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This "Tame Your Sweet Tooth" Challenge Thing...


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

So I entered the challenge, but it's not quite what I had expected. I thought it would help me learn to eat sweets in moderation, but it seems to be working toward expelling sugar from my diet. I did a total sugar (and substitute) fast for about 10 days a few weeks back, so I know I'm not completely addicted to sugar, and can stop when I need to. But the tricks this challenge offers for keeping my sugar intake under control just aren't helping me. For instance, when I crave chocolate but try to stave off the craving by eating fruit, I still crave the chocolate. Fruit just doesn't satisfy me unless I am craving fruit. So. I think I'll keep following the challenge just to see if it offers anything helpful in the last week (I'm on week 3 out of 4), but I think I'll just have to resort to good ol' willpower when I need to say "no" to sweets. And I can! I said "no" to coffee cake (which I love) earlier this week. But I've been craving chocolate chip cookies for about a month (talk about a long-standing craving!), so I've got butter softening on the counter right now to make a batch. I will indulge - but in moderation. :) I'm not up to totally saying "no" to sugar - just to overindulging.
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LAMOM6 2/20/2013 6:05AM

    Lately it seems that it's not that I really craving sweets, but because they are there I want them more. Will power is something I need to find again.

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ANRU7695 2/20/2013 6:00AM

    P.S. The only thing I really consider unhealthy in the cookies will be the sugar. Otherwise, they're pretty darn good for ya' - whole wheat, oatmeal, etc. And I got nothin' against butter.

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