That's really awesome! Your body is thanking you for dropping all those nutrient poor foods with that amazing loss.
Yesterday I had a huge craving for Haagen Dazs ice cream. So I drive up to the store and am looking at the labels and I couldn't believe my eyes. All of the ice creams had at least 21g of sugar per 1/2 cup serving! Cream has 0g sugar which is what ice cream is supposed to be made from. So thats all added sugar, 5 teaspoons of sugar in 1/2 cup serving! I would have eaten at least 2 servings (at least) so I didn't buy it.
I buy 80% dark chocolate and I always have it in the fridge for desserts and treats. The entire 100g chocolate bar has 20g of sugar and there is no way anyone could eat the whole thing because it's so rich. I had 4 squares instead of the ice cream and it was delicious.
There's no way I can completely give up sweets... I have a mega sweet tooth! ;) I have definitely cut back though, and now it makes the occasional treat that much more enjoyable. I do use artificial sweeteners though. I know they may not be the best for you, but it saves me mega calories because I drink a lot of coffee, and honestly, coffee is one of those things I just refuse to give up. I've discovered I like it just as much with 1% milk instead of cream, so I don't sacrifice too many daily calories for it. :) Also, I did start using Stevia in the Raw rather than Splenda, at the request of a dear friend of mine who is a personal trainer. I actually like it better that Splenda, so that worked out well for me.
6/21/13 6:23 A
Glad it's working for you. Good job.
As a note - there ARE yogurts that are strictly dairy and bacterial cultures (the sugar listed on the nutritional info is natural milk sugars - lactose). Just check the ingredients, first.
So, if you wished to consume yogurt again; that's an option.
6/21/13 5:36 A
I finally gave up sugar and started loosing. No candy, cake, ice cream, cookies or donuts. I eat fruit if I want something sweet. I even gave up yogurt and sugar free foods. The artificial sweeteners give it a sweet taste and make me crave more. After a couple of weeks of this I don't have cravings for sweets anymore. I've lost 5 lbs after being on a plateau for forever.
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