READ the ingredients list carefully. If sugar is within the first 5 stay away, we do allow organic cane sugar at times, it can be hard to get completely away from. We still have the occasional treat (dark chocolate, gelato, yogurt) but not everyday.
learn the different names of sugar. high fructose corn syrup, brown sugar, malted syrup, sucralose, maltose, etc...
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Just a quick tip to allow small indulgences without having to avoid the man in your life who likes to always take you out to dinner, or bring home your favorite fruit smoothie from the local ice creamery .
My BF has a habit of picking up fruit smoothies for us when he comes home from playing ball at the YMCA. Instead of refusing his kindness I break the calories down with my $0.69 Popsicle mold from the Dollar tree.
That medium McDonalds Strawberry Banana smoothie become 10 frozen treats!
Staying on Track while still indulging your sweet tooth
It is important to not feel deprived when dieting - binging is frequently the backlash. To counter this tendency I plan for a treat at the end of every day. I save a reasonable block of calories/fat and have a light ice cream or a cookie. Knowing that I will get this treat helps me to say no to all the little temptations throughout the day - I will get my treat... just not right now. 76473468471475495494
Over time I noticed that I lost the craving for sweets because I was eating them less frequently. I also started realizing that sweets put a dent in my 'food' calorie allocation - so now when my sweet tooth kicks in I wait until the PM but usually I choose fruit or other 'food' 277
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