Hi! My name is Rachel and I have a serious sweet tooth. My sweet tooth has caused me to crave dessert after every meal. It has forced me to devour more than my fair share of cheesecake, chocolate, and cookies. My sweet tooth has gotten me into some serious arguments with my jeans and even my yoga pants at times but I still cave every single time to my sweet tooth.
In all seriousness though, I have a sweet tooth that rivals my love of running. My sweet tooth has even had an effect on Pete. Before we started dating, he never craved anything sweet. Now almost 6 years later and he needs a midnight snack filled with sugar as much as I do. Sad but so very true. Most of the time we try to avoid going down the cookie and candy aisle at the grocery store so that we don’t fill our cart with unnecessary sweets but every now and again we just can’t avoid it. Sometimes we need to keep something sweet in the house to avoid making a late night trip to the store or worse the ice cream parlor.
Overcoming my sweet tooth is one of the hardest things for me to do when I am trying to lose weight. When I first started down this journey, I knew what my trigger foods were and I avoided them at all costs. As I have gotten more comfortable and complacent, I have allowed myself to indulge in some of those foods and as a result my weight has steadily increased. It has not been as simple as just letting go of my favorite sweet treats and I am finding that I still need something to satisfy my sweet tooth every once in a while. When we go on vacation, the temptation for me to indulge on sweet treats is SO much harder for me to resist and most of the time I can’t help but give in.
When the I was given the opportunity to try out the new brownies from Special K, I simply couldn’t resist the temptation. Would you be able to resist the chance to try a brownie with a flavor like Divine Fudge or Heavenly Caramel? I didn’t think so. Besides the delicious sounding flavors, I was also intrigued by the fact that each serving is only 80 calories! If I can satisfy my nightly sweet tooth cravings for only 80 calories, than I am totally on board with that.
So what makes these brownies so special (besides being low in calories)? They are made with real ingredients, which is a huge plus for me. I love that they are made with real cocoa, filled with real chocolate or caramels chips, and then topped with real chocolate fudge drizzle. Oh and they are super delicious! To me, that is a winning combination and something that I could see myself indulging in on a regular basis. Pete can’t eat just one of these decadent treats. He actually has to have two of them before his sweet tooth is satisfied. For me, I am good with only enjoying one of the perfectly-portioned treats. We both agree that the Divine Fudge is our favorite flavor.
Do you have an insatiable sweet tooth? Which flavor of the new Special K Brownies would you like to try?
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Special K.