I don't believe in cutting out foods from my diet just decreasing the amount of poorer food choices while increasing the amount of stellar food choices. I take my favourite foods and just make them myself and modify recipes to be healthier.
I *did* cut way back on my sugar and that's a big one. I've always been a sugar addict. So definitely, the first couple months of decreasing my sugar intake... I went through withdrawals. Particularly in the evening. I still remember the night my husband bought a package of butter tarts and I could taste, vividly, every bite he took. I did a sugar cleanse in the beginning of my weight loss and it was brutal. I couldn't even watch a movie with my husband in the evening... I just day-dreamed about desserts the whole time.
It eventually passed, the cravings became less intense and watching other people indulge didn't phase me as much. I found apples did the trick as a replacement, a bit of natural occurring sugars and fiber to fill me up. Something about an apple always leaves me satisfied after and quiets any craving I'm having.
I'm finding a balance between having a treat once in awhile that won't lead to overindulging. As soon as too much sugar starts entering my diet, I start craving it again and it leads to overeating it. As long as I keep it to special treats once in awhile and limit my intake I don't fall back into old habits.
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
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