OK - since my oreo episode I WAS doing great - no added sugar... then... my bf brought me home one of my favorites... a McDonald's frappe. I definitely drank it and I'm DEFINITELY freaking out inside! I already exercised today but now I feel like I need to do it all over again. I so do not want to fail at weight loss this time!
you feel so bad about eating the oreo's we all have our moments of weakness. I have started drinking green juice and my sugar cravings are completely gone if you want more information you can do a google search for green juice
current weight: 19.0 over
Fitness Minutes: (178,959) Posts: 8,078 5/2/13 10:52 A
You're doing . A healthy lifestyle isn't about deprivation but moderation.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Just had another idea for a guilt-free treat you might consider... I think I might give this a try too...
What about making freeze pops out of something low cal (like yogurt) or no-cal (like diet soda or vitamin water?). Then you could enjoy something sweet when your family does, and not feel guilty in the least?
I'll do some experimenting to see what works and what flops.
Pounds lost: 9.0
Fitness Minutes: (635) Posts: 2 5/1/13 3:59 P
I have the same weakness. Best option - don't have it in the house! If it's not readily available, you don't have to rely solely on willpower to resist. Gather up all your sugary sweets, and throw them away, and veer away from the aisle in the grocery store.
Some things I've tried as no-cal substitutes: 1. chew a piece of sugar free gum. They make some really deserty-type flavors these days, so maybe you can find one that mimics your favorite treat?
2. Herbal mint tea - the water volume fills you up, and there is no caffeine to keep you up.
3. do something active - take the dog for a walk, take out the trash, paint your nails... If I get up and start doing something, I forget about my craving.
Pounds lost: 9.0
Fitness Minutes: (124,263) Posts: 7,558 5/1/13 11:11 A
I use chocolate protein bars, fiber one bars, etc. as alternatives to less nutritious sugar items also. I do better early in the day. Late afternoon and evening are my most difficult times to deal with food cravings.
September Minutes: 1,298
Fitness Minutes: (1,432) Posts: 9 5/1/13 11:00 A
I have a terrible time with sweets after dinner. That is my downfall. I stopped buying ice cream and cookies, but I still buy luna bars or those fiber plus bars. I try to convince myself they are better than ice cream.
Pounds lost: 5.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,273) Posts: 235 5/1/13 10:49 A
I had cut out all added sugar. I don't like fruit so the only source of sweetness that I was getting was from vegis like carrots or peas. I was having terrible headaches and was just trying to push through it. Now, I'm afraid that I'm going to have to start from square one and I certainly hope that that's not the case. Thank you for your encouragement.
current weight: 146.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,432) Posts: 9 5/1/13 10:41 A
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