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Sugar overload

Saturday, October 09, 2010

I have made some consistent strides toward weight loss. I am making conscious choices with food and exercise 4 to 5 times per week. I have even cut out my late night ice cream binges. However with all of the changes I still have too much sugar in my diet. For example, I will have a bowl of oatmeal in the morning, good choice right, But then I put so much sugar in the bowl it is no longer a healthy choice. I put enough sugar in my coffee that I should have just ordered a hot chocolate. What can I say I am a work in progress but my sugar intake is slowing up the project. Any suggestions?
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  • JIBBIE49
    emoticon I follow ATKINS as I have to have low carb.
    3829 days ago
  • MAIA2011
    Do what I do! I eat fat and salt instead of sugar!


    (I didn't say it was working for me BUT it is something different to try.)

    3900 days ago
    I'm a firm believer in Splenda. I don't have any problems with it and it tastes so close to sugar that I can't tell a difference.
    3906 days ago
    Good job cutting back on nightly ice cream attacks!

    I found that the less sugar I eat, the less I crave. It was hard at first, but it gets easier.

    Try putting fruit instead of sugar in your oatmeal, for a healthier sweetness. I put currants or raisins in when I'm cooking it, so they're soft and juicy. But you can also put berries, bananas, or cut up apples on top after it's cooked.

    Instead of coffee with tons of sugar, just go ahead and have low-cal hot chocolate. It feels and tastes richer, so it seems like an indulgence instead of a low-sugar diet option. For a while, I made low-cal hot chocolate from a mix instead of having my afternoon soda at work. It had the sweetness I craved, but fewer calories and less sugar. I eventually replaced that with water, but it helps to start small.

    Good luck!
    3908 days ago
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