Sunday, May 06, 2012
I am just about to complete my second week of decreasing my sugar intake. The first week was all about tracking my sugar intake and taking inventory of my diet in relationship to sugar. I realized that I am NOT a sugar junkie as previously thought. My problem is craving something sweet once per day. My most difficult time of the day is evening. Which means that alot of my craving is psychological or out of boredom, since sweet treats surround much of my work day.
This second week, I really began looking at food labels to see where added sugars hide. I have had some good days and some weak days (when I caved again). And I have started to experience how much better I feel when I don't consume added sugars. My goal is to be satisfied with a piece of fruit instead of ice cream, desserts or candy. My new go-to sweet at night, with my cup of hot tea, are a few dried prunes. Seems to satisfy my sweet tooth and also helps keep me regular since that is a new problem since my hypothyroidism.
I hope week three will get me even closer to my goal. I would appreciate any words of wisdom or new ideas that work for you.
I AM READY FOR WEEK 3--BRING IT ON!!