DOYOUREALIZE724   6,345
SparkPoints
5,500-6,999 SparkPoints
 
 
DOYOUREALIZE724's Recent Blog Entries

Taming your sweet tooth challenge - Week 4; Day 1

Monday, December 09, 2013

Just now getting some traction after Thanksgiving...

I wasn't able to particularly prioritize avoiding sugar leading up to T-Day and after, but I'm ready to start again today:


1. Set your long-term sugar goals. It's unrealistic to think you'll never eat sugar again, so create your own plan for keeping the sweet stuff in your lifeóbut within its place. Map out a plan for yourself going forward. Will you allow yourself a little sugar once a day? A larger dessert once per week? What forms of sugar? Share your plan with others for accountability.


> I really think I need to militantly exclude sugar from my life! I know this means setting myself up for failure...


2. Understand moderation. As it turns out, you can have your (small slice of) cake and eat it, too! Learn about how to moderate sugar moving forward.


> This is obviously the right approach, and certainly do-able on a case-by-case basis but the holidays are seriously impossible...

3. Continue to be mindful. Keep journaling your cravings and sugar intake as you see fit. Additionally, keep taking advantage of the Nutrition Tracker and your SparkFriends to keep you on track!

> ready to start again!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JERZRN 12/10/2013 10:01AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Taming your sweet tooth challenge - Week 4; Day 1

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ooookay....

Unimpressive weekend discipline per usual...

Let's give week 4 a whirl and see if we can't get back on track.


1. Set your long-term sugar goals. It's unrealistic to think you'll never eat sugar again, so create your own plan for keeping the sweet stuff in your lifeóbut within its place. Map out a plan for yourself going forward. Will you allow yourself a little sugar once a day? A larger dessert once per week? What forms of sugar? Share your plan with others for accountability.


> Would it be letting myself off the hook to make weekends a sugar-free-for-all? Probably...


2. Understand moderation. As it turns out, you can have your (small slice of) cake and eat it, too! Learn about how to moderate sugar moving forward.


> This is probably the way to go for me w/r/t/ weekend sugar consumption. I'll read & think more on this

3. Continue to be mindful. Keep journaling your cravings and sugar intake as you see fit. Additionally, keep taking advantage of the Nutrition Tracker and your SparkFriends to keep you on track!

> will do!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

IFDEEVARUNS2 11/25/2013 4:46PM

    Good luck with this! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Taming your sweet tooth challenge - Week 3; Day 7

Friday, November 22, 2013

Okay, last day of week 3...let's see where we stand:

1. Fine-tune your pantry. Stock up on foods (sugar-free and no-sugar-added items) that reflect your low-sugar goals.

I feel pretty good about the pantry...I did purchase some chocolate that is supposed to be a christmas gift to a family member so hopefully that is sufficient to keep my hands off of it...


2. Make sensible sugar swaps. Learn how to make healthy swaps while still satisfying your sweet tooth. Come up with a list (and a snack stash) you can turn to when your cravings strike. Get more sugar-free ideas to quell your cravings here!

Current substitution inventory: So far so good!
> Dried Mission Figs - I haven't really reached for these - dried fruit is tough, it seems really calorically dense without the promise of feeling really satisfied... I'm thinking opting for fresh fruit is a better choice for me...
> Sugar-free gum -- this comes in handy from time to time, however I know that this stuff is made from weird chemicals and generally not good for you.

> Chai Tea w. Milk - sounds good, haven't opted for this yet.


> Cottage cheese w. fruit - this has been a great combo for me. I especially like the Breakstones doubles that have the fruit already accompanying the cottage cheese.


3. Focus on fruit. Instead of simply subtracting sugar from your diet, why not add in another healthy habit to replace it? This week, concentrate on grabbing fruit in place of your regular sweet treats.

> Need to go to the grocery store and pick up some more fruit. Completely out.



4. Continue to be mindful. Keep tracking your food and blogging to measure your progress throughout the week.

> Doing it.


Here comes the weekend if I'm honest I don't feel 100% fervent about staying on track... let's see how this goes...

  


Taming your sweet tooth challenge - Week 3; Day 6

Thursday, November 21, 2013

If you're not diabetic does taking your bloodsugar measurements make sense? (i.e. will you get meaningful numbers depending on what you eat, or is the point that if you are not diabetic your pancreas will keep your BS at a stable level regardless?)

I feel good about avoiding sugar with the few slip-ups the past 3 weeks. Physically I think I feel about the same as always? It's hard to tell... Wondering if biometrically there has been a significant change in some marker.

  


Taming your sweet tooth challenge - Week 3; Day 5

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Getting creative with sugar substitution!!!

I just tried a Pinterest recipe for "mock soft-serve" blended a frozen banana with a little bit of milk, a spoon of chunky peanut butter, and a couple Tbsp of cocoa powder. That totally hit the spot!

Also tried adding cinnamon to my coffee this morning. Not bad!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

144AUTUMN 11/21/2013 1:37AM

  you can do it!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


1 2 3 4 5 Last Page