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Breaking Free of the Food Trap - Sugar!!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Breaking the Food Trap Cycle is certainly easier when abstaining. (for me anyway !)
Beside the inspiration from my spark friends, my new streak with a twist was also initiated from reading an article in a tourist magazine that caught my attention...

In this article, (and a few other ref support this too), the combo Sugar, Salt and Fat is responsible for our cravings... So I am taking control and cutting back!

As I am on day 4 of my "In Range" Streak & Say NO to Sugar, I have to say that resisting temptation is becoming easier as the week progresses.

BTW - when I say no sugar I mean: no candy, no chocolate, no soda (even diet!)... I had some hidden sugar in my granola but actually no sugar added (so the sugar comes from the dried dates in less than 2gr/serving) and I am staying away from cookies, bake goods, ice cream ... well, sweets!

Here is the recap of my temptations:
Monday : everything was inviting!!! The commute to work (with the drive-thru...), the commercials on TV ... my DH eating chocolate ice cream! I went to yoga and I felt much better ...
Tuesday - I said NO to a Ferrero Rocher chocolate truffle. Look at this!!!

Isn't it tempting... I stared at it... ... thinking it is only one truffle - a controlled portion !... can't have more after that... resisting was difficult but breaking my resolve would have open the door for more excuses. I feel proud that I did not break my streak (honestly, I also feel like I will be missing on something that I really like - because all the truffles will be all gone before I decide that it is ok for me to have some! Crazy me...) My night was also an emotional roller coaster and I am happy to say that I did not cope with food !!! I went for a walk, alone!
Yesterday: I went to a Team Captain Relay for Life Mtg (for Cancer Society) after work and sat in front of cupcakes for 2 hours without touching it! I also said NO to pizza (no junk food!!!). I drank a bottle of water and waited to be back home to have an evening snack: fresh pineapple...
Today: I attended a parents-teachers night at my daughter' school. Inviting chocolate cookies, mini cinnamon buns and brownies were beckoning me...daring to break my streak. What did I do?

I walked away!!! My sweet for the night: fresh pineapple (again!) and a large cup of cinnamon apple chamomile herbal tea - sugar and caffeine free.

Finally, I feel better. I really feel better... My goal - 5 to go!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PATTISWIMMER 4/20/2013 4:38PM

    emoticon i have done it for a w emoticon hile now

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RUNNER4LIFE08 4/19/2013 9:06AM

    This sounds like a challenge I should take you lead on....

Staying away from sugar is very hard but I do know that it leads to more cravings. My guilt from this week is eating left over birthday cake. Hmmm... so sign me up, when do I start?


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FIREFLY4407 4/19/2013 6:39AM

    I've been focusing on the sugar lately too. Was so happy to find a plain Greek yogurt that I actually like (Fage), since my daily yogurt was a source of added sugar. Keep up the great work!!

Oh, and I do the sugar free caffeine free herbal tea thing too - amazing how this really can do the trick - I have a vanilla blackberry one I really love.

Comment edited on: 4/19/2013 6:40:56 AM

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HAPPY_TRAVELS 4/18/2013 11:38PM

    I started in January avoiding all things processed and I am down over 30 pounds. I allow myself sweets that are natural. Fresh fruit helps me when ever I get a graving and pineapple is my favourite. I have found organic coconut sugar is great for baking as well as organic honey. It is hard at first but if you plan it can be done.

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JIACOLO 4/18/2013 11:05PM

    I too avoid sugar as I know it triggers my cravings. Keep up the (hard but worth it) great work!

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