My weakness has always been salty, fatty things (usually potato-based). I have no problem eating a single square of chocolate and feeling content, but put some mashed potatoes in front of me?
Tracking helps a LOT - I got to a point where before I would put something in my mouth, I would think "do I really want to add all these calories to my tracker today?" Sometimes I did, and had to eat less of something else. Sometimes, I just didn't want to go over, so I didn't eat it. It's ok to have that special treat sometimes, and it also helps to remember that even if you don't eat it today, you still will have another opportunity.
Do something everyday that your future self will thank you for.
4/24/13 11:53 A
a sweet tooth is certainly hard to tame, I work on mine daily, everything in moderation.
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams
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4/24/13 11:47 A
My weakness is sweets too. I've found tons of "healthy" dessert recipes. I don't want to give up treats... that would be boring. I love food and eating. Which is strange because when I was overweight, I didn't care much about food.
Since I've joined Spark, I've become obsessed with cooking and trying different recipes. I think about food all the time. Not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing. But I've traded in all my quick, conveince, processed foods for raw ingredients and home cooking and I've managed to find tons of healthier alternatives for desserts. Not just skinny desserts but ones that pack a lot of nutrients. Like brownies made with black beans (and blondies with nut butter and chickpeas). Or puddings made with Greek yogurt, pumpkin, nut butter and bananas. I've also discovered that you can get used to having these things less sweet. If you don't use a lot of sugar or sweetener (natural or artificial) you eventually don't *need* too much. And things that used to be oh, so heavenly to you become too sweet.
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4/24/13 8:07 A
if your goal is to change to a healthy eating/living style - you're likely going to drop the weight, but it won't be the FIRST thing you think about, perhaps.
Best wishes on your healthy journey
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4/24/13 8:06 A
I've done this off n on again n always fall short to my weakness SWEETS.. I'm almost 32 n just don't want to feel so BLAH about my size anymore.. I'm praying that sticking with this tracker n reading these motivational stories will keep me going.. I'm trying not to say I'm dieting anymore rather switching up my eating habits for the better n in turn "dropping a few pounds, lol"
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