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Another tool in the less sugar arsenal

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

If you've known me for a while, you know I'm team sugar. Yesterday I was clicking around carrotsncake.com blog yesterday - one I've followed a while (awesome, simple paleo recipes btw) - and stumbled across her blog on how she kicked her sugar addiction.

She had a very interesting suggestion too; one that certainly never occurred to me! You know how you get that I want a sweet after dinner feeling? Even when you're not hungry?

When she got that feeling, she simply had another serving of her healthy meal. Who knew? It's something I will experiment with . . . I'd start tonight but it's leftovers & there's barely enough for the two of us as it is!

I made the crispy curried sweet potatos from her site yesterday (with the sweet potatos I cooked up with that spaghetti squash & now I have to get more spaghetti squash ecause I found another recipe I want to try). Awesome! I had them with my savory muffin for a savory breakfast this morning.

Did I miss my sweet breakfast? YES!

Was I satisfied? Yes!

You know the old saying: if you do what you always did you get what you always got.

Any strategies for taming the sweet tooth?
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    Taming the sweet tooth? Got a nuclear bomb handy? I would if I could...! :-)

    My breakfast is usually plain yogurt with a few natural almonds or apple slices on the side. Sometimes I'll stir baby spinach into the yogurt.

    1867 days ago
    I went cold turkey....first 2 weeks were rough, the 3rd not too bad. Now I have a sense of appetite control and don't get those ravenous cravings for all sorts of carbs.

    Also, I've found mouthwash and/or gum help alleviate any momentary desires for noshing!
    1870 days ago
    Af riend of mine went cold turnkey with bread and sugar and she claims that she has lost all cravings for them...
    1870 days ago
    Awesome idea. I really need to work on this area too.
    1870 days ago
    Try this- take a 6oz container of non-fat plain yogurt and add in 1-2 tsp of (whatever flavor you like) Jell-O sugar free, fat free pudding mix. You can either stop there or add some fruit. It's sweet, filling, and healthy :) I highly recommend the pistachio!
    1870 days ago
    But you are so moderate about your sugar intake, that it's startles me to perceive this as a hurdle.
    1870 days ago
    That is a good idea.
    Oh yeah...I have to get some spaghetti squash.
    Yay for being satisfied with a savory breakfast!!
    1870 days ago
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