I can't use fruit any more except small amounts of berries. It drives up my blood sugar up almost as much as straight candy. Most fruit is bred for very high sugar levels nowadays. Just look at the ads in seed catalogs. Birgit
I'm with you @HOUND, gradually shift the tastebuds.
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What helped me is to go to gradually darker and darker chocolate. I now enjoy 85% dark chocolate, which has very little sugar. The other option is to get 100% Ghirardelli chocolate and melt and add some Xylitol or other sugar-free sweetener (and if you like some nuts or coconut). Birgit
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I'm 45 years old with an 8 yr. old daughter whose sweet tooth is almost as bad as mine. I'm a closet eater to boot. I sneak what I can when no one is looking. My worst time of day is the afternoon. I start with lunch and don't seem to stop. I've been trying to replace the sweet with peanut butter or fruit this week and I did ok even though I'm still going over my calorie range. At least I did ok until today. Now I have the Halloween excuse that I had to have candy to pass out. At least I did buy stuff I really don't like. Hopefully it goes fast.
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