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9/19/11 8:23 A

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sounds good

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9/19/11 5:30 A

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I'm with you guys on the fruit. It helps satisfy sweet cravings.

And Kitt, I'm with you on the dark chocolate.Knowing that I allow myself some of it helps to keep me out of my husband's candy and goodies. I'm out right now and must get some. I love to incorporate it with 2 or 3 prunes and glass of milk - love that snack!

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9/18/11 8:22 P

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cookies or M&M's are no longer in our home....
eating fruits really helped me, and for the most part I have my sugar cravings under control....as I said before I have 8grams of dark chocolate most days and that seems to help me...I eat it slow, letting it melt in my mouth, I break it into 4 or 5 small piece.....hey it works from....

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9/18/11 6:09 P

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me neither Warm. Emotionally, I can't tolerate it.

I do have to respect/know, understand and accept that some foods trigger me to eat more and I lose control. Those particular foods I am currently trying not to bring into the house and eat them rarely socially.

I am working to incorporate naturally sweet foods as part of my regular meal plan... from fruit several times a day to the fall squash and occasionally I try making a homemade dessert like a cobbler or interesting cookie receip, but that hasn't worked real well for me so far, I tend to gobble them down after my mouth does a yippee skippee & wants to keep going.

all a live & learn & more practice experience for me as I work to eat normally instead of totally overeating...

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Not sure if I'm ready to commit to "weeks" of going sugar free, but like I posted in the previous sugar addiction thread, going "days" without sugar really does help the cravings.

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emoticon What strategies have you tried that worked? That didn't work so well? That you would like to try? Please share your thoughts here :)



emoticon Week 3 Breaking Sugar Addiction ~ Focus on Cravings!

Week 3: Stop the Cravings
Now you really start to put your plan into action. You’ve identified the sources of added sugar in your diet and replaced those foods with healthier and more wholesome alternatives. Your kitchen is now set up for success!

This week’s focus should be on making a conscious effort to avoid sugary foods. When a craving strikes, try going for a walk or simply drinking a glass of water. Take a hot bath or get lost in a good book. Typically any craving will pass if you wait it out long enough. But it's important to begin understanding the difference between true hunger and food cravings. If you are truly hungry, a handful of nuts or some raw veggies dipped in hummus will sound appetizing, so go ahead and eat one of your healthy snacks. But if you're craving something sweet or a specific sugary food, use a distraction technique.

The first week of saying no to sugar will be the hardest, but the more diligently you stick to your plan, the better you'll fare in the end. Even a tiny taste of sugar during this time period can lead to setbacks.

After a couple sugar-free weeks, your sugar threshold will start to decrease and you will find that you no longer crave sugar or sweets as you once did. As with any lifestyle change, the first couple of weeks are the hardest. Eventually, it will become habit to reach for a mint tea or piece of fruit instead of juice and candy.



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