Faith Fitness and Laughter

Sugar cravings 101

on February 22, 2012

Hello, hello!  How’s everybody doing tonight?  I hope you are fantastic!  Finishing the day?  Just starting it?  Wherever you are, I hope you are excited about life.

My job can be hit or miss when it comes to being busy.  Yesterday, busy.  Today, not so much.  🙂  Makes for a long day. 

When lunch time rolled around, one of the girls ran to Subway and picked us up some sandwiches. 

Look at all that Spinach!! 

A little while later I chomped on some chocolate…:)

While I was at work today, I kept thinking about having a salad for dinner.  This is something that I should do more often, but never do. 

In the mix: Romaine lettuce, spinach, chicken, red delicious apple, and some walnuts.  I also used some Raspberry vinaigrette for the dressing.

I found this recipe on another blog today and thought this would be the perfect way to end the night.  The blog is called STUFT Mama.   The Mighty Chocolate microwave muffin!

I also added some PB2 on top of the muffin and it was yummy!

Sugar 101:

Lately I have noticed that some of the things that I am reaching for have been loaded with sugar.  My poison this week has been Starburst Jelly beans.  They only sell these things around Easter, and I am never strong enough to pass up a bag…..or two.  I am by no means against indulging.  Frankly, without indulging I wouldn’t have lost a majority of my weight.  Here’s the things.  Once I start, it’s really hard to stop.  I could make a meal on a plate full of candy.  Crazy I know.  So I got to looking to see what things I could do to help me with the sugar cravings.  Here is what I found.

  • Our bodies actually craves sugar
  • Chew some gum
  • combine foods (banana/chocolate, apple/peanut butter)
  • Quit cold turkey
  • Grab some fruit
  • It’s ok to indulge, but keep it small
  • eat more often throughout the day
  • no artificial sweeteners
  • Reward yourself
  • Slow down (check your emotions when you reach for sugar)
  • Get support
  • Mix it up by trying different approaches weekly

I am probably best at quiting something cold turkey.  I am an all or nothing kinda gal when it comes to indulgences.  It’s a gift…………..and a curse. 

I am off tomorrow and I am taking a road trip with my mom and my second mom!  Super stoked!

Have a great night!

Question:  What do you do to keep from eating too much sugar?

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2 responses to “Sugar cravings 101

  1. I am terrible with needing something sweet after dinner. And sometimes after lunch too. Sometimes fruit does the trick but its definitely a habit I need to work on. Because I think it is just that, a habit!

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