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7/23/15 11:02 A

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I went cold turkey with sugar on 1 June but this is my second week of the challenge. Since I started being 'sugar free' I have not knowingly consumed sugar and have read labels obsessively but even then, it can sneak up on you. I am astonished that refried beans have sugar in them, and shoe peg corn. I've started making my own salad dressings/dips to use with the mountain of raw veggies that I tend to eat every day. If you are going sugar free, are you allowing yourself sweeteners? I am wondering if I will have lost a taste for sweet things at the end of this challenge or if the sweeteners will keep it alive. Does anyone have any wisdom on this?


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Week 2 and I don't have the sugar cravings like I used to. I am reading labels more and cant believe all of the places sugar is, even in salad dressing. I am now making my own.

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6/30/15 1:20 P

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I just started week 2. I never have received an action email from a moderator. Has anyone else? I had one day last week that I ate dessert at a picnic. The other thing with sugar is my salad dressing and I finished that bottle today so I will buy a sugar free one this week.
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Finished week 2. Normally I don't have a problem with sugar except for a couple times a month and my main trigger is chocolate in any form -- candy, cake, donuts, etc. I had a chocolate chip cookie yesterday but that is first major sugar of the month. I have been sticking to natural fruit juice sugar like Outshine popcicles.

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6/27/15 11:43 A

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I just finished week two. I was eating peppermint candies because it satisfies my sweet tooth to some degree. But even that was crazy. I don't need to eat six peppermint candies at a time! So I am cutting that to no more that two a day! That is the plan. I did cut out the pop, cookies and sweet tea this week!

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6/21/15 6:21 P

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Trying to understand how I gained 10lbs in a week, I really have my work cut out for me now emoticon

Quit making excuses. Putting it off. Complaining about it. Whining about it. Crying about it. Believing you can't. Waiting......... Suck it up. Hold on tight. Say a prayer. Make a plan and JUST DO IT!!!!!


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After writing in my food journal, I have decided that I need to cut way back on pop. So this week my plan is no pop, sweet tea, and my other downfall-cookies!

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. I Corinthians 10:31 DeterminedRuth


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My triggers are soda, candy, and low blood sugar.

A cold fizzy drink can be so refreshing on a hot day. Candy has become an issue due to the unbelievable amount of stress I've been under. I don't feel bad about having chocolate at the end of my day, but there are healthier options I could go for instead such as pure dark chocolate.

Low blood sugar makes me crave sweets, which is a problem when grocery shopping. It makes it harder to avoid pastry. I need to eat before I shop.

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6/15/15 11:49 P

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Today was my first day of week two and I was able to change my coffee to a less sugary option, although it still had sugar. I'm going to try and ween off of it. I also had a few reese's pieces.. Not my best work, but I had a stressful day and this challenge wasn't really my primary thought. I'll do better tomorrow!

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6/1/15 2:39 P

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The kids and I have been doing marvelously at choosing healther, less processed food at home. Hard to pick it if it doesn't exist!! The thing that got us this weekend was not being home and at the mercy of someone else's cooking. That was hard. Did good, but could have done better. So, we talked about it and discussed things that we could do in the future when that happens again, like next weekend! The no sugar thing is hard, and now that we had some again, it feels like my body is going to do the withdrawal thing again, but hopefully it won't last as long this time!

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5/12/15 4:22 P

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I had a good day yesterday. I've been finding it hard to eliminate sugar completely (though I have been cutting down). But I decided yesterday I would not give in to sweets/cake/etc. And then I got to work (I work at a hospital) and found out it was Interntaional Nurses Day...which meant there were cakes, scones, muffins, etc EVERYWHERE. Not just in the tearoom and not just at lunchtime.

But I resisted the multiple temptations and did not give in to my sugar craving. Even when my busy day meant I had no time for my healthy morning tea I did not use that as an excuse to justify sugar. Lets see if I can make this a two-day streak!

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5/5/15 8:23 P

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Didn't do well on the quiz...seems like there is some form of sugar in so many foods....
My triggers are frustration, not only with myself, but, at work...I have to do a better job of letting it go!!
I'm choosing better snacks....Kind bars, fig bars (non gmo)
I am trying to cut out some of the sugar...I don't drink pop...candy is at a bare min...
it's a challenge to break bad habits...but,
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I took the sugar quiz. Very enlightening. 7/10, not bad. I did learn some hidden sources of sugar. I am going to use agave more this week.

Last night, desert was red white and blue fruit, with no added sugar. We all enjoyed it.

I am still eating fruit as my first choice for snack. I have it out on the counter so I do not go looking behind doors to find something!


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Starting week 2! I took the quiz and was surprised that I knew more than I thought I would. I read the articles and found a few pointers from them. I don't eat a lot of sugar throughout the day. I use plain greek yogurt instead of the flavored choices. I only use 1 tsp of sugar in my coffee in the morning. I did see on the list that flavored oatmeals have added sugar and that is one that I do eat in the morning. I am going to look into different options for oatmeal. I am sure that I can find some things (internet is great) that will be a better, healthier replacement. I even use fresh ground peanut better to cut back on sugar. Surprised where you can find hidden sugar. I am making better choices and necessary changes in my life to cut back on unwanted and unnecessary sugars.

Triggers to avoid this week. Evening time, I have a list of things that I can do instead of snacking in the evening. As long as I can keep myself busy I wont get into my bored eating. Highly salty foods also can trigger but I am still not sure if that is because of the salty foods or the guilt from eating them. :P

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4/20/15 1:43 P

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I have become a bit more mindful of sugar, but still struggle with it. Yesterday I ate frozen dates because I had rid my house of pretty much all other stackable sweets. I did account for them in my daily calorie range, but that was definitely an out of control type of behavior.
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Starting week 2 challenge. I failed the quiz, so now it is time to know what is really in the foods I eat. Luckily I do not eat alot of processed foods, but I will be checking those that I love and finding alternatives when necessary!

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emoticon Nothing has gone right so far. The company I work for was bought out, So I had to go to another company wher my clients were.( I'm a CNA working at a home health aide agency) Which means I had to go through the whole new job process again and it has been making me very anxious to where I make myself sick. Yesterday my client totally stressed me out with certin things she wanted me to do.
By the time I got out of there I immediately went to get a milk shake, that was the only thing on my mind. I felt at that moment that nutritious food was not going to do. I hade a headache and I discovered one day that Icecream calms down my headache a lot. If I don't take care of my headaches right away then they become migraines. I haven't been able to do my walkabout challenge for 2 days now. I'm going to do it today. I believe today will be a calmer day. I plan to go for a walk in the park after work. I should also be able to get back on track with the tame your Sweettooth challenge. Pray for me.
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4/6/15 1:58 P

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How has Week 2 been going? - It's been going pretty well so far. I've managed to completely avoid all of the Easter candy at work all weekend, so I'm very proud of myself for that.

What did you learn about sugar this week? - That I miss it, but right now avoiding candy is probably a smart move for me because I'm not sure I'd be able to stop at just one piece.

Do you have any sugar "triggers"? If so, what? - Boredom and stress eating are triggers for me to want candy.

How do you plan to avoid your triggers? - My mother in law is making us Easter baskets tomorrow and I requested no candy in mine, and sweet stuff like dried fruit instead :)

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I'm freaked out about a sugar quiz I just took. I thought that I was eatting too much sugar before. Now I have some big time homework.

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3/28/15 9:46 A

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Packing my own lunches for work to avoid the cookies and cookie bars at work.

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3/22/15 9:27 P

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Start of week 2 was good and then blam! Moving forward. emoticon emoticon

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Start of week 2! Week 1 went very well. emoticon

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Today I had a very successful spark day. Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy. One day at a time, here is to tomorrow!

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You can do. this best wishes

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Best wishes on your journey.

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Hopefully I can do this. Today I ate a serving of red licorce for 190 calories and I don't even like it! I am still withing my calorie limits, but now I can't have something healthy and stay within my limit. Next time I see something with added sugar, i hope I can ask myself if I really want it or is it emotional or boredom? Is there something that I would like more? This challege is great, I know I can have whatever I want still today and if I do go over my calorie limit it will be healthy,

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3/14/15 7:46 A

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You should stick to the foods that are good for you. Let people know that you don't want the unhealthy foods around you. You want to eat healthy and would appreciate some cooperation from them. Good luck.

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I am planning on cutting back on candy, cake, and ice cream. I am not really an ice cream person or cake unless it's special occasion but I am a candy nut. The issue I have most is I live with others and can not control what comes in the house and sits on the counter staring me in the face. That and we celebrate 4 birthdays in the month of March :-/ only 1 down so far. It's really hard for me to pass a candy sitting out on the counter "for me, from my mom". She knows I am trying to lose weight and she is too, but it seems she turned it into a competition and tries to slow my weight loss by tempting me into treats (maybe I am just paranoid??). Anyhow, that's my plan. I think when I crave something or feel the need for something sweet I will try to start drinking a bottle of water and eating a piece of delicious fruit first to maybe curb the craving. Also the idea of sugar free Jello is a good one. I enjoy yogurt and fruit for a fantastic desert!

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3/1/15 2:23 A

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Week two ended perfectly! 8-)

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Best wishes on reducing foods from the staff room. It might help if you take your own food and reduce the temptations you will find there.

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I've had a much better day, today. I've been doing this a long time, and I really, really don't know how to prevent a snack attack; there seems to be many things that will trigger one. 8-/

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Day 1 of Week 2. Since I can't find that magic potion, I'm going to try the suggestion to just wait it out, and hope it passes. I've a problem with making substitutes that have as many or more calories than the real thing because I'll eat twice or more of the substitute while trying to satisfy that craving. This (trying to get the cravings under control) is such a pain!
Good Luck to us all during week two!
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I just finished week one yesterday and today is the first day of week two. The biggest problem for me is going to be when I go back to school tomorrow. We always seem to have sugary treats in the staffroom that I find really difficult to avoid and resist. The week before half term, I actually made a new meal on my nutrition tracker and tracked how many calories I was consuming from the staffroom snacks alone and it was depressing. So this week I'm going to focus on reducing the amount of food I consume from the staffroom over all.

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The mint tea seems to be working. Stay with that, I'm going to try it too.

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Week 2 has been okay so far. Am still struggling with sugar cravings. The 3 sugar sources I usually reach for are candy, cookies, and doughnuts. I have now purged all of the sugar from my house. Makes me feel anxious and I'm still looking for something sweet, particularly at the end of a meal and at the end of the day. I tend to eat most of my sugar in the evening. But now it's gone and I'm switching to fruit. I thought I would/could switch to a 70% cocoa chocolate bar, thinking it contained less sugar, and portion it out, but that didn't work either. I ate the entire thing in 2 days. What I find is working for me is ending my day with a cup of hot mint tea. It's very soothing, relaxes me, smells great, and I find after having sipped a cup of mint tea, my sugar cravings calm down. Must be the mint. So I'm going with it. And then I'm going to bed. Night y'all.

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Been doing better w/ decreasing the gran sugar intake, Now, I need to decrease the bread intake.

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2/5/15 10:33 A

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Sugar free jello is my treat at the end of the day! I am doing well by not giving in after stocking the candy aisle at work! I keep telling myself that nothing tastes as good as healthy feels!

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Sugar free jello with whip cream is a very good treat. Enjoy!

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I have been following the Jorge Cruise 100 menu for the past two weeks. I find when I eat low carb foods I have less cravings and am satisfied until my next meal. I save my sweet treat for my snack after dinner which helps me to eliminate night time snacking. I usually have a serving of sugar free jello with a Tsp. of cool whip.

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Your plans sound great. You've learned much about what works for you. Best wishes on this challenge. You are determined. You can do it.
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Week 2

This week I have learned that a York Peppermint Patti or a fun size m&m ends the chocolate craving when it is bad and is not as many calories as the other chocolate choices I was making. Grapes have been a good snack substitute. Eating out definitely is a challenge for me. The calories add up fast. My goals are drink 8 glasses of water a day and bring my lunch to work at least 3 out of 4 days a week. Have healthy snack available at work when that afternoon craving hits. Continue walking over 7000 steps a day. I will not eliminate sugar completely but drastically reduce the empty calories in my diet. I cleaned the pantry and removed many of the temptations from home. Starting fresh!
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You made a good choice to repeat the week. You know how you deviated from your meals and you want to avoid a repetition of it. I commend you for making that choice. Good luck in this challenge.

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I am feeling deprived too LLESMEISTER, which I am sure has to do with med increase since I never experienced this before increase.

I learned I need to say out of market aisle with sugary foods. Replace sweets with fruit. Place bowl or containers of fruit and veggies on top shelf of refrig as reminder when I open appliance. I bought tangerines to take with me in car, to gym, etc. I drink water and drinks are not problem for me.

Chocolate everything is my trigger along with social gatherings. I need to stay away from junk food aisles in grocery store. I only go to two gatherings monthly where sweets are served.

It is my turn to bring snacks for knitting group. I plan to bring healthy foods instead of cookies, etc. I also intend to bring snack bags with food I can eat when I go to kiddie birthday party in two weeks.




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Great Healthy-Always. I checked out Dash Diet Younger You at library on Sat and plan to start today. I found high protein diet in the past squashed my sweet cravings.

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How has Week 2 been going?
I just started Week 2 in the challenge, but I started cutting sugar about 2 weeks ago due to OA. Right this moment, things are still hard in terms of craving, feeling resentful and deprived, and being preoccupied with sugar. But this is a decades long addiction for me, so I know it's not going to get magically easy overnight.

What did you learn about sugar this week?
Well, I already knew it was in everything and I pretty much have to make everything from scratch if I'm going to be a perfectionist about this (totally unrealistic with my schedule.) But I did learn that coffee is good with honey, and I don't have to have soda in the afternoon.

Do you have any sugar "triggers"? If so, what?
All of them. :-P But I really go nuts with "free" food--like at church, potlucks, and social gatherings. If someone else brought it, I must have a ton, even if it's just cookies from the grocery store that I've had a thousand of and will never forget the taste of.

How do you plan to avoid your triggers?
The big 3 I'm getting rid of this MONTH, honestly, are soda, sugar in my daily morning coffee, and treats at social gatherings (which happen at least once a week, with church and such.) So this has been a big change for me, but I'm learning, and I've already been able to do more than I ever thought possible.

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Isis well with exercise this week, but struggled with calories. We ate out too often which I knew would be a challenge and I drank too many calories. I am going to stay at week 2 another week and try to plan snacks and drinks better this week. Good luck everyone!

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I will have to try it. I hope they can replace chocolate,

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Sounds interesting. Never heard of it. I'll look it up.
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I started the D.A.S.H. program for weight loss (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) on Monday. In phase 1 there are very little carbs (no fruits, grains, potatoes, alcohol) for 2 weeks. It has helped tremendously with cravings already. And I'm down 7 pounds!

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Definitely! I got some carob energy bars last night. Very helpful!

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I am so sorry about the headaches. I hope the Carob helps.

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Well, since I've been eating dark chocolate, I've been getting massive headaches. I read that chocolate contains Theobromine that causes headaches. So I'm switching to carob.
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I am so glad that it works for you because it serve its purpose emoticon . I tried it hoping
it would work for me as well but could not take the bitterness. Maybe there's something else out there that would work.

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Somar, not sure if the question was for me. Dark chocolate is definitely very bitter. Because it's so bitter, I can't eat a lot; which is the perfect deterrent. It's becoming a habit now. I purchased 4 bars of dark chocolate last week and haven't gone through the 1st bar yet, so; it's a plan that definitely works for me.
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I tried that,but the chocolate was so bitter that I had to spit it out and never tried it again.

Were you satisfied with the bitterness? Have you tried it again?

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Somewhere in the last few months, I began to overcome my need (craving) for sweets. Don't know exactly how it happened, but I am sure glad it did. I used to eat Peanut Butter M&M's at bedtime every night. I finished a bag and even though I still have an unopened bag, I just quit. My Doxie liked her 2 M&M's at bedtime, but she's little fatty, so I cut them out for her too. I had cut out soft drinks for medical reasons in August and think this may have had something to do with it. But now when I get a hankering for something sweet, I look for something "legal" to overcome the craving. I find cherry tomatoes and cheese (reduced fat, of course) often do the trick. Other fruits help too. emoticon

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Weeblenomore, thank you so much for sharing the link!! Will check it out today.
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I saw the documentary film at the library yesterday about nutrition entitled "Fed Up".
Check out the site : www.fedupmovie.com It really explains why we are addicted to food, especially sweets.....


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I saw where one member said a 90% Lindt dark chocolate bar does not act as a trigger for her. Oh, to find that out to be true for me would be a blessing for sure!!!!

But I'm going to wait to find out :)

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I seem to be doing the take two steps forward and one step back dance. But for the most part, I am eating fruit and trying to stick to nutrition as my guide. WHY? why? can't oatmeal cookies be a requirement to good health?

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I had a breakthrough yesterday. Under an onslaught of pressure to feed the sugar desire, I found a way out. I've added dark chocolate to my toolbox. Now that may sound like an oxymoron but because chocolate is what I crave and dark chocolate is bitter; this is the perfect solution for me. I've allotted myself a square. 1 square of dark chocolate per day, when the cravings set in. That's my plan.

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You are doing a great job with your snack options and your intentions for changing some in the future, Keep up the good work.
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I am drinking my coffee with cream and NO sugar. I eat plain yoghurt with fruit & granola. I am going to cut out the granola until I can find a healthier substitute or make my own. I have 6 quality small chocolate bars left over from Xmas. I will eat one a day and then that is it for chocolate bars. I have started snacking on snap peas and grape tomatoes which I really like!

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Great information I'm getting from you all. I gave up sugar and white flour years ago, but this holiday season kicked my butt. I signed up for this challenge and have had very little trouble getting back to normal knowing that i've done it before and I can do it again. WE can do it!!! One thing that keeps me going (being an avid label reader) is not letting the food manufacturers determine what's good for me by misusing the words "Natural" "good for you", etc. If it has more than 2 ingredients in it, it's probably NOT good for you. There are many foods available now that are much healthier because people like us are refusing to spend our money on foods that are bad for us in so many ways, other than weight gain. Keep it up, you guys. We CAN do this!! We ARE doing it!! emoticon emoticon



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If you keep these foods in the house you will be tempted. The best plan is to substitute them with more nutritional foods. Best wishes on your journey.

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If something sweet like cookies, ice cream or chocolate (especially chocolate) is in the house, I crave it. My plan is to substitute fruit when I want something eat.

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I agree it is a win situation. Hopefully, the chocolate will be finished by the time you are not so busy

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Super pleased to have avoided the office chocolate basket for the past week. However, I'm not sure if it's because I've been insanely busy at work or if I'm actually just not craving chocolate as much??? Either way, it's a win for this week! emoticon

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Great way to reward yourself. It is very classy. Enjoy it.

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Ill be making a concious effort to enjoy my chocolates, only the best, no crappy ones with a tiny glass of port. Only once or twice per week when I've had a super day in the eating and axercise areas. This will help teach me control without feeling deprived. I will not have ice cream in the house yet. Tangerines will be my go to grab when I need a sweet otherwise.

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Good idea. This way others will share and hopefully there will be none for you. Good luck,

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It is very difficult to give up sweets. However you are taking your time to do this and that is the best thing to do. Follow the guidelines and be strong. The challenge is to tame your sweet tooth not give it up all together.
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So it took me about 3 weeks to get to week 2. ;)

However -

My biggest downfall is definitely chocolate. Chocolate icecream, cereal, cookies, bars, kisses, etc etc.

But I have decided to temporarily cut all the "sweet" dessert stuff from my diet. I swear, if I do the math, it saves me over 1000 calories a day. That is insane.

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Walnuts and almonds are a good substitute. Best wishes on this challenge,

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Chocolate is my downfall. I have Walnuts,and Almonds packaged in one serving packages. I have also giving up prepackaged foods,( Hidden sugars)

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Keep up the good job. Continue to pre plan your snacks and meals.

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Keep up the good job. Continue to pre plan your snacks and meals.

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Starting week 2, I have packed apple slices and sugar free chocolate pudding for snacks tomorrow-no sugary snacks today-hope to keep it up and it should get easier!! emoticon

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Raisins are good, but I think that they are high in sugar. Check it out before you start.

Good luck finding good substitutes.

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No office candy. I'll avoid it by getting some of those little raisin boxes. They're easy and fun.



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I commend you on all changes you are making, Keep up the great work you are doing.

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