Because I can't have artificial sugars of any kind, my goal this week is to indulge more often in herbal and caffiene free teas that I don't have to put any sugar in. I have sensitivities and allergies to 'pretend' sugars, so that is a life saver for me. My real weakness for sweets right now are chocolate bars, but I am getting better at avoiding and not consuming them.
I know eliminating all sugar is unrealistic for me for the long term, so my goal is to track everything I eat and only eat sugar in moderation for an occasional treat. I am practicing resistance by keeping a bag of mini mint patties in the house and only eating one or two every few days.
My Goal for this week is to avoid all known sugary things ie: candy, cookies, cake, etc. I have gained almost 5 lbs in a week and that has got to stop. I have fruit in the house; plums, nectarines, and watermelon. I need to snack on those when I want something sweet instead of finding some dessert type thing.
Pounds lost: 14.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,430) Posts: 2,177 6/8/13 6:25 A
I posted under "graving at the office" too. I hope you saw it. Some of my own triggers is when people bring things in to celebrate a birthday an impeachment for morning break. Afternoons when I return home from work and late evenings are my triggers. It does help at the office to find a healthy alternative like fruit and setting goals to stick too. Your co-workers may be kind and say nothing when they see an over-weight person eating the unhealthy choices and do not understand the temptations of putting those things in front of them. It is, after all up to us as an addictive over-eater to make the necessary good decisions. I suggest instead for each of us is to bring healthy alternatives like small bagels, crackers or even gluten-free bread with Brummel (a butter substitute) A vegetable tray with a healthy dip or stuffed celery sticks. Dehydrated vegetables. If any one ask you just say you thought it would be fun to add something different. You may peak the interest of others when they try what you bring. It is an extra expense on your part but you may start a trend. I have done this and the people are curious and find they like some of the healthy alternatives to the unhealthy sweets. Hope this helps.
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current weight: 138.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,430) Posts: 2,177 6/6/13 8:36 A
Sweets are a struggle for me just like the others on this post. I have used fruit, sugar free chewing gum. Lately to get rid of the empty, hungry feeling, I have gone back to eating Rice cakes. They vary from 35 calories to 50 for the ones I have tried. I could not get back on the lifestyle train, change and eliminated most glutton from my intake which help turn things around for me. I had heard glutton is a big factor in stomach weight. There are some that have a sweet flavor and they are the higher calories. the plan ones are bland but satisfies the need to just crunch on something. While dong this should get the doctors okay and take vitamins to keep all the daily requirements to remain healthy. Apples give me indigestion as does yogurt acid reflex if consumed late in the day and my nights are less than restful when I eat these items.. Maybe this info will help others too.
Fitness Minutes: (165) Posts: 5 6/6/13 7:39 A
That's great, outta sight outta mind! Lol, water helps too. Often I have strong cravings and I'll have some cold water, and cravings GONE! try it hun :) sounds like you have a great system going.Cherries and pears? yum
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current weight: 246.0
Fitness Minutes: (786) Posts: 49 6/6/13 12:29 A
I will not keep any dessert sweets in the house. This week I bought a bunch of fruit and when I have a craving for sweets I will eat some fruit. I hope to retrain my brain to think cherries or pears are what is craving instead of chocolate.
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