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KMCWOLD SparkPoints: (0)
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7/29/12 5:49 P

I've found that I crave ice cream also. I'm sure everyone does at some point. But, a really low calorie dessert treat i've found is the Dreyer's Fruit Bars- NO Sugar Added- Blackcherry, Kiwi, Strawberry, Mixed Berry. They are so good and ONLY 25 calories each bar. 6 carbs and 2 grams of sugar. Yummm. I'm no longer guilty when I want dessert.

TAOZEN Posts: 237
7/29/12 5:24 P

Because the combination of fat and sugar taste so, so good.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (60,906)
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7/29/12 4:41 P

Have you tried taking some lactaid before you eat it? If you crave it, it may be because you're denying yourself! Take some lactaid, and you'll be surprised at the difference!

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7/29/12 3:06 P

Craving usually happens when we're on low blood sugar level. Are you eating enough carb daily recommendation level?

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7/29/12 2:55 P

May be a calcium deficiency or a sugar addiction (or both). I went through the same thing. I don't keep it in the house and whenever I want some, I have a glass of unsweetened vanilla silk. Tastes like melted ice cream. :)

11/18/11 11:14 A

I used to have the same problem except for me it was for chocolate milk. Honestly, the only way to get over contast cravings is to go cold turkey for a while. Don't buy it/don't have it in the house and don't eat it. Its really easy to get addicted to sugar. It goes give you a boost and your body starts to crave it all time. Also be prepared to have some weird side effects for a couple days (headache, tiredness,) . On the bright side it only lasts for three days, then it goes away. If you plan to incorperate it back in your diet, buy only small portions outside the house so you can't splurge anymore.

For myself, I now only drink either white milk or milk with a little of that low-sugar chocolate syrup in it.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 16,926
11/18/11 9:52 A

I have seen Almond Milk ice cream and Coconut Milk ice cream. I have tried both and they are very good. Very close to ice cream made with milk.

But I don't have any answers as to why you might be craving these items

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 11/18/2011 (09:54)
DIMPLES807 Posts: 215
11/18/11 7:15 A

The latest trick I've found is using frozen banana to make it into ice cream. It's absolutely amazing. I live in Nigeria where ice cream is super expensive. However, banana is really cheap and they ripe really fast. What you do is to cut up ripe bananas and place them in the freezer overnight. Then put them in the food processor the next day. Let it churn for 2-3 minutes and voila! you'll get ice cream. It's really amazing. I've experimented with putting peanut butter and cocoa powder in there. it's a low cal treat for less than 150 kcal!

AMANDATR Posts: 224
11/18/11 3:36 A

I crave ice cream constantly. I am eating over a pint a day and my weight loss is getting stuck. I know everyone says to eat yogurt and substitions but its difficult not to have the real thing. I will try to limit my eating to an ice cream sandwich at night. Maybe that will do the trick without all the calories of an entire pint or if I am feeling really good, try a je. llo chocolate pudding instead.

4/16/11 10:33 A

Most (99%) of the time, cravings aren't an indicator of what you need, but what you like.

People crave ice cream because it's high in fat and sugar. No other reason.

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4/16/11 9:44 A

I make yogurt icecream, I add cocoa powder and sweetner.. Sometimes strawberries and vanilla, instant coffee and raisins..

AURORA629 Posts: 2,393
4/16/11 7:44 A

If you love ice cream, but have a lactose problem, try this recipe:

MYCUTEGIZMO Posts: 3,845
4/16/11 5:51 A

I always crave it too..

2 days ago i just accidentally ate a whole pint of ben and jerry's new flavour clusterfluff ice cream..

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4/15/11 8:52 P

You crave icecream because it is made out of fat and sugar! The two ingredients combined can give you that 'happy' feeling for a while.
I do belive we become addicted to both but when they are combined, it is even worst!

I rarely have icecream anymore but when I do I look for So Delicious Coconut Milk Icecreams. They use agave instead of sugar which has a lower glycemic index.

PIXIE90 Posts: 81
4/15/11 8:35 P

try soy ice cream....its pretty good, and lower calorie

UGOOGLY SparkPoints: (7,014)
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4/15/11 8:28 P

I seem to always crave this. I dont eat it because it makes me feel incredibly ill afterwards (some lactose items make me sick). I get enough fat in my diet and my bloodwork say my calcium levels are fine. Is there reason behind this torture?

I also crave cookies all the time too, but I think that has more to do with feeling good (memories of childhood etc)

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