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Discussion in 'Route to Management' started by Deb G, 24 February 2008 Social URL.

  1. Deb G

    Deb G Silver Member

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    I've eaten three days now - and each time after I've eaten I want something sweet. I have had sparkling water with flavourings in, and it has stopped them, but it just goes to show!

    As a child we ALWAYS had pudding (even if it was just a yoghurt) and my body is trying to slip me into old habits!! I've resisted and will continue to do so...... although I AM looking forward to the sugar free jelly next week!!!!:rolleyes:
     
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    I am the same, not after every meal, I was OK tonight, just a cup of tea I was fine, but after spicy or salty meals, something very savoury, I have found that I really want something sweet, so I have just had a cup of tea and a bite of a bar which has done me fine a couple of times. However, I am now on the jelly and it is lovely, also having diet drinks is great, I had some diet ginger beer tonight :drool:
    I just can't wait til next week and I can have F-R-U-I-T!!!! I am craving it, and we always have tons in the house as DD is a fruit monster and I can smell DH eating an apple a mile off.
    I am actually finding RTM harder than abstinence as I know I can have fruit next week and my chatterbox says, 'Oh that can't hurt a couple of days and you will be allowed any way', it is hard to resist it, especially when it is healthy stuff.
     
  4. scotwannabethin

    scotwannabethin Back to the grindstone!!

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    I was really looking forward to the fruit and it is fantastic! I did make the mistake of over doing the fruit though. I was having far too much and with the natural sugars I found I was hungry an awful lot more. I am limiting it now but it is something to watch out for! I put on a bit of weight that week, just half a pound but LLC put it down to the amount of fruit!! I was thinking in terms of it being "good" for me so I ate that rather than anything else. I guess I was having about 4 or 5 portions a day. I have now cut that back to 2 or 3. It really made a difference to my hunger levels too!!!
     
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    Same here Scot - the fruit was so exciting after such a long period in abstinence I went a bit crazy with it too - thinking it was all good for me!

    Watch out for the same effect with the dried fruit and nuts - which comes in a few weeks later when you are feeling increasingly hungry. But the upshot is that I now understand that sugar is my problem area, and I am developing strategies to cope with that - which is what RtM is all about after all!

    I am now starting trigger weeks, and I am pleased to say that rice and pasta etc are showing no major issues for me, which I am really surprised about as I was a pasta freak pre LL. I can have a small amount now, and forget about it, which is great!

    The fruit and dried fruit escapades, coupled with a few off piste excursions I managed to convince myself I deserved after 8 months of abstinence (still need to tackle the food is a treat thing obviously!) meant that I have put on weight the last two weeks - not huge amounts, but not insignificant either - and it has made me realise how important following the programme is. Glad to say, I am back on track, and already shifting the pounds - whilst eating too!

    Good luck with the rest of RtM guys, and I hope to stick my head in a few more times during these trigger weeks!

    Leesy
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    thanks guys, am I glad I posted on here, I think I would have gone bonkers on the fruit. I will keep a check that.
    This is a tricky business!
     
  7. Deb G

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    As I'll be following a low carb (rather than low-GI) diet afterwards, I have already decided which fruits I will and won't be eating in fruit week, so that should keep me in check!!!

    Isn't RTM great!!
     
  8. scotwannabethin

    scotwannabethin Back to the grindstone!!

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    You know what Deb, it is great!!! I so enjoy eating, I am just more aware of WHAT I eat now rather than just throwing it down my neck. I seem to pay more attention to what things taste like now too. I am into week 6 tomorrow so dried fruit and nuts. Looking forward to the nuts but I know they are high in calories so a little restraint is going to be needed!!!
     
  9. Deb G

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    In week 6 - aren't you only allowed the nuts for cooking - rather than snacking?! Sncaking nuts are Week 12 with all the other 'baddies'. I was reading my RTM last night and I'm sure I saw that! At least if they're in a salad or meal you can't be over-tempted!!

    Good luck and let us know how you're getting on!
     
  10. KD

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    I'm the same about wanting something sweet to follow. Can't really blame my mum for this as we only had 'pudding' on Sundays.:confused:

    I managed to change it by putting a gap in. A pause I call it. So I eat dinner and if I get the urge for something sweet, I usually leave it and get on with something else, knowing that I can have it if I want, but don't have to have it this moment.

    It's helped me retrain my brain :)
     
  11. Deb G

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    Great tip KD - thanks!
     
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