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 it...so 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!