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HOTDISH2DIE4
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11/28/12 3:19 P

Try having a dill pickle...really, something sour usually takes away the craving for something sweet. I have no idea why, but it does.



SARA.SUNHOUSE
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11/28/12 6:58 A

I go for measured amounts of unsalted nuts -- usually Brazil nuts and almonds -- and plain yoghurt or cottage cheese. And an apple. And I carry a water bottle when I go out.



DETERMINEDAGAIN
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11/27/12 11:54 P

I am having the same problem, but those honey crunch apples have always worked for me. I also pair it with some dark chocolate peanut butter if I am feeling especially sinful :)



MEG-NATALIA07
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11/27/12 11:41 P

The 3+ meals is a great way.
I also make sure to have snacks packed with me. If I have fruit or dark chocolate I pair it with protein and/fat to keep my blood sugar leveled (ex: I like dark chocolate chips with walnuts or pumpkin seeds, or apple and PB)



JACA1991
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11/24/12 11:02 A

At JurasicSue, I totally agree! Yesterday I had 4 meals and it actually helped to reduce cravings even though I did have a crepe and a smal cake. Nevetheless, I realized that I've been afraid to binge again so I made a big deal about how I couldn't control myself. I've realized that binging is normal and everyone goes through it. Eating 4 meals made me feel like I was eating more but I kept small portions so it met my calorie range.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE ADVICE! I HOPE YOU ALL ARE HAVING A GREAT HOLIDAY! :)



JURASSICSUE
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11/7/12 2:17 P

I find eating protein at 4 meals each day helps keep the sugar cravings away. Also getting enough sleep. It's only through SP that I've understood the link between lack of sleep and food cravings.
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ARCHIMEDESII
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11/7/12 1:01 P

JACA1991,

I find that taking time to eat a healthy meal helps to decrease any afternoon sugar cravings. When work gets busy or I have a deadline, I completely forget to eat. When that happens, I do take a nose dive into chocolate for that quick energy rush. That's why I try to make sure that if I am under a deadline and need to get a lot of work done in a short period of time, that I do eat my lunch. If I skip lunch, I'll eat junk.

So, do your best to eat on a schedule even if it means eating your lunch while standing. I've had to do that to get a rush job done. Luckily, that doesn't happen that often.

Also, are you bringing your own snacks ? It is okay to have a snack. we all need snacks to keep us from over eating later. Keep some healthy snacks at your desk for times when you might have to work through lunch. a high fiber granola bar is a better option than a bunch of fun sized candies.





L-RIOT
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11/7/12 11:30 A

As other people I bring in my own food. I tend to go with a high protein treat because I know if I take in too much sugar I'm going to get the shakes. I stick with peanut butter and every once in a while I give myself a real treat. You have to have something to keep yourself from going crazy!



SUNSHINE6442
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11/7/12 5:33 A

Granola Bars are usually high in sugar and fat...homemade Oatmeal bars are the way to go if your not going to have a nutritous breakfast.

Sodium, sugar and carbs stall weight loss and also give you cravings.


Baked Oatmeal Snack Bars

Ingredients
1.5 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts [or any nuts you like]
1/2 cup dried fruit (any you like raisins, cranberries, dates, figs)
1/4 cup seeds (any you like sunflower, pumpkin, flax, sesame)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp kosher salt
1.25 cups skim milk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla


Preheat oven to 350*
Mix dry ingredients.
Mix wet ingredients.
Pour wet into dry. Stir to combine.
Pour into a 99 baking dish either coated in cooking spray or lined with parchment.
Bake for 40 minutes.
Cut into 9 squares.

Makes 9 servings . Each bar is appx. 170 calories, 3 grams fiber and 5 grams protein. Cut into 12 squares reduces calories to about 125 calories per square]Whole grain oats contain seven B vitamins, vitamin E, and nine minerals, including iron and calcium. The quality and quantity of the protein in oats is far superior to that of wheat and most other grains. The soluable fiber is what gives it the gummy texture, and it helps lower cholesterol levels in the blood.



JBINAUSTIN
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11/7/12 3:59 A

Arrange in advance to have healthy snacks and meals available. I've always got a moderately healthy granola bar in my purse, lest a need to feed tempt me into junk food. You need to make it more convenient to eat healthy than not. And I always have water with me to reduce the temptation to have soda. Water is better for me than diet soda because it doesn't have a sweet taste that makes me crave more sweets.



JACA1991
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11/7/12 1:00 A

How do you control sugar intake on a busy day and with lots of priorities?



 
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