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Stumbling blocks can make or break us. We can either allow them to cause us defeat or we can allow them to become stepping stones to our success. We can learn & grow from them & use them to our advantage. If we so choose, a stumbling block can be fertilizer for success. Its all in how we use them.
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!
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