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Sunday, March 24, 2013

I feel like a broken record when it comes to weight loss and diets. I am hoping that I can finally decide this wont be a diet but a life change. I am really struggeling with sweets...any suggestions? Its my weakness for sweets!!
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ASHGALLENTINE3 4/12/2013 1:54PM

  Sweets are a huge problem for me too. I love all kinds of it! Sometimes when I am craving a cookie or a piece of that DQ Ice Cream Cake in the freezer, I make myself a fruit smoothie. I use whatever fruit I have around, ice, and some no fat yogurt. These are delicious and they totally satisfy my sweet tooth as well as any lingering hunger. On the plus side, my husband loves to eat/make smoothies too. Hope this helps you out.

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MOMTOMONKEYS2 3/25/2013 12:01PM

    This is my weakness too. I challenged myself to complete 2 weeks of sugar/junk detox and each time I wanted to cave to something during the 2 weeks I just told myself "C'm,on, its just 2 weeks" and "this won't be the last office treat -there will always be more so you don't need to eat it" Really by the end of 2 weeks it was much better.

My fav treat to trick my sweet tooth is 1/2 cup of Fat Free Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding with lite coolwhip. emoticon



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CBLENS 3/24/2013 9:36AM

    I love sweets and carbs too. When I started in Jan, I got the Fiber One brownies and would allow for one at the end of the day. Having made the changes towards healthy eating I don't crave the sweets. It will come, there are a ton of tools on this site that you can use to guide you.

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ANGIEN9 3/24/2013 9:10AM

    I recommend you make it a lifestyle change and never call it a diet. Diets don't work. Once you start eating "normal" again you put the weight back on. I have yo-yo dieted for years being up and down with my weight. This is the first program where I eat anything I want, but in moderation!!

Sweets...that is totally my weakness. Some people recommend you don't have them in your home. If you want something sweet you have to go out and get it. Then don't bring any of it home. I wish I had that will power!! Post holiday candy sales are the worst for me. I especially want sweets before I go to bed.

We all have our weaknesses. I hope you can work out some way to either give up sweets or only eat them when you are out of the house. I wanted some non-fat candy last night and didn't have any in the house, so just went to bed!! Wow! Before this I would have gone somewhere to get some candy. Maybe I am progressing in that area!!

Have a great day!
Angie emoticon

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DILLONNAN 3/24/2013 7:08AM

    Now that I am a Type 2 diabetic, I have to control my sweet tooth. I bought several bags of sugar free hard candy and set them on my counter. One piece of candy with a hot cup of tea or coffee now feels like a treat. I also bought flavored water which is a great substitute for soda pops. The less I eat of processed, refined sugar in the form of candy bars, cakes, pies, etc., the more other things taste sweet. I enjoy an apple with cheese or peanut butter. The first few days of cutting back/down/out of sugar/carbs is the hardest. Reading articles about others' success as well as encouraging people has been a tremendous help. I encourage you to take one small step at a time to move away from the sweets. Spark People has been a great tool!

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PINKEUROGIRL 3/24/2013 3:07AM

    Don't call it a diet. It is a new eating plan. You can do it!!

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SPSPSP1 3/24/2013 2:56AM

    So what if you're a broken record? At least you keep getting back up! I have a MAJOR sweet tooth myself and I've read a few articles on the subject. One trick is to drink a glass of water whenever you crave sweets or other junk food as your body mistakes dehydration for hunger. The other trick (and this one is especially true for me) is to eat more protein as this lessens the craving for sugar. I suggest checking to make sure you are meeting your daily protein requirements. I was surprised to find that often I wasn't or was barely meeting my needs. Third method is to say to yourself "I CHOOSE to eat this" before putting any sweets (or any other food or beverage for that matter) into your mouth. This is a reminder that you are ALWAYS in charge of what you're putting into your body. Eventually, you'll eat less sweets thanks to a greater awareness. Lastly, here's an interesting article on the subject (article is below the chart). I wish you the best!

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