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SUNRISE14 Posts: 5,216
8/8/12 4:26 P

I keep tootsie roll pops and suck on them 60 calories !

NEED2MOVE2 Posts: 1,337
8/8/12 10:07 A

Get the sweet out of your house. That is what I have to do. Good luck!

STDWYNWEN SparkPoints: (11,748)
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8/8/12 9:30 A

I literally can't help myself."

Sure you can! Don't give yourself permission to be out of control and to sabotage all your hard work.

Before you indulge - 1) Hit the PAUSE button! 2) THINK of what you can do differently! 3) REMEMBER constant indulging is not going to get you where you want to be!

Follow the advice already given to have something healthy on hand.
Go to the Healthy Lifestyle - Nutrition section of this site and read the articles on sugar cravings.

Good Luck you CAN conquer this.

AFCANTRELL SparkPoints: (27,477)
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8/8/12 9:19 A

Get all the sweet temptations out of your house or wherever you are throughout the day.

Also, this is hard but if you eat super healthy (lots of lean meats, fruits, veggies, yogurt, etc.) then your sweet tooth will decrease so, so much!
At least that is how it happened with me... then when I started eating higher carb content foods like storebought granola bars, cereals, etc... my cravings started coming back!

IRP1114 SparkPoints: (71,215)
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8/8/12 9:15 A

What do you normally eat for breakfast? Do you check your macronutrient distribution? Maybe you Are not getting enough healthy fats. Many people say as soon as they increase fats sweet cravings automatically decrease.

AMANDAREB SparkPoints: (4,069)
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8/8/12 9:14 A

Make a conscious effort to replace empty calorie sweets with a healtier sweet snack. Instead of candy, have a 90-150 calorie snack bar (Nutrigrain, Fiber One, Special K, etc.) It satisfies the sweet tooth, gives you some nutrition, and fills you up longer. Or try yogurt. On of my stand-bys to satisfy the need for something sweet before bed is a 100 calorie cup of Italian Ice. Cause it's frozen, it takes time to eat, so I enjoy it for a while with minimal amounts of calories.

KFWOHLFORD SparkPoints: (3,013)
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8/8/12 7:50 A

Eat only fruit during the day, along with your other healthy food. Remove visual temptations for sweets from your environment (candy bowl at work, junk in the kitchen, stopping as a gas station store, etc). No sugar cereals for breakfast. For sugar cravings, have bananas, grapes, dates, any sweet fruit, as long as it's fruit. Nuts or pbj sandwiches can also help, just make sure the pb and j doesn't have sugar!

If you have a chocolate craving during the day that you can't get rid of, try having a single square of 85 percent dark chocolate. Should satisfy the craving but is low in sugar. Make sure to break off one piece and put the rest of the bar out of reach!

In the evening, around 8 pm, allow yourself one treat. It can be a lowfat dessert like frozen yogurt, or a mini candy, lowfat pudding or cookie, etc. Eat it slowly, savoring the flavor.

If you do this for a week, i bet your desire to binge will go down. I think it's a combination of telling yourself that sweets are bad and off limits... And of the sugar cravings caused by eating sugar! Especially if you eat it during the day. It spikes your blood sugar, then suddenly drops, causing cravings for another sweet food.

Edited by: KFWOHLFORD at: 8/8/2012 (07:53)
PARISAPRIL1 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/8/12 7:38 A

Try eating some sweet potatoes. They are loaded with complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Eaten with some protein and some greens, a perfect meal. Sweet potatoes are a great food to help wean the body off refined sugars.

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (12,145)
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8/8/12 7:21 A

Try eating more chicken. The tyrosine content can sometime help if your body is lacking it.

BRAINYCHICK3 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/7/12 11:48 P

I have been eating healthy since early June and let myself have occasional small treats. The past 2 weeks or so, I binge on sugary foods everyday. I literally can't help myself. In the morning I tell myself I dont need the sweets, but a binge always occurs. Anyone have any advice? I'm pretty sure I've gained about 5 pounds.

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