So I am going to go without sugar and most caffeine for the next 3 weeks. I am also trying to eat a healthful, clean diet and get some (30 minutes minimum) exercise in each day. Yesterday was the first day, and it was a failure. I gave in to my chocolate cravings and ate some chocolate chips. That lead to a few spoons of peanut butter.... But, I didn't eat the chocolate bars in my fridge or the cookies or the tarts on the counter! And the day before? I would have eaten all three.
Today I am doing great! I replaced my morning chocolate milk with hot chocolate made with skim milk, cocoa and a touch of splenda. I think tomorrow I may add some vanilla and cinnamon too. Omelette for breakfast to keep me full all morning.
To head off the afternoon cravings I am making berry smoothies for all of us, with a bit of choco flavoured, sugar-free protein powder. I find protein really helps keep food cravings at bay, and the sweet berries fill that need for sugar.
If I need a treat tonight, I will make myself a skim milk, decaf latte with maybe a touch of splenda or cocoa powder.
Wish me luck in breaking the terrible habits I have gotten into. I need it! And I hope I start to lose some of this spare tire I have been lugging around. It is depressing and when depressed I eat emotionally. ugh. I need to work on that too!
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