I have said it a million times, but I am saying it again: I am a chocoholic and have a MAJOR sweet tooth. The main thing I have learned in the past couple of years from changing my lifestyle and eating more wholesome ingredients is that you don’t have to deprive yourself from eating sweets and chocolate. I really think that everything is good in moderation. If you deprive yourself, you will be miserable and it will lead you to not sticking with your goals.
I have shared my story with Hypothyroidism in the past here, but wanted to share that that is the reason I got into living a more balanced lifestyle. Since living with this condition makes you feel sluggish, slowls down your metabolism, and makes you not feel so great overall, I started researching a TON and reading about how important it is to fuel your body with wholesome ingredients, and to really pay attention to what you are putting in your body. Before being diagnosed, I “tried” to make better choices when I would eat, but never really followed through with it. Once I really started focusing on making better choices and fueling my body properly, I really grew to love this lifestyle.