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Day 2 Tame Your Sweet Tooth

Sunday, September 15, 2019

I decided to repeat the 21 Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge. I did it a few years ago and had success. I remember well how surprised I was that the cravings literally fell away once I had one successful day and then another. All I have to do is make that first choice to abstain or make a healthy swap. It all starts with just one choice!

The Day 1 Challenge is a baseline survey about sweets. My results message was that my sweets cravings were out of control. Lol, okay, let’s not be dramatic! I’m signing up for this challenge, so it’s not completely out of control!

The Day 2 Challenge is to journal about my cravings. I love this exercise. I need to practice this more. We all know our eating habits are often tied to emotions, right? Good, bad, or wrong, it’s true for most people. So, it goes to reason that when you track your food, taking note of what you were thinking and feeling can be helpful to pinpoint the problem.

Without journaling, I can pinpoint my danger zones.
1. Eating carbs spikes my sugar cravings.
2. My evening routine includes dessert.

Yeah, that’s about it. If I eat low carb, the cravings are diminished. If I swap the dessert with a piece of fruit or an activity, I could get on the other side of this. The only hurdle is me and my childlike obstinence. I recently heard about a Ted Talk on sugar and how it’s not a treat. I’m going to go track that down. I do know sugar promotes an environment where cancer can thrive. If nothing else, this should be an easy deterrent. But somehow, I continue to get in my own way. Strike that. In the past, I’ve gotten in my own way. Today, I choose to crowd out the less desirable habit by adding more desirable ones, starting with what goes in my grocery cart!

Have a joyful week! If you don’t find it, create it!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Fiddlehead ferns for cancer. That's a new one.
    90 days ago
    Lisa, check out this article on the golden rules of carbs and fat loss. It should answer your questions about sugar.:

    91 days ago
    Best of luck on the challenge! Sounds like you've done great learning about your habits and triggers.
    91 days ago
  • LISATBC2016
    I love your thoughts on this subject. I just have a question...does sugar cravings mean sweet things or putting sugar in tea or coffee? I am not big on sweet desserts but I do like sugar in tea or on some cereals. Also, what about natural sugars you get from food? Do you cut those out too? This intrigues me. TIA
    91 days ago
    I crave apple jelly on toast. My mom made apple jelly one year and when I think about it... it was peace and love
    91 days ago
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