This morning, I treated my little one to a peanut butter cookie. It looked so good I chose to eat the other half. The good news is that I stopped there. I didnt eat more than that half and that is REALLY a struggle for me because I really enjoy eating cookies. So, I have overcome that one struggle for that one moment.
current weight: 127.0
Fitness Minutes: (208,652) Posts: 36,232 5/10/12 12:18 P
PINKPEARL69 and to SparkPeople's Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.
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current weight: 138.0
Fitness Minutes: (17,914) Posts: 585 5/9/12 12:30 P
i have also noticed this to be true. if i eat protein on a reg basis, ex wld be every 3-4 hrs, then i usually do ok. my hard time is after work. i get home at 11 pm and all i want is something good and loaded with carbs.
i know the answer. like i said above. if you eat protein every 3 hrs it def helps. i love greek yogurt with fruit. i have heard that greek yogurt and ff cream cheese and fruit or cocoa mixed together and put in freezer is heaven. i have also increased my smoothie making. that def helps satisfy a sweet tooth.
i hope something i have said helps.
current weight: 187.6
Fitness Minutes: (7,546) Posts: 1,349 5/9/12 11:47 A
It's funny. I've noticed a correlation with protein as well. It seems if I eat too many carbs it gets the best of me-sugary ones or not. I find the afternoon or traveling to be the hardest. I want a granola bar and popcorn and end up feeling starved. Have you found anything that helped?
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Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (24,014) Posts: 412 5/9/12 10:34 A
Welcome Bernie, Yes sugar can be like a drug. But your one step ahead knowing half the problem. I know it took me 6 weeks to get through this challenge. I am still having some trouble when stressed. But with the help of this group I know I can make it, so can you.
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current weight: 255.2
Fitness Minutes: (2,424) Posts: 6 5/9/12 9:31 A
I have a sweet tooth and I frequently go on sugar binges. Over the years I have figured out that the intensity of my sugar cravings is related to the amount of protein I have consumed. So, why don't I simply increase my protein intake? Good question. Too lazy to plan ahead...convenience foods are a habit...sugar gives a faster energy boost...I am trying to eat a more plant based diet...etc. Excuses and more excuses. Enough!
I have joined this challenge in the hope that I will learn tips and techniques to help me conquer my sugar addiction. As I practice moderation in this area, I should be able to give more attention to eating a healthy diet.
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