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End of Week 1 & my GO TO sweet tooth satisfiers

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

End of Week #1 Report: emoticon

emoticon 2.5 pounds down!!! my weekly goal is 1 pound. emoticon

I've stayed in my calorie range all week, as well as finding clever ways to incorporate my new fitness plan without putting my body out of whack. Yes, I was a bit sore, but nothing that set me back. That in itself is an accomplishment!!!!

I'm on Day 10 of the 30 Days of Fit Food Challenge. Today's article was "Pull Your Sweet Tooth!" and gave some ideas of how to keep from falling back into bad habits and moving forward by forming good ones.

For my GO TO sweet tooth satisfier, I have some favs that work for me every time.

1. I make myself sit down and eat it slowly, really savoring the flavor and texture.
(How many pounds have I put on over the years by devouring a hand full of this or that without ever tasting it?)

2. I make a pan of brownies or yummy cupcakes, portion them in individual servings (usually 100 calorie) and stick them in individual sandwich bags in the freezer so portion size is already calculated and it is easy to track.

3. Since I need extra fiber in my diet, I'll cook some prunes and stick them in a sealed jar in the frig. They are so syrupy sweet that a couple is all I need to satisfy the sweet craving.

4. For pure indulgence, I'll melt 1 ounce of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave and savor each spoonful - only 70 calories!!!
For extra protein, add 1/3 serving of raw or toasted almonds - and it's still less than 200 calories.

How's your week going?
What are your fav GO TO secrets of success to satisfy your sweet tooth ?
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