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Drea
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Wow! How do you do that? I've tried eliminating sugar and I just can't do it. I use natural sweeteners but sometime I eat too much of the baked goods I make.


I don't bake anymore. It's too tempting to eat it.


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On day 6 with no sweets.  I tried the pineapple bread and was pleasantly surprised.  I used half the amount of sugar listed (as Drea suggested) and used date sugar instead of cane sugar.  Everyone loved it!  I'm usually horrible at baking so I am glad it turned out to everyone's liking.


6 days is a great accomplishment!


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Thanks, Drea!  It's day 9 for me and still holding strong.  In fact, I had a sip of my daughters Gatorade today because I was dying of thirst and there was nothing else to drink and it tasted like syrup....so sweet.  

It gets hard to stay away from chocolate/sweets in times of stress.  I have to reprogram my brain to find other ways of rewarding myself after a stressful day.


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Today I'm starting fresh. And funnily enough, I've eaten all the bad stuff in the pantry and now only have beneficials and diamonds left for the rest of the week!


no doubt that is the biggest key to security and a good shopping list.. !!

my inhause cheat is blue berries.. naked as jaybirds.................... now if I made blueberries - crushed and added some nuts, or some cocoa powder???? haha


Yesterday I ate quinoa - to much- and then had one hour of body pain all over today I have bladder pain.. GRAIN FREE>> for me..


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!

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Almost hitting the two week mark and still no sugar for me.  I decided yesterday that I was going to have an ice cream sandwich, but then I changed my mind for fear of disappointing myself. Planning an all bennie dinner tonight:

Talapia with fresh mango salsa
Green Beans
Salad
Pineapple Carppacio for dessert (pineapple drizzled with a little agave glaze, blueberries and basil)

Wishing everyone a splendid Mother's Day!


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Almost hitting the two week mark and still no sugar for me.




I ate some spelt pretzels yesterday, and they made my tummy hurt and my body puff up. I hope I've learned my lesson . That was the first flour product I've eaten since Jan 10th!


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Uh oh, those spelt pretzels are causing sweet cravings that an apple and dried tart cherries are not satisfying. I'm having some peanut butter with unsweetened cocoa powder and a squeeze of agave. O-M-G! That is da bomb!


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Wow, no flour products since Jan? That's an accomplishment! Does eating flour always make you crave sweets?

I splurged a little today. My DH and I snuck out for a lunch date at the movie theaters.  I had some popcorn and a frozen lemonade. It felt nice to cheat a little.  

I'll make sure to stay compliant the rest of the day.  


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Flour, especially wheat flour, makes me crave sugar, and more flour. So to minimize my cravings, I stay away from it. I've been known to eat a whole loaf of sourdough bread in one sitting. Saturday I ate a whole bag of spelt pretzels (made with spelt flour) and I was craving bad. Of course, I had a bad tummy ache later, so hopefully the lesson has been learned and I'll stay away from flour!

I do eat sprouted kamut and wheat berries, and those don't cause undo cravings, but I didn't eat any wheat products at all from October to Feb to clean out my system. Then I added the kamut berries in slowly to see what happened.

So by eating no flour products I don't have bread or crackers, which is fine by this body, though I do miss them.


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Hi! Sounds like you are really getting intune with your body. I have been up and down, back and forth. I started the Type A diet, then when I found out I was a non-secretor, I switch to the A+ nonnie diet, then I thought I was a teacher, then I thought I was a warrior, and now I know I am an Explorer. In between all the switching I was vegetarian, vegan and a meat eater. My weight has changed as much as my diet over the last 15-20 years. I am finally coming around to being a explorer. I am doing a total fresh start after grocery shopping this weekend. I was inspired by your story of really working at finding the right things that work for you. I am also in New Mexico. I live in Rio Rancho. Where are you in Norhtern New Mexico?  


Happy to be a Proud Vegan Warrior A+Nonnie  
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I'm in Española...nice to "meet" you!

There's a new thread I started called "kicking the sugar habit, part 2" because I fell off the wagon a couple of weeks ago, celebrating the anniversary of my birth.  

Come join us there, if you are so inclined!


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First off... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are not too far away. I will join you on the new thread! I am excited to hear your story. Like I said before I have been all over the place and now I am ready to be the explorer I was born to be. Saturday I go grocery shopping and the new me will begin. I just wrote down all the portions for the food groups so I don't buy too much or too little of what I need to eat for the week. I am ready to jump in. I order the 3 pack for explorers and the skin care packages. I figure after all a new diet deserves a new skin care treat. I hope to see more from you on the board!


Happy to be a Proud Vegan Warrior A+Nonnie  
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I am reading through this entire thread.  It's taking me a little time, as it is a long one, but I am looking for tips and advice.  My sugar habit/cravings are through the roof right now.  I really need to put the skids on, and I think I am also one who needs to go cold turkey.  Moderation doesn't seem to squelch the craving.  I wonder whether I can do this.  I have been a lifelong sugar addict.     BTD/swami has reduced my intake of refined sugar & carbs, but I am still hungry for them.  I still eat sugar in chocolate, which I've been eating too much of lately, and red wine, which I gave up for a couple of days because I felt tired from it, but now I'm drinking it again in the evenings, which causes me to want chocolate and dried fruit.  Which causes me to linger by the bakery department in grocery stores and feel sorry for myself...pining for cheescake and coconut cake and sugar cookies.  It's really pathetic.  Wish me luck, y'all.  
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O in VA, anything I can do to support you in giving up sugar/sweeteners, please let me know. I gave up all alcohol (red wine) when I went cold turkey on the no sugar, and that helped.

Have you ever tried unsweetened baking chocolate? I'm serious. It hits the spot for chocolate, and I can actually taste the chocolate now.

As you may have read, initially I cut out all flour products, wheat, alcohol, and sugar/agave/honey, etc. The only "sugar" I got was a little dried fruit/fresh fruit.

It's been almost a year, and I've slipped a couple of times, but it's second nature now...a client gave me some homemade cookies and I passed them on to my employees. I know I can't eat just one; and then what's the point?

It's very easy to grocery shop now, I can skip the dessert section!


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Thanks, Drea.  I'm going to give it a shot.  Have not tried unsweetened chocolate yet, but I may make a hot drink with it like Goldie does, now that cool weather is on the way.  Red wine will have to go.  Too late to start today, but I'll start tomorrow.  Hopefully, I will make it through Day 1.  If I quit smoking, I should be able to do this, too.  Thanks again.  
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