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Taming your sweet tooth challenge - Week 3; Day 7

Friday, November 22, 2013

Okay, last day of week 3...let's see where we stand:

1. Fine-tune your pantry. Stock up on foods (sugar-free and no-sugar-added items) that reflect your low-sugar goals.

I feel pretty good about the pantry...I did purchase some chocolate that is supposed to be a christmas gift to a family member so hopefully that is sufficient to keep my hands off of it...

2. Make sensible sugar swaps. Learn how to make healthy swaps while still satisfying your sweet tooth. Come up with a list (and a snack stash) you can turn to when your cravings strike. Get more sugar-free ideas to quell your cravings here!

Current substitution inventory: So far so good!
> Dried Mission Figs - I haven't really reached for these - dried fruit is tough, it seems really calorically dense without the promise of feeling really satisfied... I'm thinking opting for fresh fruit is a better choice for me...
> Sugar-free gum -- this comes in handy from time to time, however I know that this stuff is made from weird chemicals and generally not good for you.

> Chai Tea w. Milk - sounds good, haven't opted for this yet.

> Cottage cheese w. fruit - this has been a great combo for me. I especially like the Breakstones doubles that have the fruit already accompanying the cottage cheese.

3. Focus on fruit. Instead of simply subtracting sugar from your diet, why not add in another healthy habit to replace it? This week, concentrate on grabbing fruit in place of your regular sweet treats.

> Need to go to the grocery store and pick up some more fruit. Completely out.

4. Continue to be mindful. Keep tracking your food and blogging to measure your progress throughout the week.

> Doing it.

Here comes the weekend if I'm honest I don't feel 100% fervent about staying on track... let's see how this goes...
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