day 5 of my first week, and it is really a bad day, I came home from the gym and had to lay down, not because I was weak from hunger, because I knew if I stayed in the kitchen, I would eat some candy, and gold fish, I mean I am honestly in a bad way today, I am trying to completely stay off candy, cookies, cake, pie, anything like that as well as snacks like gold fish, nuts I plan on eating in moderation, but I have not yet. very strange, I had lunch, a chicken breast, fresh tomato and some pinto beans, about 2 hours ago, and I am almost shaking. like hungry. but not.
I had a really tough time already today and I'm mad at myself...instead of one cookie, I chose to eat three. And now I feel like crap (as expected). What are the steps for week 2?! I'd like a head start...I already know I have a problem!!
i never tried dates either...good suggestion. Thank you!
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current weight: 138.0
Fitness Minutes: (61,494) Posts: 792 6/13/12 3:00 A
So I'm supposed to be starting week 3, but I (ahem) somehow didn't see the step for week 2 that we had to start cutting out sugar. So, week 2 starts today for me and I am nervous. It's hard to imagine never eating "real" desserts again or even only having them in moderation.
current weight: 153.8
Fitness Minutes: (11,130) Posts: 315 6/12/12 10:42 A
I agree HVALLEE with the eating every 2-3 hours. I find that I'm hungry every 2-3 hours anyway. I eat when I'm hungry so that I don't start to crave the other stuff. The sugar cravings will come and go I've found. I just have some substitutions available, like fruit and sugar free chocolate pudding. I've never actually tried dates, though. I may do that.
The most important thing is to not let yourself get hungry. Being hungry is a reaction to low sugar in your blood, thats why we crave sugar! Make sure you eat every 2-3 hours to keep blood sugars stable. Good luck!
current weight: 332.0
Fitness Minutes: (21,239) Posts: 5,357 6/12/12 7:05 A
I use dates. they are naturally very sweet. you can get them at most grocery stores with the dried fruit. You only need 1 or 2 to stop the sweet craving. Best wishes as your journey to better health continues
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Fitness Minutes: (278) Posts: 4 6/11/12 11:37 P
Had a really hard time with the cravings today. Filled it for a while with a chocolate fiber one bar. Then I found some otter pops. Fills that sugar crave, but at least they don't have fat. I guess. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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