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If you can't keep that sweet tooth under control..chew gum!
My biggest stumbling block keeping me from losing weight was my sweet tooth and just mindlessly eating all day. I decided to try chewing gum as an experiment to prevent myself from eating when I'm craving something sweet. If I feel like I"m going to grab something to eat when I don't need it, I pop in a stick of gum instead and it satisfies my need to have something sweet and delicious in my mouth.
I have lost over 20lbs since I started doing this and it helped me regain my control over food. Also don't cheat on your food journal because you are only cheating yourself! I used to just guess and sometimes even put less than what I ate, and obviously I wasn't going to lose weight doing that!
Graham crackers come in a few sweet varieties (cinnamon, honey, and even chocolate) and one serving is two crackers. When you break those crackers on the lines, that gives you 8 sweet crackers! I usually only need one large cracker (1/2 a serving) to kill my need for sweet, baked goods.
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