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Journaling about Sugar

Monday, February 19, 2018

I realize that I haven't blogged in about a year, so I think I should do that a little bit more. I'm also doing the 21 day Tame Your Sweet Tooth SP Challenge, and I need to journal daily about my sweet tooth and sugar intake.

I find that my sugar cravings are highest in the evenings. Since I also tend to snack in the evenings, I have the double hit of eating bad food and too much sugar most evenings. I just finished the Smart Snacking Challenge, and I learned a lot from that. So I'm super prepared this week for evening snacking that is both healthy and that cuts out sugar. I bought salsa, hummus, and guacamole from Trader Joe's on Saturday. Instead of buying chips or pita bread, I bought baby carrots, pea pods, and celery from Vons. I also bought pre-cooked shrimp and cocktail sauce at the store. I figure with all of this, I can have a nice little snack in the evenings that is also healthy. Also, the hummus and shrimp have good amounts of protein in them to keep me full.

It's Lent right now, and one of my lenten goals was to not eat dessert during the week. It's going to be a struggle, but I really want to do it. I found a recipe for a dessert this weekend that is Coconut Peanut Butter balls. It has some sugar in it, but not as much as I usually have. I also just found a recipe on Spark People for brownies made with chickpeas. I made that last Lent and I really enjoyed them. So I will save that recipe for later on when I want something sweet.

The thing I'm not giving up is sweet creamer in my coffee. I'm just cutting down on how much coffee with creamer I drink. I usually drink 2 or 3 cups if I am not working on it's the weekend. So I'm cutting down to one cup, and I get a little sugar in the morning.

Does anyone have anymore ideas on how I can cut my sweet cravings?
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