I've got a dentist appointment early tomorrow morning, and as I like to bias my health care provider feed back in a positive sense, I've been brushing and flossing and mouth washing many times a day for the last 2 days. One things I've noticed, is that having a freshly brushed, flossed, and minty freshly rinsed mouth is a major disincentive to snack. As I was eating a few stalks of organic celery with pine nut hummus this afternoon, I noticed it had been 6 hours since I sauteed organic leeks, organic orange sweet peppers, and organic spinach before I added them to two organic brown shelled eggs, and I'd not had a single 75% cacao chocolate square, or 72% dark chocolate covered almond, or a cup of (teeth staining) tea throughout the morning as I worked.
I'd wanted to eat a dark chocolate square here and there, as I refilled my water glass in the kitchen, sure, but the thoroughly flossed, fastidiously cleaned set of teeth dissuaded me from breaking off a square, pouring any tea, popping an almond in my face hole. I think I'm going to try and brush and floss more often than my normal "once a day" every week day - not just excessively, obsessively, repetitively during the 3 days preceding a Dentist visit. And the "wanting" was not because I was HUNGRY, it was because the chocolate is yummy, psychologically addictive, and present / visible in the kitchen. As long as I stay away from the carbs, I don't get that DRIVEN HUNGER I used to always have when I started this blog.
I'm better off snacking on organic celery rather than chocolate covered almonds anyways. =)
1 year ago