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Goal Seting Challenge: Quiz-Are Your Sugar Cravings Out of Control?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Having completed this quiz, I am happy - and surprises - to report that "I Am in Control of My Sugar Cravings". . . .who'da thunk? Certainly not me!!

Since I was not fortunate enough to be born without a sweet tooth, sugar has been a downfall for me from the beginning.

Once, I wrote a paper in a Nutrition class and, just before my presentation of said paper, the instructor advised everyone to go out and buy stock in Coca Cola cause my consumption of that product would ensure everyone a healthy retirement!

Fortunately, that class opened up my eyes and I have begun to moderate my behavior. . .not perfectly, but better. Now I know I simply may not have some things. . .not a little, not 'just this once' but NEVER, NEVER, NEVER. . .

That's not to say I don't think about them - especially at restaurants or when viewing commercials / tv / movies. . . but they are VERBOTEN! It helps to imagine that they don't really exist - just an imaginative whimsy on the part of a writer. 8-))

My quiz results remind me to be sure I don't swing to the 'opposite end of the spectrum' by rigidly controlling my diet. . .hmmmm. . .that 'moderation is the key'. . .hmmmm. . .that I 'really can have cake and eat it too. . .hmmmm. . .

I am a strong believer is moderation in all things. . .def. . . but perhaps a lil less moderation is called for when it comes to sweets. I know me and I know my capacity to lie to myself - one indulgence can become a huge roadblock that will last for weeks sometimes.

Also, I have found that indulging in those sweet things I love so much seems to contribute to less well-being. . .I used to have allergy issues and get sinus infections that led to bronchitis then pneumonia - once double-pneumonia - on a regular basis. . .I was a regular seasonal clock.

Since cutting out 99.99% of actual sweets (not every sweet thing just sweet-centric things), I'm down to one, maybe two, allergy / sinus episodes a year - at the Autumn and Spring season changes - and have had no bronchitis or pneumonia episodes in years.

So, I'm sure the Spark people are well meaning but, in my case, the drastic limiting of sweets has been a great boon - both to my health and to my weight-loss!

Think I'll stick to my own program on this subject. . .thoughts?
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    You have to do what works for you, that science experiment of 1 as Norwoodgirl says. SP is trying to cater to a mass audience, and for the most part they do a great, great job. I am a Type 2 diabetic and following the SP diabetes meal plan whereby I should get 50% carbs from my caloric intake. Well that just turned out to be too much. I have since reduced to 35% and that is better controlling my glucose level. I have also reduced the recommended caloric intake by 400 calories. We arm ourselves with knowledge and moderate according to how our bodies respond.

    You are doing a phenomenal job!

    1804 days ago
    Your body's response to sugar is fascinating. I read somewhere that we are each a science experiment of 1. We are all unique and have to figure out what works for each of us as individuals.

    Congratulations on your self-knowledge! That is so important to make progress toward your goals. emoticon
    1823 days ago
    I say stick to what works for your body! You know what it was. I had people telling me lots of stuff that just wouldn't work for me. I have to be so careful to make sure I keep my blood up. I've had 3 critical anemic attacks and 2 landed me in hospital with transfusions. I do what I need when it comes to iron and it includes meat at times. I'm trying to go more meatless or at least cleaner meats but I won't go vegan permenant, as I do NOT want to be in the hospital for that issue again. You know what you need!

    1823 days ago
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