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I am addicted to Sweet Tea and Cookies

August 22, 2016

I have a confession to make……Hello my name is Kita Bryant and I am addicted to Sweet Tea and Cookies. I do not eat a lot of ice cream, bread, pasta, soda, chips, candy, cakes, etc. My weakness is sweet tea and soft baked cookies.

Sweet tea is a staple down here in the south. Do you know we went to somewhere oh yeah the Gulf Coast of Florida and they didn’t have no sweet tea down there….like what the hell. I had a week with no sweet tea and I was not a happy camper. I drink sweet tea at least 3 times a day. I have tried to cut back but it brings me back in. Zaxbys has the best sweet tea and when I try to not have sweet tea I do an arnold palmer at Chick Fil A with a sweet tea and lemonade mix. I have the sweet tea that you can make with the keurig machine and sometimes I will boil some water and make an entire pitcher of it. I drink most of my calories because that is one of the only drinks I will drink. I don’t buy soda in the home anymore and my kids drink up all the drinks because I don’t allow them to have sweet tea. My addiction is horrible so here are the steps I am doing to make changes.

  • Throw away all the sweet tea for the Keurig machine so that I don’t make them in the house
  • Don’t go to Zaxbys but on the weekend and if I go during the weekday no sweet tea drink water
  • Do not mix the sweet tea and lemonade from Chick Fil A (this will be the hardest because I mean really it’s not straight sweet tea)
  • Drink my hot tea whenever I need it with honey instead (I drink the caffeine free Sleepy time tea some nights)
  • Pretend my water with lemon in it is tea………

Cookies are my other devil. Have you ever had the soft baked ones out of Zaxby’s (I know Zaxby’s is just the debil). The soft chewy right out of the oven otis spunkemeyer chocolate chip cookies. Yes, when I go through the line I order a Zalad with 3 chocolate chip cookies and I am so stingy that I make the kids share one of them and eat two alone *cries* The macadamia  nuts aren’t too bad either. If I do share with the kids I get that one because they don’t like the nuts. I also love double stuffed oreos. I mean they might as well stop making those thin ones ain’t nobody got time for that. So how am I cutting back on cookies.

  • I’m not….I will eat my cookies!

Being addicted to sugary stuff is hard. How do you know if you are addicted?

  1. You eat more than what you thought you would. Remember I said I ordered three cookies from Zaxbys well…I could just order one but noooooo I have to order more
  2. Your reward is something sweet – You know how you did good all week and you want a “cheat day” Well yeah you might be addicted just a tad bit.
  3. You try to cut back but you can’t. Yeah I cut back on sweet tea only in the weekdays…on the weekends it’s all fair game. I just can’t cut back someone mentioned drinking green tea to me……….chile no
  4. You want dessert after every meal. So yeah….I use to be bad with this and this is actually how I get my kids to eat their food. If they eat dinner they get dessert. Now I kind of let up on that if you don’t eat you just go to bed hungry.

You can do what I do and overcome the sweet addiction slowly or you can embrace it but either way you will need to cut back for health reasons. I say take it slow and cut out slowly. I have to find a way to cut back on my cookie intake. I have tried not to buy it in the home but I mean if i see oreos on sale I buy em. I have to stop doing that. I am not giving up Zaxby’s cookies but I can give up the need to bring any additional cookies in the home.

Are you addicted to some type of food? Which one? How do you get over your addiction? 

I am addicted to Sweet Tea and Cookies

  • Reply
    Lou
    August 22, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I use to not like sweet tea until I moved to the south. I drink it often, maybe like once a week. Cookies is a weakness for me as well.

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    robin rue
    August 18, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I love sweet tea and it’s one of my favorite things about the south. There is no sweet tea here in New England.

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    Sarah Bailey
    August 18, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I have never tried sweet tea I have to admit, but I am all about Breakfast Tea and Cookies – dunking them is particularly good 😉

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    August 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Hmmm, I live on along the gulf coast, in Florida, and I can’t think of one place that doesn’t offer sweet tea. Even the local British place offers sweet tea.

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    Tomi C
    August 18, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    My name is Tomi and I’m addicted to chocolate. I love it all. Milk, dark, semi-sweet, white, in a bar, in a cookie, in a soup, in a meal, I’ve got it bad.

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    candy
    August 18, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I am just plain addicted to food. Why we grow, process, can, dehydrate as much as our food as possible. Surgar is added to everything because it does taste so good.

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    Doria
    August 18, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I am a total choco-holic! I could eat good chocolate all day, every day. I could give up cake and cookies and ice cream if it meant I could have my favorite chocolate all the time 😉

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    Kemkem
    August 18, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I’ve never tried sweet tea, but if it’s as the name implies, I would like it. MY god those cookies look great. One thing l miss here in Valencia and Spain in general..I hate dry cookies :-), so l guess l can not be addicted..haha!

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    lisa
    August 18, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Sweet tea is very easy to get addicted to! It’s a really great tea, but I try to avoid sugar as much as possible. I don’t buy sweet tea and I rarely keep cookies in the house. That helps me avoid it!

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    Anosa
    August 18, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I am addicted to soda that’s my biggest weakness, most things I do in moderation including chocolate but not soda

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    Amber Myers
    August 18, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I also love sweet tea. It’s so delicious! I do try to drink water throughout the day as well, but for a treat, I’ll get some sweet tea. And cookies. But I do try to watch it.

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    Kim LaCoste
    August 18, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    I totally have a sugar addiction and I am doing nothing to change it. I LOVE dessert and I am not ashamed…lol

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    Pam
    August 18, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    I don’t love sweet tea, but the rest of the family does. They pretty much drink it like water.

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    Tim B
    August 19, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Should we call you the cookie momster? Sweet Tea always seems like a refreshing drink then I taste it and go ugh! Just not my cup of tea!

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    Mommy Moment
    August 19, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    I am not a fan of sweet tea – any tea for that matter. However, sweet tea is my husband and son’s FAVORITE drink so I make sure I make it often.

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    Christy Maurer
    August 19, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Oh, I love sweet tea with lemon! I could drink it every day, but I make myself not! Sweets are very addicting!

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    Rose Cottrill
    August 20, 2017 at 2:19 am

    You are like my husband, he is addicted to sweet teat and a lot of sweets! I tend to stay away from sweet tea, water is my main beverage.

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    Our Family World
    August 21, 2017 at 5:35 am

    I love sweets. Period. But fate played a trick on me and gave me Diabetes. Oh well, I still enjoy sweet treats every now and then, as long as it has sugar free alternative sweeteners like Stevia.

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    Louisa
    August 21, 2017 at 8:01 am

    I love sweet tea too! My boyfriend thinks I’m weird because he drinks his pure (without anything extra). I’ve been cutting down on tea and soda lately. My twin sister on the other hand has decided to cut down on cookies. It’s a serious!

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