Week 2 of tame your sweet tooth team
Sunday, March 11, 2012
I plan on continuing to be honest when tracking food. I have managed to cut out baking over the past few weeks which is usually where I overeat on sweets the most. (Secretly at home when no one knows how many cookies you baked. Only you and your waistline! ) I still have 2 packages of brownie mix but I will find a way to work these into my meal plan and portion control. I will learn to make dessert a treat and not a routine.
I have always viewed dessert as a trigger so as long as I avoided it everthing went fine, but if I gave in I binged. Like instead of 3 oreos, just eat the whole row. I let myself believe that I already messed up so why not just have another brownie, cookie, or whatever and just start over tomorrow. Instead of continuing this pattern I will learn how to replace trigger foods (like breakroom surprises) with healthy snacks I prepare ahead. When I do decide to bake those brownies I will cut them in squares and teach my family so we can all portion control and enjoy dessert without the guilt, maybe then the pan will last 2 or 3 days!!!
Instead of my love hate relationship with all things sweet. I hope to find true appreciation without guilt.
This weeks team goal:
Start reducing your sugar intake. Pick three sources of sugar that you tend to reach for and take your first steps toward managing your cravings and cutting down on sugar from these foods this week. Tell us which triggers you plan to avoid here.
My trigger foods:
#1 Dessert, especially chocolate ( the dessert table at church potlucks are the most challenging)
#2 Sweet breakfasts (pancakes, muffins, donuts, banana bread,etc.)