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Little by little plain yogurt is overtaking the flavored variety in my daily food plan.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Iím the Queen of Gradualism in all things Ė weight loss, fitness improvement and now sugar reduction.

I love my organic yogurt but my flavor of choice is French Vanilla. I buy it by the quart and eat 8 oz or more per day. I add my own fruit to it too.

Recently I bought a quart of ďplainĒ by accident. Unfortunately, I have to like my food and I donít like plain yogurt. I was surprised to see that it had half the sugar of my favorite, but that still wasnít enough of an incentive for me to eat it.

Iím too thrifty a person to throw it out and DH wonít eat any yogurt. So I mixed one tablespoon of the plain stuff with the French Vanilla (still 1 cup total). That totally disguised it so I continued the experiment bit by bit.

Itís been about a month but my mixture is now half and half. Now I buy a quart of each variety. My taste buds are still happy and Iíve reduced the sugar content by 8 grams. I donít know how long this will continue, but I like the trend.

This would be too slow for a lot of people, but when I began my weight loss journey, my calorie deficit was only 250 calories per day. When I started running I increased my running intervals by 15 seconds per week. Iím a very patient person.
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