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JIBBIE49 Posts: 62,267
10/12/13 2:09 A

Listen to the lectures from Richard Bernstein M.D. on YouTube as he wrote "The Diabetes Solution" He has had Type 1 diabetes since he was 12 and he is a healthy 78 now. He says ALL obese people will get Type 2 diabetes with time, if they don't change their habits. He says ALL obese people have Insulin Resistance. I learned so much from reading his book, that I got at the library.

Also, watch the BBC documentary "THE MEN WHO MADE US FAT" on YouTube. It tells why we crave junk food.

JJ625JONES Posts: 130
9/30/13 5:21 P

You're welcome! Oh and I forgot to mention, spark people has an Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge. I joined it before and they have some pretty good articles, very informative and helpful.

LUVTINKERBELL SparkPoints: (383)
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9/30/13 1:29 A

Thank you - that is good thinking - I found some plantain chips - so far they are satisfying my cravings! I will try some recipes you mentioned.

JJ625JONES Posts: 130
9/29/13 4:43 P

Maybe you're craving them so much because you're ONLY having that in your coffee. What if you have another treat later on in the day, like a cookie or banana bread? There's lots of recipes for calorie-reduced baked goods you can bake.
There's even this recipe I found for sugarless apple cookies, I made them and they were good. They were only sweetened with honey and apples and dates- diabetic friendly too!

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9/28/13 7:05 P

Very hard to get my body not to crave the processed sugars. I think it will take about a week to "not" crave is so tempting. I know just by cutting out the processed sugars I can lose weight....but I have to have my creamer in my coffee - that is my treat. I feel if you deprive yourself, you will only crave it more. Quantity is the secret - It's ok to have a little here & there.

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