Tame your sweet tooth challenge
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Week 1 Action Plan
√1. Assess your current sugar habits. Take this short assessment to learn where you stand.
2. List the reasons why you want to cut back. Maybe you want to lose weight, prevent diabetes, manage your blood sugar levels, or just make more room for healthier foods. Keep these reasons in a place where you'll see them every day when you need a boost.
--I know that my sugar habits are the source of most of my weight gain, and I suspect other little health problems would be improved with less of it.
3. Record your sugar habits all week long. Don't try to change your ways yet, but do keep track of what, when, and how often you crave sweets—and how much you eat. (Write it out on your SparkPage blog or in a private journal.) It may also be beneficial to jot down what you're doing and how you're feeling when you feel the urge to reach for sugar, as well as how much you ate if you gave in to your craving. At the end of the week, look over your entries to see if any patterns jump out at you. Do you crave sweets every afternoon? Are your cravings strongest when you're stressed or tired? Discuss what you learned in the Challenge Team.
--day one, breakfast: The "baby" slept all night in her own bed for the first time ever, so I decided to treat her to some donuts for breakfast. I would usually eat two, but today I'm only eating one.