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Sugar Cravings Day 3!

Monday, November 12, 2018

So I am journaling my sugar cravings...
Yesterday I tried to eat whole foods, no added sauces, just seasonings.

At Breakfast I had an apple and coffee (I'm never hungry at breakfast)
No sugar cravings.

At lunch I ate leftover veggie stirfry with an egg added to it. Then a piece of whole wheat honey bread I baked toasted with a little whipped butter.
Half an hour later I was digging around looking for something sweet. I did the elliptical instead for 17 minutes with my sore knee and it didn't give got (NSV) and I worked up a sweat which was good. Then I did some strengthening exercises. I was good and didn't cave in.

My daughter came home from her trip to the cities so we talked and I was occupied. I got supper ready, sheet pan broccoli and cabbage and chicken drumsticks and dressing. I put BBQ sauce on my chicken.

Supper: Hunters home and supper about ready. I ate 3 drumsticks, tons of the cabbage broccoli, a little dressing, and some leftover squash I had baked the other day.

Read a book then watched a movie with my family (Monty Python and the holy Grail)

10 PM, in the kitchen looking for something sweet. Ate 2 twizzlers, AGAIN!! Then a funsize M & M's my friend gave me in my birthday present! I had put them up in the cupboard!Away from me. The hunters keep bringing back the candy I sent out to the cabin!! I can't be trusted with the twizzlers, the sugar babies are safe. I finally went to bed to quit snacking. I also had 7 pringles chips. I still had between 125-200 more cals I could eat but decided that i really wasn't hungry, just bored.

NSV of going to bed and quit snacking! I stayed within my calories.

I may try incorporating a little sweet snack so I don't feel deprived and think I have to sneak one from myself. I don't know who I think I am fooling?? Myself I guess. Next is to tackle hidden sugar. I'm not sure if I will give that up yet.

For now, I'll heep on trying.

Note to self~Be kind to yourself and others!
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    when I was trying to stop sugar... I noticed strong urges after meals, and especially evenings/bedtime. sometimes something salty helped - like pickles dipped in mustard.

    I did move to very dark chocolate - 90%, and melt a square with pb and banana... it helped me not feel emotionally deprived. I was surprised that the bitter also helped break the sweet craving too.

    sometimes a good hot tea, unsweetened does the trick. worth exploring what foods actually break the physical scream for sweets sensation. Sometimes I think our brains... out of habit, trigger physical urges to have a dessert, for example... and I struggled with this a lot... was surprised that sometimes salty/bitter somethings helped break the physical urges.

    good job journaling!
    909 days ago
    Would fruit help?
    909 days ago
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