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Love & hate with SUGAR (ideas for cutting back)

Friday, August 12, 2011

This week has been pretty good as far as activity & exercise go, but not as great when it comes to what I've eaten.

My days have all started off great and gone well until after dinner when almost every night this week I have decided to get a "snack" that quickly turned into 500-800 calories, mostly related to sugar. GRR!

The me that I want to be is an almost completely clean eating me, with very few processed foods and very little sugar, but I am discouraged because it seems like I am losing the battle of becoming the me I want to be.

Well, I won't give up!

So, in the process of reading new blogs around the 'net (which is something I have been doing a LOT lately), I stumbled across this blog with an article about some great ideas for cutting out sugar without making life miserable. I wanted to share it with you all because I know I am not the only one who feels like she is in an ongoing sugar battle.


and another article...


What is your current biggest obstacle? Don't give up! You CAN conquer it & become the you that you want to be!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANDEEC09 8/14/2011 9:13PM

    Actually, my current biggest obstacle is not so much sugar-related as it is nutrient-related. Since I'm still relatively new to both being a vegetarian AND cooking meals (as opposed to eating processed stuff morning noon and night) it's been a struggle to balance convenience with taste with getting all the good stuff I need to keep on keepin' on.

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MELTING2SVELTE 8/12/2011 9:15PM

    Great articles, thanks for sharing. emoticon

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REBELBLITZ 8/12/2011 5:11PM

    If I am thinking of something sweet to eat, I go to my freezer and get a banana that I have placed in a sandwich bag. I eat it and it is like ice cream. Make sure the banana is ripe before freezing. This summer this has been my go to treat! Yummo!

For my oatmeal or tea I use stevia.

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BCARSON11 8/12/2011 4:06PM

    Thanks for sharing! Sweets are my hardest thing to leave alone!

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NATPLUMMER 8/12/2011 3:16PM

    Great info, thank you!
Sweets are my downfall as well and being a baker doesn't help.
I have been good about keeping sweet treats to 0-3x a week for over a month now.

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QUEENJEANINE11 8/12/2011 2:11PM

    I just wrote a blog like this today for needing to go back to clean eating and getting rid of sugar and processed foods because it just makes me want more all the time. Getting rid of it today so i know how you feel!
It feels so much better when you stay away from it!

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