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10/27/18 1:43 A

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Day 14 - tracking. Oh how I hate micro-managing my food! Weighing every darned morsel! But, sigh, I will do it today.

I don't have repetitive enough meals to use the favourites or group function. And I make my own meals, so I have to weigh & measure small amounts of everything.
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10/23/18 1:59 P

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Satisfying the sweet tooth is something I've got pretty good at! I have a fruit-only spread on hand in the fridge in case I need a little bit of 'jam' on my porridge, or on a crispbread with or without peanut butter. The sugar from fruit does not create a problem for me.

I am OK with dates too - a few dates, filled with a spot of peanut butter or tahini, and a sprinkle of dark cocoa powder - are really decadent treats.

I have some date syrup and a carob/maple syrup in the fridge - I will sometimes have a teaspoon drizzle of that on my yoghurt or fruit or oatmeal.

I'm OK with coconut sugar too - but still only use a very small amount.

These sugars don't create a craving for me. Cane sugar does, also agave, and honey. I don't use any artificial sweeteners at all.

The portion control mentioned in the article is something I make use of too - making a couple of low sugar muffins or something, and freezing one.

I don't make a habit of snacking, but I will sometimes make snack-like things to have with a meal. I find a raw date and nut ball very satisfying: processing dates or raisins with ground nuts and tahini or peanut butter, cocoa - rolled into little truffle-like balls.

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10/22/18 1:53 P

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I agree. I don't keep them in the house - much too tempting! But sometimes I buy them, and eat them! Sometimes.

I also have temptations at work where there are sweets and things hanging around. I know a lot of people have to contend with this in their work environments - bowls of sweets, boxes of doughnuts etc!


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10/22/18 1:31 P

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For me, the best way to keep from eating snacks is to not buy them in the first place. If they're not in the house, I don't miss them. If they are in the house, I want them.

If I feel like I "need" a snack, and there's only fruit and veggies, and I don't want them - that means I'm not really hungry at all.

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10/22/18 5:52 A

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Well the week starts talking about snacks. Basically, I aim not to have any snacks at all - three meals a day.

I occasionally find myself reaching for something sweet and carby, or salty, fatty and carby. When that happens, no amount of 'produce' or healthy snacks will help.

However, I'm currently aiming to cut out all chocolate and sweets (candies) from my diet. I don't have them often, but when I do, it throws me out of orbit for a while - and I hate it!

I used to carry snacks around with me - protein bars, olives, pots of hummus and oatcakes, carrot sticks, celery and peanut butter - I know about them all - but I don't want to eat snacks between meals now. I really enjoy my meals.


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