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Old 03-29-2011, 08:49 AM   #5
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Brasil
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S/C/G: 240/184/155

Height: 5'6"


I treated my sugar addiction like I was an alcoholic and cut it old cold turkey. That means that I had no artifical sweeteners or sugar for a long while. I even stopped fruit for a bit (but only about a week). First I introduced fruit back it and then I went with cooking only with natural sweeteners (blue agave is my favorite, followed by maple syrup and honey).

Now I can eat sugar on occasion and it doesn't drive me nuts. I even a a dark chocolate toblerone bar sitting in my fridge at the moment, which would've been eaten in probably one day before!

One thing I will say, though. IF you struggle with sugar/cravings eating low fat desserts is a BAD IDEA. They don't fill you up and you just want MORE and MORE. The desserts that work best for me now are high fat but I just take a bit. This cheesecake recipe is amazing: (I use blue agave as a sweeteners, make sure you cut the measurement by 3/4 if you use agave and cook at a lower temperature) and it fills you up. I can eat a much smaller piece and be satisfied than if I were eating something that was lowfat.

Starting Measurements (B/W/H): about 51/40/46, 240 lbs Goal Reached Pre-Pregnancy: 39/29.5/38, 156lbs Current: about 43/34/42
Started at 240
Onederland 199 (Jan 6, 2010, exactly 2 years after my previous due date!)
Overweight BMI 185 (Aug 3, 2011, one year after joining 3FC!)
Pre-pregnancy weight 175 (Oct 18, 2011)
Called Goal 156

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