When I used to diet in the past, I would decide that going drastic was the only way, in other words, cutting out all carbs. I would experience instant and very gratifying results, that would keep me motivated to go on. The only problem was that after about a week I would start getting cravings for something sweet. Anything sweet! So I would go out and buy a cream cake from the supermarket, wolf it down, and then resume the low carb lifestyle until another craving emerged.
After much trial and error, I realized that I needed to balance my pure carb intake with something sweet, but not something that would spike my insulin levels. I discovered Xylitol, a delicious natural sugar substitute that I can use instead of sugar. I can cook with it, eat it raw, use it in tea and coffee – it’s delicious! Check out my page on Xylitol and other sweeteners and where to get them on Sweets on this blog.
This led me to improvise and create a series of desserts that I now enjoy on a daily basis. I rarely go out and buy those cream cakes any more – I don’t need to, I have my own version to eat at home!