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Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 9

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

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.

And... YIKES - 50 grams of sugar????!!!!!! 37 of those grams added sugar. 4 g of sugar = 1 tsp sugar, so over 9 tsp sugar! American Heart Association recommends no more than 6 tsp of added sugar/per day, so I went over my allotment.

This on my first day of "dialing things back". I feel okay about that as I already spent over a week dialing things back, but I don't want to repeat this for a long time.

In terms of cravings - this was a craving/decision, but I didn't have craving issues the rest of the day.

Didn't get the pantry re-organized but that's on the list for today.

Am planning to sub fruit for cravings today.
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    wow...really 4 GM sugar is one teaspoon of sugar. Who knew. Dairy Queen is a love of mine but I usually pass it by for 2 reasons...Many, Many, Many calories even for the small size and I am cheap and can buy a containing or two of store bought ice cream without added sugar for the same price. Is it as good...NO but it does curve my cravings.
    1256 days ago
    Didn't realize 1 gram of sugar ewualed 4 tsp of sugar.

    Check out stevia sweetened ice cream. Might be a great substitute when you have a craving:)

    Good job identifying the pros and cons- great step in the right direction:)
    1256 days ago
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