Thursday, August 16, 2012
I am re-training myself right now, as regards sugar items. Whenever I have a desire for candy or something sugary, I say to myself, "training, training". I am training myself to not respond to these cues. I am not eliminating sugar entirely. It is okay if it is in a cornmeal muffin that I am having with a chile dinner. I had a chai latte with sugar for breakfast this morning; that is okay. I think it is when a person gets extreme and tries to go off sugar entirely, that there is a backlash in the psyche. But the heavy duty candy, cookies, cakes, pies are off the radar screen right now. However, I have frozen apricot pie filling that I plan to use. But I am going to do it as a reward after I have re-trained myself for a month. We will see if this works.