0
 
Author: Sorting First Post on Top ↑ Message:
SIMPLYME80's Photo SIMPLYME80 Posts: 406
1/2/14 5:03 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I love the gummy snacks! I buy the preportioned childrens packets, yes they have sugar but a small snack that won't do harm, and satisfys my sweet tooth. I include them in my plan since I don't have diabetes or required to have a special diet.

Highest weight-340+
Started Spark-255 lbs
Mini goal-200 lbs
Goal- around 160 lbs


 current weight: 225.0 
 
255
241.25
227.5
213.75
200
MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (6,587)
Fitness Minutes: (5,730)
Posts: 1,927
1/2/14 4:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I agree that any similar item used to replace it would be used in very limited amounts. I agree with all the above suggestions for possible likenesses and recommend starting out with 7 days without any to start. I think people are stronger than they realize.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16


 current weight: 105.0 
 
110
108.75
107.5
106.25
105
AZULVIOLETA6's Photo AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (57,007)
Fitness Minutes: (67,493)
Posts: 2,744
1/2/14 4:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
These are not snacks, they are candy. Candy is not part of a healthy diet.

Anything sweet and gelled that you could use as a replacement will also be very high in carbs.

Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-chá, merengue, reggaetón.

Currently learning: Mexican cumbia, danzón, Cuban rumba

Dances to Learn in the future: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, ballroom rumba


 current weight: 212.0 
 
300
272.5
245
217.5
190
KABMPH's Photo KABMPH SparkPoints: (30,161)
Fitness Minutes: (27,376)
Posts: 674
1/2/14 8:40 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I used to eat gummy candies on a very regular basis. I love Starburst (esp the green package!), Chewy Spree, Swedish fish, etc. YUM! and gross! ;-)

For awhile I was buying a gummy candy from Whole Foods that were star shaped. They came in the bulk section. They are also very delicious and don't have HFCS or other gross ingredients in them. When that was the only one I was eating, I slowly cut down. (Whole Foods gummies are expensive!)

Good luck. I'm sure that cutting back will help. Now gummies are a splurge/treat!



 September Minutes: 642
 
0
250
500
750
1000
ANARIE's Photo ANARIE Posts: 12,406
1/1/14 11:23 P



My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
You also could just work a few regular gummy snacks into your plan most days. Traditional gummy bears that are a little hard might be a good option because they last longer. They have about 9 calories each, so you could have a little handful for under 100 calories. If you look around, you can probably even find treat-sized packages with only about 7 bears.



 current weight: 132.0 
 
184
169
154
139
124
KASHII's Photo KASHII Posts: 1,598
1/1/14 9:00 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I like the dried fruit idea -- perhaps you can even make your own! If you don't have a dehydrator, maybe use your oven on the lowest setting, and can even crack the door open with a pot holder if needed. I used to puree grapes or apples, or other fruits/combinations, and then spread it on parchment paper and do a slow bake till it was like a fruit roll-up. Maybe you can just make fruit chunks, though, as well.

But, as noted, yes, these will be high in sugar calories - so you'd still want to watch amounts. But at least you're getting natural sugar, some nutrients, fiber, and no added chemicals or sweeteners :)



 current weight: 160.0 
 
186
174.5
163
151.5
140
NIRERIN Posts: 11,849
1/1/14 6:22 P

Send Private Message
Reply
agar agar or plain gelatin is the way to go. you just pick your flavoring [juice, tea] and mix up a batch of what is basically jello. reduce the amount of liquid you are using [or increase the amount of agar agar or gelatin] til you get the consistency you want. if you have soft chocolate or ice cube molds you can chill them in there to get a certain shape. this is what i always use when making jello shots. i've done everything from hibiscus tea and vodka to pomegranate juice in consistencies ranging from the jello jiggler ads to firmer than a swedish fish.

-google first. ask questions later.

MANDIETERRIER1's Photo MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,640
1/1/14 6:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
If you have a health food store. They may sell real fruit gummy candy. And fruit roll ups. Read the label to make sure

Made it to my maintenance weight of 125 pounds.

Even though I have reached goal. I still don't know everything about weight loss.

Please read my blog

erinwroteablogyall.blogspot.com/2014
/09/working-on-working-it-out.html


 current weight: 3.1  over
 
5
2.5
0
-2.5
-5
DIETITIANBECKY's Photo DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,573
1/1/14 3:14 P

SparkPeople Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sounds like you are in need of the chewy-gummy texture and sweet taste.
What about making a batch of Jello-Jigglers which are more chewy; but use a diet (sugar free) flavored gelatin. You may be able to use even a little less water in the recipe to bring about a more gummy texture. Experiment and see.

Just an idea
Becky
Your SP Registered Dietitian

MANDIETERRIER1's Photo MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,640
1/1/14 2:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
dried figs or dried fruit.

Since it is dried it may have the same amount of calories as the gummy candy and be high in carbohydrates. I think it would be more nutritious over all

Made it to my maintenance weight of 125 pounds.

Even though I have reached goal. I still don't know everything about weight loss.

Please read my blog

erinwroteablogyall.blogspot.com/2014
/09/working-on-working-it-out.html


 current weight: 3.1  over
 
5
2.5
0
-2.5
-5
SERIOUSLY22's Photo SERIOUSLY22 SparkPoints: (56,452)
Fitness Minutes: (46,225)
Posts: 66
1/1/14 2:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am having trouble finding a replacement for gummy snacks. My favorite treats are Swedish fish, gummy bears, fruit snacks, really anything gummy. I have tried to replace these with fruit or other sweet snacks. They don't satisfy the craving for gummy. I need help finding something healthy that has the texture I'm looking for. Any help would be appreciated.



 current weight: 162.4 
 
199
184.25
169.5
154.75
140
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Diet and Nutrition Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
Any solution to get rid of Acidity 6/7/2014 1:35:40 PM
When is it safe to have the cookie? 5/21/2014 5:12:28 PM
Increasing calories on Paleo 6/18/2014 8:12:53 PM
99 cent Kindle book "Death By Food Pyramid" 8/1/2014 11:00:35 AM
Calorie Cycling (Zig Zag) and BMR 7/14/2014 12:30:46 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=7&imparent=32738183

Review our Community Guidelines





Diet Resources: sunless tanning | tanning cream | fake tanning