I am just curious - did you get an email from SP telling you that you are on week three, or is that something you just knew. I think I am on week three, but I am not sure. But having said that, I don't think that I fared too well on weeks one and two, so I think I might consider starting this challenge over again.
“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles…. it empties today of its strength.”
1. How are you doing with your sugar swaps? Surprisingly not as bad as I thought I would, sugar free candy helps, I put a portion size amount that is stated on the packet into snack bags and have one bag when I feel like a sweet. Strange thing is I don't have them as much as I thought I would. Fresh fruit cut up into small pieces is great. I use a cocktail stick to eat them with.
2. How do you bust your sugar cravings? Fruit, no sugar candy. Keep my hands occupied whilst watching TV, knitting helps I can't knit and eat at the same time. No Sweet Treat. I set a goal not to have any sweet sugary foods for a day reach that goal put money in a jar, next go for 2 days etc. That way I am aiming at a day at a time rather than a whole week. I plan to spend the money on a DVD I want.
3. What is your favorite low-sugar snack? Fruit, fresh fruit apples in particular with pears running a close second. Fruit on a skewer for a dessert is great with a yogurt dip. Apple cooked in the microwave stuffed with fruit and nuts is so good, it tastes sweet and can be turned into an indulgent dessert with greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey. Great for a Sunday dessert.
Week 3 is going well despite someone buying in sugar loaded cereal bars and chocolate coated biscuits (cookies) as they want something sweet.(DH) I have stayed away from them even though I am tempted to give in. My motivational collage helps and seeing myself slimmer, healthier and with more energy. Leaving out the sugar I find I have more energy as I am now having more natural sugars from fruit. I am going to try the sugar free muffins so I can have a cake every so often.
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