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Battling my Sweet Tooth

Sunday, January 20, 2013

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My sweet tooth is what kills me when it comes to weight loss. I can stay within calories. I can exercise on a regular basis. But I cannot stay away from the sweets. I find myself "cheating" by indulging on lots of sweets and then not eating real meals. So my calorie count still looks great, but let's face it--the nutritional value is TERRIBLE! So as of Friday, I've decided to limit myself to one sweet a day (you didn't think I was going to eliminate them all did you?! I can't walk away completely from a 25 year long love!! Plus in all seriousness even if I eliminated the sweets from the home I would then crave sweets even more [trust me I did try it for a short time] and would eventually binge). So far so good. This seems totally manageable. I still get to indulge and give my sweet tooth what it needs (I sound like an addict! I suppose I am in some ways) but limit it to a reasonable amount and save more room for freggies!

I'll keep you posted how it goes!

~love always~

Jen
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MONIKA1948 1/21/2013 6:42PM

    Great idea! emoticon emoticon

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CINDYSDAY 1/21/2013 5:21PM

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BECKYQUIGLEY 1/21/2013 2:59PM

    I love this idea, Jen! I am the same way...sweets get me every time! Maybe I'll do this with you... emoticon

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CAPECODLIGHT 1/21/2013 9:01AM

    I am a sweets addict. I have cut cookies, et al, out totally and after three weeks the craving dramatically subsided. Then I was able to add back sweets but a very limited amount. I can't have them 2 days in a row or the intense cravings start again.

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VINOTEA 1/21/2013 12:51AM

    One day at a time. If you mess up, start over again the next day or with the very next meal.

I agree taking out sweets entirely is not feasible for me either. I have to work it in or learn to eat it in smaller quantities.
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TAYSMOM77642 1/20/2013 11:44PM

    Me too! I am a total sweet tooth addict and working out makes it worse b/c my body cries for fatty foods that are terrible for anyone. Great idea on limiting yourself to one per day. Good luck and I'm going to give that a try myself. Go for it and keep us posted on your progress.

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JUSTDOIT011 1/20/2013 11:31PM

    You can do it! I have a sweet tooth...it is tough to stay away from ice cream and brownies and cookies. Its harder for me than a lot of people, too, because I may not buy those things at the store, but I always have ingredients (butter, flour, sugar, eggs, etc) on hand so even if I don't buy brownies at the store, I can make them in 20 minutes. Ahh!

What's helped me is Yoplait whips (chocolate flavor), chocolate milk (lowfat), and chocolate flavored fiber one bars. I also have these mini chocolate-covered peppermint sticks that are 17 calories each. Usually one of those is enough to satisfy my chocolate craving without sacrificing nutrition. Good luck!!

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LESLEYANNE11 1/20/2013 10:56PM

    Hey Jen. emoticon

I am a food addict, so I share your ordeal.When I'm dieting and exercising I'm healthy and well ,but if I go off course I stay off for months and pack on far more than I lost.

I read a sparkies blog once about not taking that first bite which could lead to binging.
I keep this in mind when it comes to cravings.

Otherwise just keep motivated,and never get discouraged.
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GZELLEFRO 1/20/2013 10:52PM

    I hear you! I love chocolate. I really love it! Well, I have made some small concessions like having a couple of Hershey's Kisses or an Andes chocolate mint. I don't think the answer is to totally take out all sweets or chocolate or whatever your vice is. That's just setting you up for failure. I think it's a good plan. Keep up the good work. Set reasonable goals for yourself, and when you slip up, (because you will slip up, as we all do), don't beat yourself up about it. Exercise and work on doing better the next day. Have a good day! Good luck!!

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MAMANEL 1/20/2013 10:52PM

    I so get where you are. I think, and I have to learn this too, that the body has to be sugar detoxed. I know with me, just having a little is hard. Very hard.

Hang in there! You can do it!

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GODZDESIGN95 1/20/2013 10:49PM

    One day at a time that all we can do. emoticon Thanks for visiting my blog.

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