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Sugar Cravings

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Now I know this observation is not new, but it amazes me each time I prove it. It is sad that I have to KEEP proving it to myself, but how good that it still works even after many attempts. Ready for my revelation? Here it is:

Eating less sugary snacks = less craving for said snacks, over time.

I'm trying to give up sugary snacks. It's like breaking an addiction alright. I 'hung out' for the first week, wanting my sugary things. every day This week? I tried a couple of bites of pie and it tasted so sweet, I really didn't want any more than I had. So now I am not missing those snacks a great deal.

The trap is in fooling myself that I can 'handle' having sugary snacks around me already. I need to keep banning them from my space for awhile yet. It would be super easy to get off the 'less is more' sugar train so early in the piece. Yes, the choice of words was deliberate. Falling off something sounds like an accident. Getting off is far more an act of will. I choose to call it what it is for me. It would be my choice to 'get off' the 'less is more' sugar train.

So Whoo! Whoo! I'm going to keep on riding that train! emoticon

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WILLOW49 1/22/2013 12:33PM

    Good job on kicking those sugary snacks to the curb! Keep up the good work!
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SPARKCHANTAL 1/22/2013 4:39AM

    one of my fastbreak goals was 'no mindless snacking in the evenings', the time i can usually devour mountains of sugar. it worked! just make up my mind i wasn't going to stuff my face in front of the tv. soon it became a habit, and in a few months i had taken off upwards of 50 lbs.
but then...
seems sugar is 'brain food', i was born with the craving, and when you give in to it 'just a little'.....
so i've gained back about half that weight.
time for fastbreak again!

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JULIERAE41 1/22/2013 12:38AM

    Good for you! I know it is hard but it is so worth it. If you slip up, just be kind to yourself and get back to business. Giving up sugar is one of the hardest things I ever did. It can be done, I promise. Now, I call myself sugar controlled. I do have some from time to time in a controlled manner. You are right, it is REALLY sweet. That helps me stay controlled. That and being pre-diabetic. LOL

Keep up the good work! emoticon

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