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Snack work

Saturday, June 01, 2013

I've been focusing on changing my poor snacking habits. I do so well choosing healthy meals but blow it with the unhealthy snack choices. I’m changing my approach and being firmer with myself.

SNACK WORK PLAN - started 5/20

Plan the day’s menu, including healthy snacks.

Just Say NO ! -
When tempted by sweets think -
I don't want sweets
I'm free from wanting sweets
Would the healthy me eat this?
How will I feel after I eat this?

Be strict !
Healthy snacks ONLY
fruit, veggies, hummus, yogurt
Meringues when sweet tooth hits hard
Limit processed snacks
pretzels, popped rice, etc
PB OK but limit amount/frequency

Identify Triggers
Specific actions for each
Find a healthy replacement

Use 7 Secrets to change snack habits – review daily

Listen to your body not your mind !

I've done well since starting this last Monday. The only sweets I've had so far were last weekend, ice cream when Mom was here for two days.

Slowly it seems like I'm thinking less about sweets and desserts. I've been snacking on yogurt daily, cottage cheese and fruit, meringues occasionally, and frozen Greek yogurt occasionally. We have some of my favorite candy in the house (Gertrude Hawke) but I haven't touched it in two weeks. Major accomplishment.

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  • PATTIE441
    Great plan! I definitely have the same problem with snacks and eating after 3:00 p.m. Thank you so much for this. I have definitely bookmarked it. You rock! emoticon emoticon Oh, I have a question. I have always wondered about meringues. I was reading a book about having them for a snack, but I didn't know if you make them or buy them at the store. I am unable to find them. Thank you and again, great job, and great you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1825 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/19/2013 11:08:37 AM
    Great plan! emoticon
    1840 days ago
    Great plan

    1842 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    Instead of saying "I can't" have sugar or sweets, say "I don't" eat sweets. This simple wording change decreases feelings of deprivation and increases feelings of control, according to research.
    Today on my Spark Coach they were talking about staying away from sweets....I thought this might help you. emoticon
    1842 days ago
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    1842 days ago
    Great plan! I need to get more specific with my plan. I would also need to include strategies for what to say to the 'sweet' pushers in my life.
    1843 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan, with success already. Good for you!

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    1843 days ago
    emoticon Seems like you hit on a plan that is working. I find the longer I resist sweets the less I want them. Eventually I don't even think about them. OTOH, if I eat them I crave them. They set up a roller coaster blood sugar effect that is detrimental to you health as well as sabotaging your eating habits.

    Good luck! emoticon
    1843 days ago
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