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12/28/10 3:33 P

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Welcome! So glad you found us. We'll help in any way we can.

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12/27/10 2:34 P

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Welcome to the team. I keep fruit cups on hand at all times. So if I get a sweet attack, I go into the refrig and eat some mandarin oranges, peaches or pears. And if I need to eat two of those I don't feel so bad.

Patt's idea of going through your cupboards and throwing away or donating unhealthy food is a good one. Out of site, out of mind. When you are grocery shopping don't put it in the cart - then you won't be tempted at home. You can do it!

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12/27/10 1:50 P

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emoticon You've come to a good place! There are lots of articles here on SP to give you ideas on how to curb your cravings. There is also a nutrition tracker which I suggest you use faithfully. Sometimes just recording how much of something you are eating is a real wake up. Be sure to set up your personal SparkPage soon so we can stop by and cheer you on.

My suggestion, for what it's worth, is to go through your cupboards, pantry, and refrigerator and remove unhealthy and tempting foods. Stock up on lots of fruit and veggies, whole grain cereals and crackers, etc. You probably know the drill. Next, prep some of the fruits and veggies and put them in containers so they're ready to eat. Most important, start drinking lots of water. Many times when you reach for something to eat, you're really just thirsty.

Allow yourself to slip up now and then. It happens to everyone. Just ease into your new lifestyle - and remember that this is a lifestyle change, not a diet. Don't hesitate to ask questions! We all learn from each other!

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Edited by: PATTK1220 at: 12/27/2010 (13:51)
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12/27/10 12:00 P

Hi all, I just joined and i'm hoping someone has good ideas to reduce my sweet cravings! I know I'd feel better and lose the extra weight if I can stop eating sooo much sugar. I love baked goods and good ice cream but I really need to cut back. I know it's partly will power and I'm working that piece!

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