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LIVINGWELL69
Posts: 29
12/8/12 12:41 P

I understand how you feel. Try drinking a glass of water then do something to distract your mind. work on a fun project, go for a drive, put on music, etc. Get busy! Or try a fruit smoothie made with frozen fruit, banana, and Greek yogurt. These can be filling and satisfying. Sip slowly through a straw. emoticon



LIVINGWELL69
Posts: 29
12/8/12 12:39 P

I understand how you feel. Try drinking a glass of water then do something to distract your mind. work on a fun project, go for a drive, put on music, etc. Get busy! Or try a fruit smoothie made with frozen fruit, banana, and Greek yogurt. These can be filling and satisfying. Sip slowly through a straw. emoticon



MICHELLEXXXX
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12/8/12 5:52 A

Things *I* would try before giving in:
take a nap/ get good sleep
limit caffeine
exercise (boosts endorphins)
eat chicken, egg whites, turkey (high in tyrosine, a precursor to dopamine)
research supplements/minerals that keep blood sugar levels steady (i.e. vitamin C, chromium picolinate) and discuss with my healthcare provider before taking
eliminate refined carbs from my diet (I get plenty of carbs from nonstarchy vegs and fruits; plus their fiber keeps my blood-sugar levels steady)

If your lowcarb candy contains maltitol, I would be sure to educate myself about that sugar alcohol before ingesting.

If the cravings continue after all these changes, I would talk to my healthcare provider.

Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 12/8/2012 (05:59)


LADYARGLWYDDS
Posts: 263
12/7/12 11:29 P

I eat a pickle. The flavour and acidity makes me not want anything sweet anymore...or at least makes it unappetizing.
Weird but it works.
I've also tried carbonated water, or herbal tea, both of which keep my hands busy so i'm not obsessing.

I've also noticed that my craving for sweets markedly deceases the better I eat (more veggies, more fiber etc), but that's more of a long term solution and not a in the moment thing.



ANGIE_BRIGGS
Posts: 35
12/7/12 11:08 P

I use dehydrated fruits when i get those cravings. they taste sweeter and I can suck on them to get my sugar craving fix.



KRISTEN_SAYS
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12/7/12 3:07 P

I hear ya on the cravings! I'm trying to cut out added sugars (I've already cut out artificial sweeteners) and last night I had the craziest craving for cookies. There were no sweet treats in the house so thankfully I was able to resist it.



ROSE-LITE
Posts: 1,815
12/7/12 9:45 A

sugar craving is a tough deal....but boy if you can get over this rough spot... it does get easier. like the one post said...try a diet treat of some kind... don't give up!!



DIDS70
Posts: 5,070
12/7/12 9:33 A

I cut out most if not all sugar. The only sugar I get is from fruit, raw honey and coconut nectar. I am working on getting my body into a fat burning machine for energy instead of a sugar burning machine.

But I had cravings bad too when I first cut out or cut down sugar. I would have a glass of lemon water in the morning or before I went to bed. that really helped.



DIETITIANBECKY
Posts: 26,427
12/6/12 7:58 P

Are you looking for other ideas??
what about a diet pudding, diet hot chocolate, diet jello???



THEGUMBIECAT
Posts: 21
12/6/12 6:55 P

So I found some low carb dark chocolate with coconut. I'm trying to do sweets once a week (diabetic, so this is serious business ;D ) but I am craving sweets so bad right now. I feel the need to post this so I will be firm in my resolve and not fill my mouth with crap.



 
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