute that have a sweet taste.

Today, I choose to resist any cravings for high sugar foods. I intend to stock my cabinet and refrigerator with healthy choices that also satisfy my urges for sweet treats.

Self-Reflection Questions

1. Do I experience cravings for high sugar foods? When and how often?
2. How do I usually respond to these urges for sweet treats?
3. What can I do to be more prepared to resist cravings for sweet foods?