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Less sugar-More energy

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.

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    I never thought of eating dried prunes to satisfy a sweet tooth......((adding to my shopping list now))!
    1605 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/3/2012 10:15:13 AM
    oatmeal or yogurt with ground flax, (banana, froz blueberries or dried fruit) and cinnamon.

    micro-melted dark choc and dip froz banana in it..makes the choc crunchy/chewy (yum!)

    also mix nuts (almonds fave) w/melted choc...its my cleaned up version of choc covered almonds..low sugar & good fats

    if u like dark choc..the very high in cacao is VERY low in sugar per serv

    grapes! the sweeter..the better!

    nuts w/dried fruit (the protein and fat from nuts slows down the absorption of sugar into blood stream)

    keep up the good work!
    1624 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/16/2012 2:02:40 AM
    I love it that you found out that you were not a sugar junckie!- Great plans are built on real ideas- good job- I hope you are able to replace with healthier things and be successful- you give me hope.
    1627 days ago
    I eat a yogurt - very slowly - in the evening when I crave something sweet.

    Good Luck!

    1633 days ago
    It's not been a big passion for me, but my new passion is raspberries... just the right amount of sweetness at an incredibly low calorie count. Good luck!
    1633 days ago
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