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3/13/12 6:10 P

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My craving triggers tend to be about feeling 'deprived' of the sugar and sweet things I love to eat, and the availability of those things. Even if I'm craving a piece of chocolate like there's no tomorrow, I'm way likelier to just ignore it if there's no chocolate in the house than if there's some in the cupboard. I plan on todays grocery trip to cut my first three sources of sugar-intake, and if possible, avoid buying anything at all like that.

My main sources:
1. Granulated sugar. I use it on a specific rice dish, that consists solely of rice, milk, butter an sugar. It's not that many calories, but it's not healthy for me, and if I have the ingredients I eat it ALOT.
2. Chocolate milk mix. I'm almost completely out of the mix I have now, so I plan to simply not buy anymore. I tend to go looking for sweet drinks when I'm bored, and chocolate milk is my downfall when I spot it in the cabinet.
3. Soda & Candies outside the house. When we go out to eat, I plan to order water and/or tea instead of soda, because that's now my only source of it- we don't buy soda anymore with the groceries. Additionally, when we go to stores, I grabbyhands at chocolate bars or candies that I like, and I'm cutting those out altogether now as opposed to 'Well, ONE won't hurt...'

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3/13/12 5:20 P

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I took this challenge because although I have been checking everything I eat for the last month o so I still donīt have the will power to give up sugar. My trigger is the office afternoon break, so instead of eating pastries or cake I brought from home my afternoon snack: sugar free crackers that I can eat with my coffee. The first week was very important to me, this second one I hope does the same... I'm changing my habits because I'm determined to change emoticon

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3/13/12 4:24 P

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To keep hands off sugar was difficult for me in first week but what I learnt was if I just let the time pass after a while I was under control of myself. Thou I did indulge 2-3 times but as soon as I realise that this 1 piece of chocalate costs me atleast 30 minutes of walk I tried hard to resist it and I was sucessful in avoiding it.
I think I am in control now and I am ready for the 2nd week!TOGETHER WE WILL DO IT!! emoticon

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3/13/12 3:44 P

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I avoided the chocolate cake and brownies at work yesterday the entire day. And actually, it wasn't that horrible of a craving to fight off. I've been acknowledging the cravings when they come and then telling myself that one serving won't be enough and too many aren't worth how awful I'll feel about myself after. It's been working. Today I did have 1 snickerdoodle cookie but I avoided going back for a second and third, which in the past I most likely would have given in to. Definitely progress for me!
This week I want to keep working on breaking the habit of dessert after dinner. Last night I went outside and played volleyball with my daughter immediately after dinner. It totally took my mind off of the sugar craving.

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3/13/12 1:19 P

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I may have ate cookies yesterday but I am proud of myself for throwing half the bag of jelly beans on the ground. There was 2 servings in the bag and I noticed I was eating them so I just said NO and through them out for the birds. Thought the birds probably didn't eat them and there buried under 5 inches of snow today lol.

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3/13/12 1:14 P

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Okay, just did it! emoticon

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3/13/12 12:42 P

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I think the most difficult thing for me is giving up power bars! I'm a vegetarian and have a difficult time even coming near the amount of protein I need to sustain muscle repair and these bars have been really helpful. I've switched to less candy-like bars, but I think they still have more than 4 grams of sugar (at least the ones with a substantial amount of protein). I'll try to add an extra serving of protein powder instead. :)

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3/13/12 12:07 P

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week one. I blogged. I tracked...I was honest.
Week two...going to be very aware of what is going in my mouth.
Starting it off on an awesome foot...there are cupcakes in the kitchen here at work, and I am NOT going in there! I am NOT going to eat them.
However...seeing Donna's post on not putting sugar in the oatmeal...i would rather opt for real sugar in the case of that than artificial. (personal preference) just like my banana shakes I have in the morning...i am still going to use the honey (not store bought, but North Carolina bees...dark wildflower honey)
My biggest issue is simply saying no to chocolate, cookies and cakes. So that is where I am going to work on!

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3/13/12 11:55 A

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Day 1 of week two.

This morning instead of putting regular sugar in my oatmeal I opted for a sweet / low. Before I have told myself a spoonful of sugar isn't going to hurt anything, but after reading some of articles here on SP and where there is so many other places that sugar is hidden, it sure opens up your eyes. Today I have everything mapped out that I am going to eat, plus the exercise I am going to do.

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3/13/12 11:51 A

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First thing I need to do is replenish the almond jar at work and give the key to the candy cabinet to my boss so I can't go help myself to the chocolate.

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3/13/12 11:40 A

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Just started week 2!! Exciting.
One of my triggers...the TV. Especially FoodNetwork. As much as I love watching it... I can't let myself. Because I'll just get bad cravings.
Did not lose any weight the first week, but my face looks less round. I am guessing water weight. So, something good is happening.

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3/13/12 11:37 A

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I had one slip up last week. My husband brought home bite size snickers. He said they are only 45 calories each. I had 2. I refuse to rationalize it. This weeks biggest challenge is Pi Day tomorrow. I am going to bring extra fresh fruit to work tomorrow and try to snack on that instead. Last year I did really well and only ate 1 slice at the beginning of the day. After seeing it all day I did not want any more. Good luck everyone on week 2!

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3/13/12 11:24 A

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Just weighed in after a succesful week of taming those sugar cravings, eating right and exercising and no weight loss. Not even a pound. I know somethings going on in my body. I've really been watching what I eat and there really isn't any reason for weight gain at this point. All the factors there for weight loss but my body is being stubborn. After a 65 lb weight loss 4 years ago, gaining back almost 20 is discouraging. I'm going to keep focused on eating right and exercising but could really use some additional tips to get my metabolism functioning properly.

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3/13/12 10:36 A

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My triggers are stress and fatigue. I think I have such a hard time with overeating at home because I am finally in a safe place and can soothe the stress of the workday with food. I will find better outlets to ease my built-up stress, like drinking a large glass of water as soon as I get home, and doing some simple yoga while I am changing clothes. Those actions will fill me up and calm me down before I get on to making dinner, and hopefully curb my need to snack.

Three sources of sugar that I tend to reach for are baked treats, chocolate, and granola bars. I am going to completely avoid baked treats this week--I will limit myself to one small piece (one of the Ghirardeli dark chocolate squares) of chocolate if I do have a chocolate craving day, and I will eat veggies and fruit for a snack instead of granola bars.


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3/13/12 10:03 A

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My Triggers for Sweet things:

Watching TV the adverts for chocolate, cakes and cookies put the idea in my head that I want some.

Feeling stressed or upset

What I am doing to stop them:

Before I settle down to watch TV in the evenings I prepare some sweet snacks life fruit the I cut up or some dried fruit that way I can nibble on something sweet and satisfy my swet tooth and the adverts don't bother me well not as much anyway.
When stressed or upset I am trying to go for a hot drink like my favourite is Earl Grey no milk or sugar I don't have either in any of my hot drinks, and hit the greek yoghurt with home made soft fruit compote.

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3/13/12 9:44 A

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Well, I can tell you right now, sleepiness is a trigger. I had a headache last night so I took two tylenol PMs. This morning at work I still felt groggy and it just made me want to eat! Not sugar, per se, but carbs. So far, I haven't succumbed.

Another trigger is looking at pictures of food, most notably on Pinterest or Foodgawker. I adore doing this and finding new recipes, but it definitely makes me start craving things I wasn't thinking of a moment ago!

Boredom is also a trigger, as when I'm busy at work I don't think of food or sweets at all, and when I'm not, I think of them constantly! Also, if something is free/THERE, it's hard to avoid it. That's why I donated the chocolate I had stashed in my desk drawer to the office kitchen last week haha.

The final trigger I've noticed is near the end of a meal, when I start thinking of dessert due to habit. I already got out of this mindset a little last week, though, and have been doing pretty well with going easy on the sweets or having fruit or half a Larabar instead.

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3/13/12 9:43 A

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I started week 2 a few days ago. Gave in to a sugar craving on Sunday. Had some chocolate covered caramels. I enjoyed them but didn't let myself feel guilty about eating them. No sweets yesterday. Today I plan on yogurt for dessert, carrot chips as a crunchy snack.

 
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3/13/12 9:39 A

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I've done well in eliminating sugar from my diet (this week). The hardest part was turning down all the sweets offered to me at the office. People were supportive and eventually stopped offering.

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3/13/12 9:33 A

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I have dumped the soda opting instead for sparkling water, I haven't had a single cookie and also I have a regular peppermint habit so instead I am opting for sugarless gum. So far so good :)

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3/13/12 9:15 A

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Starting Week 2 today. I tried going cold turkey once and it didn't work for me. I think for me -- like an alcoholic -- one taste starts me down that slippery slope and I don't want to be out of control. So, moderation is a better choice for me. Reading labels has been an eye opener -- it's amazing how much sugar is slipped into our foods without us realizing it.

My first step is to continue reducing the amount of sugar in my tea. I've gone from 3 heaping teaspoons down to 2 level teaspoons. That has been a huge change for me. The next step is to have only one dessert -- a 100 calorie pudding cup -- a day . . . . and that will be after dinner when I'm with my family. That will allow me to eat with them, not feel left out or deprived and still have a bit of chocolate in my life.

I would love to be able to turn to fruit for my healthy sweet choice, but I have allergies to fruit. Might try the frozen grapes and see if I can handle that.

If anyone has other healthy sweet choice options . . . . I'd love to hear them.



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3/13/12 9:07 A

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This week, I'll reduce my sugar intake by drinking water instead of soda at least one time per day. I am on the hunt for hidden sugar!

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3/13/12 7:49 A

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Last week, I couldn't shake this habit. I tried to go cold turkey last month but I gave in. Now, I think it's time to hop back on that horse and pull myself together. No quick sweet snacks. No chocolate, no candy, no snack cakes, and certainly no cookies. Hopefully the feelings will pass the longer I can hold out.

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3/12/12 8:43 P

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I ate no sugar at all during the week at work. My sister is doing low carb again too so it helps that she isn't offering me anything! and I didn't babysit at all last week so I wasn't around sweets in her house! I did have a small!! sundae at Applebees Saturday and wouldn't have had that but my bff decided SHE had to have one and no way could I have stood to watch her eat it without having some... I know that is something I need to work on!! I can't let what other people have around me control what I decide to put in my mouth.



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3/12/12 6:27 P

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Last week I tried freezing grapes (a friend had told me they helped curb her sweet tooth), and found it really helped me. I've found I'm a very visual person and so I've pretty much stopped watching TV shows that feature a lot of desserts.

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3/12/12 5:44 P

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I did really well last week!!! NO CANDY all week. Thursday morning I went to breakfast with my son, had a slim slam or fit slam, at Denny's. I had grape jelly on half of my english muffin and strawberry jam on the other... whoops! On Saturday we went to a graduation party and I had a very small slice of cake and a small scoop of diet ice cream :) It was a great week for me... I haven't gone a week without candy in I don't know how long!!! emoticon

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3/12/12 2:21 P

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The first week has been so-so. Yesterday I had ice cream because it was out. For me it's out of sight out of mind. I need to make sure all things are hidden well.

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3/12/12 10:46 A

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Did amazingly well during week 1. It helped that I am also doing an Advocare Herbal Cleanse, which lasts 10 days. That really helps with my will power. I did have an extra challenge over the weekend... went to a good friend's birthday party. I was very proud of myself. We went out for dinner first, so I would not be hungry when we went to the party. So at the party, I had 1/2 a piece of cake and a small glass of wine and that was it! Usually when I eat cake like that, it sets off my cravings, but this time, I was able to stay in control. Ready for week 2!

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3/12/12 10:06 A

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I do find that if I can leave the sweets alone and go cold turkey, that when I do allow myself a cookie or such they are almost too sweet for me.

I have made this cake and it is very good. I will warn you it does get very gooey but still tastes great. The calories on the package says for 12th of the cake is 120 calories. That is what I am guessing is the total calories.

1-Pillsbury Sugar Free Devil Food Cake mix
1-12 ounce can diet Dr Pepper or if using a 2 ltr it is a cup and a half

Put the cake mix in a bowl then pour the diet Dr Pepper in and mix well then put into a Pam sprayed 9 x 12 dish and bake according to package directions.

I don't put iceing on it as it is so moist it doesn't need it. I may try to make cupcakes this next time.

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I have been doing great replacing sugary treats with fruits since I get serious on Sparkpeople in January this year. I made fudge yesterday for my husband (who does not have to be concerned about empty calories, of course). I planned this ahead and entered all my meals ahead of time, so I could enjoy a piece of fudge and still be within all the nutrient percentages at the end of the day- I live by that pie chart on the daily report and I ended up under the daily calorie count. I found it odd that one piece was enough- maybe it is this new way of eating healthier?

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Hello Fellows... its been very helpful to read your blogs... when I do so, I see myself trying to find ways to cut sugar/chocolate back... GREAT to have you!

I am doing well on my decision to eat fruit or honey as my morning sweets, if I need some. Love it and it works great.

Greek Yoghurt or soy chocolate pudding works very well too... it satisfies my craving and gives me a little plus in proteins that I usually am low in.

But than... starting from the afternoon snack and evening one... I completely fail. I can't take the fruit in the afternoon... I want CHOCOLATE.... Also at night it is very hard to not take that piece of chocolate or a few cookies.. So I need to figure this out... maybe I am doing something wrong at lunch that triggers this cravings... maybe it is habit, maybe loneliness, or what the hell.. I don't know yet.
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When I get home from work is when my sugar addiction sets in. I think I am going to start fixing dinner when I get home and if I need something in the evening it will be protein or fruit.
Right now I am craving sugar and want to go into the kitchen and eat something sweet. I know it's a bad habit but one I really want to break.
Looking forward to week two.

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3/11/12 9:52 P

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bought seedless black grapes - they are like candy!! had them for dessert w/ my meals today and as a snack. A few of them do the trick and I don't feel icky or guilty afterwards. YAY!


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3/11/12 9:24 P

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I have found that I eat sugar if it is in the house and I could hardly go to the store without getting something sugary. So this week I went to the store and didn't buy any sugar with the exception of some vanilla yogurt to make the fruit dip which I I didn't think about the sugar in it but if that is all I have then I am doing much better than usual. I have also been trying to increase my calcium intake so I am drinking a glass of chocolate milk a day with 1 T of chocolate syrup in it. I was going to stop sugar all together and maybe I still will but I am happy to be doing better with it.

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Last week I tackled the obvious sugar sources, and this week I'm being more cautious about others. Don't know that I'll be eliminating sugar entirely, but I'm certainly eliminating a lot of it. The big triggers are gone: no more cookies or chocolate of any kind in my house. One bite and I seem to go off on a binge.

Hadn't planned to eat out for another week, because I have much better control in my own home, but will be making an unplanned day trip tomorrow to meet with a son and grandkids for lunch. I'm up for the challenge.

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Tracked my sweets and how I felt after eating them. Concentrated sugars really make me tired within 20 min of eating them. Plan to replace my nightime chocolate with an apple and a tbs of peanut butter 3 times this week.



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I tracked my cravings for sweets and my sugar consumption last week, and found that I really think about sweets a lot less than I expected. I also don't have much added sugar in my diet. When I do have sweets or sugar-rich foods, it is more spontaneous then I thought. Typically I turn to dessert if I have a beer or two in the evening.

Successful strategies that worked this week.
1) Ate the same breakfast and lunch all week. I put it in my planner the night before so I couldn't make any last-minute decisions.
2) Packed snacks for morning and afternoon - fresh fruit or a granola bar
3) Weighed out the desserts in my house (total weight) and put a sticky note on the packages so that my husband can help hold me accountable. I also admitted to him that I am powerless against cookies, and although we should just get them out of the house, I need to learn to live with them. Having a sticky note with the weight of the cookies kept me totally accountable so I couldn't sneak any. I did have a few cookies, but each time I talked to my husband about them first and decided I realllly wanted them.

Areas for improvement:
1) If I'm going to have sweets, make sure they fit into my kcal limit. Stop making so many excuses to go 100-200 kcals over my limit.
2) Need to set rewards for myself that are not food based. This will take some thought, but I think I'll work on thinking up a reward system this week (nothing too expensive, but something that's REALLY rewarding).


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got to say chocolate cherrios or the bomb. Somone suggested it on one of my blogs and now I love waking up to a bowl of them. Really starts my day of with a good fix for my chocolate craving. That way I can go longer with out THINKING about any sweets.

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I plan to replace my 4 pm chocolate with an orange at work.

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i have found that tracking all my spending is helping me to stop from buying sweets. #1 I am not shopping nearly as often, actually not going into stores at all. It was Friend and Family days at world market, but I don't need anything so I walked right past :) Would have been way too tempting in there... they have such yummy and unique sweets. #2 I am buying different fruits to try and figure out which will be a good substitute for my desserts. Clementines work... tangerines do not :( Seedless black grapes did the trick today.... also have pineapple and kiwis to try this week too. Frozen cherries were not successful. I'll keep trying. #3 buy dark chocolate dove or bliss... that's a lot safer for me than having an entire chocolate bar. I throw 3 in my lunch bag... often times I forget they are even there, but if I do remember and want it, I can't go overboard.


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Easter and Halloween or the worst candy holidays for me. I love those peanut butter cup eggs in Easter time and almost all the candy at Halloween.

This last year I was trying to fill or candy bowl with a few 100 calorie snacks options. I didn't want to just give away the usual and was surprised that kids went for the 100 calorie snacks first. It was more noticeable the younger they got. I guess cookies look good no mater how many calories.



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Starting Week 2 today. Just read the articles about hidden sugars and names of sugars to look for on labels. Also took the quiz.

My main trigger is simply having sweets in the house. If I know they're there I want to eat them. Especially if I'm tired or bored.

Plan -
do not buy any sweets this week
substitute healthy snacks for sweet ones - fruits, veggies, Greek yogurt, herb tea, handful of pretzels
yogurt or fruit as dessert

 
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I have seasonal triggers, right now it is jelly beans and chocolate eggs, I see them in the stores all over, so my challenge is not to buy them, if I do, they are gone within hours. I never understood the concept of a few, but I am learning. I had 2 slips in the last few weeks, but that is a huge improvement over my past behaviors. Progress not perfection. Positive Vibes.

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I'm very thankful that I don't care much for chocolate.....well I could go crazy with white chocolate... But I rarely have any of it.

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OK my addiction is chocolate and I now can admit that. It's my go to sweet. I'm trying to admit when I eat chocolate more and see how I can cut back. This is an interesting challenge and harder then I thought at first. Now to cut back and find thous hidden sugars!!

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This is sure to be an interesting and important week.

I'm headed over to my blog, to post about it now.

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Hello! Here comes week 2!!!! YES YES YES I WILL AND I CAN!!!
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During week one I learned that unfortunately, I eat sugar at every meal. I know I like sweet food, but was still astonished about the amount I eat. I also eat it sometimes just because of a habit. I always have a desert after each meal... sometimes I don't really crave it. I always have a treat at night... does it really have to be sugar? Not sure about that. With a cup of coffe... I take a piece of chocolate... why? It tastes good... do I need it? Not always.

I DON'T NEED CHOCOLATE TO BE HAPPY

My plan for this week and especially the first 2 days is to try to not eat sweets just out of habit! No snack if I don't "need" it and no coffee and chocolate just to make a break and feel good...
I am sure, I can cut out 1/4 of what I eat that way.

Second, I want to replace 2 servings of sweets a day with sweet fruits.

This would be approximately the following:
If I need sweets in the morning: - fruit/honey? (I like a bread with peanut butter and honey)
If I need sweets at noon: Greek yoghurt or chocolate soy pudding
If I need sweets in the afternoon: - fruit
If I need sweets at night: - Milk with honey.

I am curious to see how I will deal with it! I Wish you all luck and endurance.
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Thanks for the link! I tried the apple and peanut butter sugar sub. snack and it was great! This is hard, but with new ideas I'm managing to be successfully under control

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The yogurt parfait sounds wonderful to me. Here is a link to 13 surgar free desserts and snacks that may help too. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/slidesh
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This challenge is helping me to be more mindful about the choices of snacks I make. Right now, my mother is on a detox and swears she is no longer even craving sugar ... so when I was at home this weekend and CHOSE to eat some jelly beans she shamed me!!! It made me angry. I know this challenge is to be better about sweet stuff, but I planned for and chose this treat for myself, which in my opinion is at least a healthy way to enjoy an unhealthy snack.

Well, this week it's back to non-sugary choices. I plan on increasing my vegetable, fruit and protein intakes during my meals. But I will continue to have one "treat" per day, but I think this week I will try to make it a healthy treat. For example, a yogurt parfait for dessert rather than ice cream or milk chocolate. Speaking of chocolate, I would also like to switch those indulgences to dark chocolate. I've never been a huge fan but I am aware of it's health benefits and it being an indulgence without being a trigger food.

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Welcome to Week 2! Hopefully you're settling into the challenge and are gathering a lot of helpful information about your sugar habits. Here are some discussion topics for the week:

How has Week 2 been going?
What did you learn about sugar this week?
Do you have any sugar "triggers"? If so, what?
How do you plan to avoid your triggers?



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