Reasons I Would Like to Tame My Sweet Tooth:

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

I have taken the Sparkpeople "Tame My Sweet Tooth Challenge!" I am on Week 1. One of the tasks of Week 1 is to make a list of the reasons I want to tame my sweet tooth. Here they are!

Reasons I Would Like to Tame My Sweet Tooth:

Reason #1. I am tired of allowing the Holidays to derail my weight loss accomplishments every year. I love Christmas, and Easter, but I don’t love the additional anxiety I experience when I realize that family time means calorie time.

Reason #2: With a family history of diabetes and hypoglycemia, I’m at a high risk for health problems related to poor sugar management.

Reason #3: I crash, badly, on days when I have too much sugar and not enough nutrients. I want to feel energized and strong, not fatigued and weak.

Reason #4: I want to be able to enjoy really good sweets without feeling guilty because I splurged earlier on a bunch of junk that really wasn’t very tasty or high quality.

Reason #5: I want a sustainable nutrition plan which will benefit me once I am pregnant and help me and my baby to grow healthy and strong.

Reason #6: I want a sustainable nutrition plan which will benefit me once I’ve given birth and help me stay at a reasonable, healthy weight as I recover from pregnancy.

Reason #7: I know I often use sweets as a crutch to help me with anxiety and stress. I want to switch my “treats” from chocolate and creams to fresh, delicious fruits which taste good and are good for me when I am in times of stress.

Reason #8: I know a lot of my calories are taken up with sugar, and I am perpetually low on protein, calcium, iron, and so on. I want to replace some of my sugar calories with good for me calories so I can do more than just look thin, and minimize the risk of osteoporosis, which runs in my family, and anemia, to which I am already prone.

Reason #9: I am a youth pastor’s wife. This means there are many, many treats in my home which I eat because they are there. I want to be able to handle having them in the house without eating them because I don’t actually want them, I just want something sweet in my mouth.
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    Awesome goals, I stopped eating junk food and white sugar cold turkey. I did go through withdrawals and I had no idea I was a sugar addict. Now, when I eat something that my body considers too sweet I get a headache. Once you pass the initial few days you are golden. There are many healthier snacks to replace it with without the added sugar.

    Congratulations on listing your goals and thanks for encouraging me to do the same.... emoticon
    3214 days ago
    Good luck. I did that challenge not too long ago and found it very helpful.
    3221 days ago
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