Tuesday, November 19, 2013
1. Fine-tune your pantry. Stock up on foods (sugar-free and no-sugar-added items) that reflect your low-sugar goals.
> Having chocolate in the pantry seriously messed with me over the weekend. During the week it is so much easier to stay on track...
I tossed the offending chocolate, now I need the presence of mind not to replenish the stash.
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: So far so good!
> 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.
> Need to go to the grocery store and pick up some more fruit. Almost out.
4. Continue to be mindful. Keep tracking your food and blogging to measure your progress throughout the week.
> Doing it.
This weekend I am going to keep tracking for once.