Just a note of caution about using artificial sweeteners. They can be just as bad for you or even worse that real sugar. Did you know that aspertame turns to fermadahyde in the body?
Just saying, sometimes it is better to have just a small bite of the real thing than play around with chimicals...... But until you get to that point where you can stop at just one cookie or one bite of that cake or pudding, it may be best to forego it altogether or limit it to only one day a week so you don't feel deprived....
I'm a person who likes "crunch" with my chocolate (as in Snickers). Instead, I sometimes put a few almonds in the sugar free chocolate pudding and I feel more like I'm getting that "candy bar" experience.
current weight: 201.0
Fitness Minutes: (160) Posts: 4 12/19/12 10:58 A
Thanks everyone!! I have seen a nutritionist a few times, but I don't really "get" some of it!! I do eat sugar free pudding when I crave chocolate, and that helps!!! I've been trying some low carb recipes for sweet stuff too!
The sugar cravings are a common symptom of uncontrolled diabetes. The cravings get easier to deal with as that comes under control, so there IS hope! LOL
You can do this. It isn't particularly easy or fun at first, but the trackers here take a lot of the work out of it, since you can plan ahead... I even use the OTHER GOALS part for keeping track of MY homework--I'm retired (read "now disabled") and I'm studying the Korean language, so I track my lessons etc...
Keep posting, you'll learn a lot, and make some great friends!
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My husband was diagnosed with Type 2 this past year. He doesn't eat fast food much, but he does have a couple of slices of thin crust pizza sometimes. He also loves to have a low carb yogurt for dessert. Sometimes, he'll have a sugar-free Jello or Hunt's pudding.
I agree that seeing a Diabetic Counselor/Nutritionist would be a smart thing to do. They may have good suggestions for things you could eat that would satisfy the cravings and still be healthy.
There is a lot to learn and we are here for you. You did the right thing to use the message boards the more you talk to others the more you will learn from those of us who deal with it every day. Take cared, stay with your tracker and try to learn --that is the key. HUGS Pat in Maine.
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Welcome to the group! Salt and sugar are devils to give up. They are addicting just like drugs are. So, it is a difficult thing to give up! BUT, that said, it is possible!
Have you seen a Certified Diabetic Educator? If not, that's the first place I'd start, because with an understanding of how to take care of yourself properly, including proper nutrition, it is a little easier to make that commitment to take care of yourself.
Proper nutrition is essential. -- including knowing portion sizes. THAT is essential -- as essential as the food itself! Even too much healthy food isn't good for us.
Glad you joined us. I'm sure you'll get lots of responses and it's good to ask questions.
current weight: 100.0
Fitness Minutes: (160) Posts: 4 12/18/12 5:20 P
I just wanted to stop by and say hello! I'm a 26 yr old single mom and student. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last February. I've been having a really hard time dealing with this! I used to be able to eat what I wanted and stay the same weight, everything is so different now!! My problem is food cravings, I have a hard time saying no to ice cream, candy, and fast food. I'm happy to join sparkpeople, and am hoping to lose the weight and start living healthier!! (:
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