Post # 1
I noticed today that I have just been eating way too much sugary stuff, I know it’s that time of year, but I haven’t even been eating the usual holiday stuff! I’m cheating myself because I feel I eat a pretty healthy lunch (for me anyway! Turkey and lettuce sandwich, Lt string cheese, yogurt, crunch pack carrots and ranch and an apple) and then I just go blow it all after lunch by eating cookies, candy, and just snacking on junk! I was thinking about cutting most sugars out of my diet because the last few days I have felt just gross and blah. I haven’t done this before so I was just wondering about you ladies that have and how you did it!
Post # 3
i have similar eating habits. i notice i feel much better when i eat less junk. i don’t focus on cutting sugar, because i know that wouldn’t be enough motivation for me and i need a little junk food in my diet, so i focus on trying to eat healthier options. lots of fresh fruit and veggies, and if i really want some junk food, some gummy bears or something similar. i used to eat them every day though, and now i’m down to once a week at most.
the hardest part for me is that i love to bake, but it’s been fun trying out “healthy” versions of baked goods. allrecipes.com is my go to source.
Post # 4
I know I feel better when I eat healthier, for me it’s just doing it! I’m at the point right now that I really want to lose about 10 pounds and I know how to eat healthy I just won’t push myself to do it. And I know I know what is good and bad because right after I eat something bad I feel guilty! I’m not a huge veggie fan, lettuce cucumbers and baby carrots it about all I will eat, I do like corn too but it has so much starch. I don’t really want to cut out all sugars, like you said just healthier options. But I just figured it would be easier to start out with not very much sugar and gradually bring it back in with better portions.
I’ll have to check out some of the recipes on there, thank you!
Post # 5
What works for me when there is sugary stuff around the office is just not to have any at all. I have also become more discriminating about trying sweet stuff that people bring in. For example, I’m not really a fan of cheesecake, it’s okay, but I don’t go out of my way to eat it. If that is what is being served at an office function, I’ll just pass on it because I feel like it is wasted calories. However, if my colleague brings her famous, fabulous homemade lemon bars, well, I’ll allow myself to have a little piece because they are super yummy.
We had a training session last Friday and we gave staff brownie bites for dessert. I generally find brownie bites from the market to not be very tasty. I just said “no thanks” and passed them to the next person.
Post # 6
I love snacking on sugary treats too! I can’t totally cut them out of my diet, but I am trying to cut back. Or sometimes instead of cookies I’ll snack on an apple with some caramel. Fruit with a little bit of sugar… a yummy alternative.
Post # 7
I have a serious sweet tooth and I cut sweets out of my diet for a month. It was pretty difficult the first week or so and then it got easier.
I found that having fruit helped, the natural sugar… and also, I like to have frozen mousse from Jello.
I would’ve lasted longer than a month but I ran into a really stressful period and it was really tough to fight my sweet tooth.
I plan to pick it up again after the holidays.
Post # 8
YES! I’m currently trying to cut it out–I tend to especially crave it as the night goes on, like around 10 or 11 (I don’t go to sleep until like 2, so thats actually like “mid-evening” for me! lol).
It’s been like 4 or 5 days, and its already gotten easier. I also have been eating more vegetables throughout the day–like incorporating a side of steamed green beans or carrots with my lunch–and I have noticed that I can concentrate better. Maybe its just a coincidence, but based on what I was reading, I think that it actually may be related. So, I hope that I can keep it up. Although I do miss my oatmeal raisin cookies….and sugar cookies….and peach rings…..and chocolate chip cookies…………….
What was I talking about again???
Post # 9
I feel like I have had a bit more energy, although I have only been doing it since Saturday! I feel much better when I’m eating healthy foods. I still haven’t cut out all sugars, I’m mainly focused on sweets. I realized the yogurt I’ve been eating has a good amount of sugar, but I haven’t taken the time to switch to another one.
The evening is the worst, after my hubby eats dinner he gets out the sugar cookies and last night he even ate some of those mini reeses in front of me, my favorite! I’m not so much as craving them though, but just looking at them knowing they are good, but sooo not worth it 🙂
I also think the holiday season is the time to start because if you can make it through all of the holiday goodies and sweets I should be able to stick with it!
Btw….I love gummy stuff like peach rings…..mmmm
Post # 10
I need to cut sugar too. But, I don’t eat sweets. My problem is that I was getting a lot of fat free stuff and they load up on sugar to make it taste better. If it’s not one thing, it’s another…
Post # 11
I know what you mean, it’s ridiculous! They trick you when they say fat free!
Post # 12
I also want to cut sugar. My office constantly has candy/baked goods lying around, and I can’t stop myself! I need to find a way to say NO!
I did read this book awhile back about how fat-free foods are usually more processed than “real” food, and it’s sometimes healthier to just eat the real deal in moderation. I’m a big fan of fresh food, so the only problem is finding time to fix it!
Post # 13
@Miss BBQ: Yes, I am trying to eat the “real but smaller” version of foods. lol.
Post # 14
About two years ago I cut out sugar and watch my calorie intake and lost 40 lbs. and was loving life, which in turn led me to my DH!! But since then I’ve gained the weight back and some. I know what to do, just can’t get myself to do it! But I’m going to try again the first of the year!! Just look for ingredients that show sugar/brown sugar/high fructose etc. that are listed at least fifth in the ingredients, those items are better for you than if they are listed first or second. My favorite snack at work is actually the white cheddar rice cakes, which I find tasty and they are only 45 calories each and 1 g. sugar.