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Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 19
Friday, August 19, 2016      4 comments

Another easy-peasy day - sub exercise for cravings to replace the dopamine. I didn't realize that sugar gave us dopamine, but it makes sense. The thing is, I exercise when I need/want breaks anyway, since I can't exercise much at one time ... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 18
Thursday, August 18, 2016      4 comments

Well, I had a strange thing happen last night - couldn't sleep. Had a snack... went overboard. That wouldn't have been odd in the past, but I've been feeling so satiated. I did NOT have sugar, however. I did have carbs, though. I am... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 17
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      1 comments

We're checking in today - was this challenge easier or harder than you expected? You know what? It's been easier. I'm astonished by how my body has settled down in so many ways. I don't think I'll permanently cut out all added sugar, but... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 16
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      4 comments

Okay... so day 1 with NO sugar and did just fine! I did allow myself a larger than usual snack last night, but I think that was mostly because dinner wasn't the greatest and I didn't eat much of it. I would have done better eating more din... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 15
Monday, August 15, 2016      1 comments

Okay... now the real challenge of the Challenge begins - NO added sugar from now until the end of the Challenge. And you know what? I can DO this. It will be interesting to me to see how I do. I'm feeling great, though, and well-mo... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 14
Sunday, August 14, 2016      2 comments

Wow! Two weeks in! So today's article and focus is on adding in high protein snacks. This is something I already do when I DO snack, which is rare, because I'm feeling more satisfied and full. Even starting to leave food on my plates. ... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 13
Saturday, August 13, 2016      3 comments

So, yesterday was MUCH better. And I feel MUCH better. Not only in terms of my body, but also my mood. I'm starting to crave food, rather than junk. It's a good feeling. I hope everyone has a spectacular Saturday!... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 12
Friday, August 12, 2016      3 comments

Okay... so I'm struggling. Had another bad day yesterday. I'm getting some clarity, though, so I'm grateful for that. It was all emotional. Need to have a bag of tricks for those moments. Today we learned about artificial sweeteners for... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 11
Thursday, August 11, 2016      4 comments

So, back on track. I'm having a flare-up, but I'm still glad that I'm doing this and feeling better in terms of my brain and general health. What I most want now is to have a sense of what exercise works and pushes my body enough, but does... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 10
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      1 comments

Okay. Confession time. Yesterday, I blew it big time. Not so much with the TYSTC, but with my Mediterranean Diet. I started being much hungrier on days 8 and 9 and yesterday I had a post-lunch binge of carbs, carbs, carbs, including 4 se... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 9
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      2 comments

So made the decision to go to DQ last night and have a mini salted caramel truffle blizzard with the family. This is what I learned: Yes, it was good. Yes, I was able to afford the calories. No, it wasn't *that* good. An... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 8
Monday, August 08, 2016      4 comments

Another good day! Really craved sugar last night, but had a peach, plain nonfat greek yogurt and my sprinkle of granola and all was good. Today I'm supposed to make over my pantry. I already did this recently and I do need to keep some th... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 7
Sunday, August 07, 2016      1 comments

Today's challenge is to make a game plan for a situation that hits your sugar cravings: The very worst situation for me is a party or something that I'M giving and I am really "good" through the servings of things (tiny sliver or this or th... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 6
Saturday, August 06, 2016      2 comments

Still hanging in there. Today is an easy day - sub half your grains for whole grains. Since I pretty much do that anyway, it's not a hardship. The only thing I have some issues with is gluten free pasta and gluten free baguettes. I don't... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 5
Friday, August 05, 2016      4 comments

It's generally becoming easier! And I can't get over how much better my body feels! Yesterday my challenge was lunch, which I solved by one of my whole grain blueberry pancakes with a tsp of almond butter and one of low sugar jam. I m... Read more

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