Having a sweet tooth draws you to high calorie; high-sugar treats all the time. The key to achieving your fitness/weight goals is to monitor and manage this yearning for the ‘sweeter side of life’.
Sugary beverages can pack on calories to your day, without making you feel more-full. Try to reduce this intake to at least 8 ounces per day. Make a switch from sweet-tea, to home-made green tea. I make a container of citrus flavored green tea, with tea bags and put it into the fridge. Then pack a go-bottle in the morning. It saves you money, and calories.
Try to re-train your sweet tooth by gradually cutting back by half, then by half… These sugary products come into your food plan through syrups, processed foods, cookies, fruit breads, fruit juices and ice cream to name a few. It’s a process, but you will find that you can re-program that sweet tooth to crave less and less.
Try adding cinnamon to your oatmeal versus sugar. Replace your kid’s sugary peanut butter with natural or fresh ground nut-butters. Use 0% Greek yogurt instead of ice cream with berries instead of chocolate sauce.
Compare the sugar content from the food label on breakfast cereals, breads, frozen foods and lots of products you buy at the grocery.
Sugar can be a green-eyed monster that seems to draw you in on a daily basis. Excessive sugar adds to belly and back fat and can lead to Diabetes, obesity and cancer. Make small changes every week to help you control this beast!
Saturday 05267/12 - Workout Diary:
swimming with my children
Saturday 05/26/12- Food Diary:
organic steel cut oatmeal (150 cal)
1 large banana, 1/2 cup blackberries (130 cal)
15 almonds (120 cal)
whey protein shake (125 cal)
4 oz orange roughy (90 cal)
salad - 8 oz greens-1 1/2 cup spinach, red sweet pepper, steamed broccoli/cauliflower, asparagus, 4 cherry tomato (88 cal)
2 tbls sunflower seeds ( 60 cal)
3 oz adamame (120 cal)
8 oz. 0% Greek yogurt (130 cal)
homemade popcorn ( 90 cal)
1 glass red wine (100 cal)
4 oz pork chops with spicy peach salsa (230 cal)
1 cup cooked wild rice, slivered almonds (180 cal)
endive/tomato salad, EVV, fresh basil, balsamic vinegar ( 107 cal)
1/2 cup high protein cereal, 1/2 cup non fat cottage cheese, sprinkle of cinnamon(120 cal)
TOTAL CALORIES- 1748