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10/9/12 2:38 P

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Haven't eaten Rolaids to stop cravings but have eaten 1 peppermint hard candy. The ones wrapped individually. the taste of mint really helps. emoticon emoticon

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10/9/12 1:11 P

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Been trying to control my cravings, roar! Makes it more difficult with halloween candy buckets everywhere at work and school. emoticon

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10/9/12 12:52 P

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I can't say I've ever eaten rolaids for a sugar craving... I did buy a bag of mini candy bars though. when the craving gets really bad, I allow myself one, and I eat it slowly. Now that I am exercising, and all of our family birthdays are over for a while (we had 5 parties in 3 weeks, all with cake and sweets etc), I feel stronger than the cravings.

Luckily, when I have already exercised, I can say no to the craving more often, because I don't want to damage the progress I've made. I just gotta keep on the workouts!

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it!

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10/6/12 3:56 P

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Anybody else eat Rolaids when in the grips of a sugar craving?

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9/30/12 7:06 P

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After reading many posts I was inspired. So many others trying to do the same thing. I know I am not alone in my struggle. Saw a large peanut butter cup candy bar sittimg on the counter. Told my husband to "get it out of here" I do not need to see it. If I see it, I want it. He removed it. I've been good the rest of the day. Yes, you are righ6t, we can do it. Today is the beginning of a new start. Thanks.

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9/30/12 3:22 P

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I can't stop myself when it comes to Cadbury chocolate, I'll eat an entire bar (you know, the oversized ones...I don't even know how many official servings are in those things). So today I took my stash to my best friend's house and she's promised to let me have an actual portion size piece once a week when I go over there. Embarrassing, yes, sort of. But I can't seem to limit myself so I'm going to see if help, well, helps!

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9/30/12 1:03 P

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Sergio,

I know what you mean it is hard , when you are addicted to sweets ...I have grown up with sweets all of my life cakes,pies. and homemade pound cake....My mom made them for sunday dinner dessert...So when you grow up like that it is very difficult to emoticon change habits that you have all your life...So i realize that it is a challenge...so i just take it one day at a time...and you should to....just know you are not alone with a sweet tooth ...that why we stick together....with the rest of the group for support...Good Luck. emoticon

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9/30/12 12:45 P

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Sounds like my life story. When I try to fight my urge to eat sweets I only overeat on everything else. I did break my addiction to sweets once and was feeling sooo confident. I made the mistake to start snacking on something sweet after dinner again and now I think about something sweet mainly chocolate every day. I need to get serious and stop making excuses. emoticon

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9/30/12 9:03 A

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Gm follow sparkies,

Well i cannot tell a lie ...I did not chop down my chocolate candy tree.

I simply try to cut down my intake , i did substitute 2 days for not eating sweets so that's a good start ...but i love dark chocolate.when i am shopping for the household ..my shopping cart goes right down the candy isle like my cart is drawing me their....do i get mad about it yes ...,but i am determine to beat this addiction...before i have to take drastic measure and and enter rehab. for chocolate program ....do they have something for that ...maybe i should start one when i kick the habit...lol.. emoticon emoticon


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9/30/12 5:50 A

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It is always a challenge with cravings. I am a registered dietitian and I always encourage my patients to eat a small amount of what they are craving (use it myself) otherwise we end up eating EVERYTHING but what we were craving.
If possible, tell your co worker that you are trying to avoid sweets as well as set a healthier tone for all your coworkers.

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9/30/12 2:11 A

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Well I have lost 24 lbs. so I am pleased but yesterday I just had to have a three muskateer bar. I have been craving it for a couple of weeks but now I had to have one. The craving was too strong. I had it after lunch. It tasted perfect! So satisfying after the extreme commitment I have been making to exercise and healthy eating. What's great is I had it but not part of a binge just a normal sometime treat!

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9/29/12 6:47 P

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When I have a sweets craving I try eating something healthier, but I find that I will keep picking at different things because I still haven't satisfied that craving and I still end up hungry. Does this happen to anyone else?

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9/29/12 5:51 P

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I have been trying to control my cravings all week; my co-worker was not helping at all bringing chips, and halloween treats at work. I grabbed a couple from the candy bowl, stared at them on my desk, and stuffed them in my purse. This morning I went to farmers market, and bought fruits (banana, pomegranate, and apples) to bring to work. emoticon

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9/28/12 2:05 P

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This is football season and before Spark, there was potato chips while watching the game. I find it really hard to control myself while the game is on.

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9/26/12 10:13 A

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i fought off a big chocolate craving last night!! it was all i could focus on. my husband asked if i was ok and it felt good to verbalize it "i am craving chocolate so bad, i am battling within myself. i am not hungry".

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9/25/12 10:49 P

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I have found sugar cravings well any craving is when I'm tired, so I try to get more sleep

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9/25/12 3:37 A

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TARAMESHALE89 I'm the same. If I eat sweets I won't eat anything else, I just keep eating chocolate and other junk. I lose my appetite for good nutritious food. Even if I don't gain loads of weight I get spotty and feel really lethargic all the time. That's why I'm better off breaking up with sweets for good.

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9/24/12 10:32 P

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I know that ice cream and cookies are my weak spot. Just a couple of weeks ago I had a half gallon of ice cream and I managed to eat the whole thing by myself in a couple of days. There was a time when I would sit down and eat a whole half gallon in practically one sitting, so I'm doing good. My thing is that when I eat sweets I don't eat anything else. I'll get control over this.



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9/24/12 9:41 A

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good for you!! i am trying to fight the weekend binge

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9/24/12 7:44 A

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9/23/12 5:19 P

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I noticed that I buy more junk when my grown boys come home to visit and invite their friends to hang out. I buy the junk they want, and that's when I'm tempted the most. I try to control my cravings by eating fruit and/or raw veggies first. Or, I'll drink water to see if that will satisfy my sweet tooth. If those diversions don't eliminate my craving, then I eat a small amount of the sweet treat and that keeps me from going on a binge.

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9/23/12 5:45 A

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SONITA34 just stop buying juice. If it's not in your home then you'll be much less tempted to have it. If you are buying juice while eating out switch to a vitamin water or just plain water to break the habit. Even have a piece of fruit instead of the juice. It's much better for you.

Homemade vegetable juices can be really good for you. They don't have all the sugar fruit juice has. See The Juicing Book www.juicingbook.com/vegetables for ideas and health benefits of juicing vegetables. Freshly juiced carrot juice is supposed to be very good at killing sugar cravings.

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9/22/12 9:59 P

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I still drink juice at least once /twice a week in spite of all the water I drink, need to let the habit go completely any ideas

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9/22/12 2:53 P

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HWILLIAMS if you want a sweet treat that's also healthy why not try making your own granola bars or baked oatmeal. SparkRecipes have loads of different ones to try. This helped me a lot in my first week or two when I was still craving sweets and wanted to replace them with a healthier option. You can sub sugar for Agave Nectar and other natural sweeteners.

Nuts are good to munch on instead of sweets if you are not big in to fruit. Or maybe carrot sticks dipped in hummus. They hit the spot for me.

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9/21/12 5:31 P

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My Thyroid is acting up again and I'm so hungry I could eat the doorknobs. Talk about control.

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4/23/12 10:19 P

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VICKI-B-56 posted this article articles.mercola.com/sites/ar
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in the Progress, Not Perfection team message boards.

I haven't fully read the article, but I will as there are some references to peer reviewed journals. Essentially, he is saying stay away from anything heavily processed or synthetic.

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4/23/12 5:41 P

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My thought is no, because sugar free items have chemical substitutes in them that have "zero calories" because they are made of chemicals that your body cannot break down. Your brain still has a similar reaction to artificial sweetners. You will not see your cravings reach manageable levels without avoiding artificial sweeteners.

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4/23/12 3:39 P

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So...sugar free is safe?

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4/23/12 3:16 P

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HI

I THOUGHT BANANAS WERE SUGAR FULL emoticon

WHAT I DO IS BUY SUGAR FREE ROOT BEER YUM

AND PUT SUGAR FREE ICE CREAM . THAT WOULD BE

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HWILLIAMS, I suggest you keep giving fruit a try.

I love mashing up a ripe banana with 1/2 c. of dry oats, 1 tbsp. of chia seeds, and a tbsp. of cocoa powder. I shape them into "cookies" and freeze them. They are delicious and very sweet.

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4/23/12 12:15 P

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I'm not big into fruit. Do you have any ideas on "safe" or "health" sweets I could try?

Holly

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It sounds like you have found ways to make changes so it looks like you were successful in week 1 of identifying areas for change.
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4/23/12 10:39 A

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My issue is when I am at work or alone! Especially riding in the car. I don't buy any sweets for my house. I actually eat clean the majority of my meals. I eat all of my meals in and bring my lunch everyday. I just have a weakness for scones and coffee on my way to work and frozen yogurt after lunch or on the weekends. I have tried leaving my debit card at home when I leave the house, which works, but didn't last very long! Any other helpful tips? I am not so much on fruit, granola, etc because it is still sugar that triggers me into going overboard. I can't have just one of anything!!

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After this past week I have learned quite a bit that has helped slow down my candy/sweet addiction. Instead of buying candy and leaving it around my apartment I have bought more nutritious snacks like fruits and granola. So far I have minimized the chocolate and candy outbursts.

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