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Taming your sweet tooth challenge - Week 3; Day 1

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Embarking on Week 3 today. The menace of the weekend looms large...

1. Fine-tune your pantry. Stock up on foods (sugar-free and no-sugar-added items) that reflect your low-sugar goals.

> My pantry is looking pretty good, I have a small chocolate stash that should probably be gifted to my coworkers. Hasn't been a huge problem yet...

2. Make sensible sugar swaps. Learn how to make healthy swaps while still satisfying your sweet tooth. Come up with a list (and a snack stash) you can turn to when your cravings strike. Get more sugar-free ideas to quell your cravings here!

Current substitution inventory:
> Dried Mission Figs
> Sugar-free gum
> Chai Tea w. Milk
> Cottage cheese w. fruit

3. Focus on fruit. Instead of simply subtracting sugar from your diet, why not add in another healthy habit to replace it? This week, concentrate on grabbing fruit in place of your regular sweet treats.

> Have a fruit salad all made up.

4. Continue to be mindful. Keep tracking your food and blogging to measure your progress throughout the week.

> Will do! I am really committed to doing this all weekend long this time...
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