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Taming My Sweet Tooth

Monday, April 01, 2013

I don't actually have a sweet tooth.

Ice cream? Doesn't faze me.

Store-bought chocolate chip cookies? I'll pass.

Sugary cereal? Pshaw.

And so it goes...

So why am I taming my sweet tooth? Because I decided to do all the official SparkPeople eating challenges.

Why would I do that?

Because my diet sucks.

Anyway, I'm supposed to make a list of reasons that I want to cut back on the sugar. There are only a couple reasons...a few...but they're all kind of related.

I want to cut back on sugar because my diet sucks.

And because I want to lose some weight.

And because occasionally, I will eat something sweet, like chocolates or cookies or Jordan almonds or banana bread, and having one turns into 6 or 7. In those occasional moments, I do feel out of control.

And I forgot the others, but they were pretty vain and, like I said, related.

Anyway, I'm also supposed to keep track of my sugar cravings. I didn't really have any today. Well, that's not true. I wanted something sweet at around 2:30pm, but I didn't give in. However, I felt like it was deja vu, so I guess I do crave around that time. And if I do indulge, I may not stop. But today was okay.

I'll be interested in any insights I discover during the Tame My Sweet Tooth challenge. And maybe I'll do it again after I finish the other diet challenges, but switch it from "Sweet" tooth to my "Salt" tooth, because that's my weakness. Chips, pizza, French fries...once I pop, I can't stop.
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    Oh, yeah, I have the sweet, salt, savory tooth! I love it all! but I realized that my sugar addiction was causing problems in all other aspects of eating. It was making me crave more sugar and in turn crave the salt to counterbalance it. I mean, with sweet you must have salt right? no! I just need to EAT what I'm supposed to eat. Sometimes it might be some fruit or a sweet treat, but those times need to be a rarity. I know the 2:30 craving! it's tough!
    1598 days ago
  • BUSYMOM911
    My guarantee downfall for sugar is when I have something with spaghetti/tomato sauce. My body CRAVES chocolate. It doesn't have to be a lot, but I really have to satisfy it.
    Good luck on having the sweets as a little treat!
    1599 days ago
  • MISSLISA1973
    If I stay away from sweets, I do not crave them. But, like you said, once I start, I can easily (usually) be out of control. Especially with cake, cookies, and ice cream. They are my three greatest weaknesses. I truly do believe it is an addiction for me.

    emoticon Lisa
    1600 days ago
  • MONAKIN314
    I may have check out this challenge. I get a little crazy if I don't get my sweets. I have minatures on my desk and I am pretty good about sticking to one a day, but when the jars is empty I get a little crazy, I have attacked the vending machine once or twice.

    Good Luck!
    1600 days ago
  • VICKI-B-
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    1600 days ago
    1600 days ago
    Once you conquer it, tell me how. emoticon
    We are on the way home, returning from our two-months stay in the CA desert. This past week was disastrous. We went out 4 times! I will be glad when we get home, do our own shopping, and are getting to eat more salads and vegetables again.
    Hang in there.
    1601 days ago
  • HHB4181
    good luck with the challenge!
    1601 days ago
    emoticon that you're not especially tempted by sweet stuff. It is SO hard for me. Anyway, I'm really proud of you for working on getting only good foods into your lovely body!
    1601 days ago
    Good on you....awareness is the first step!

    I've found carbs of all kinds just make me crave more...sugar is the most offensive of the bunch though, so tame that one first!

    Stay strong!
    1601 days ago
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