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Chocolate and the ever lasting temptation!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Willie Wonka made the ever lasting gobstoppers. Why couldn't he make the the ever lasting carb free, sugar free, calorie free chocolate. Chocolate is so tempting to me.

The doctor called about a month ago and said my A1C has crept back up and I need to reduce my carbs/sugar intake. I want to. I really want to. But clearly not enough. When tempted with sweets/carbs, I fold.

So I have decided to take it "one day at a time". Yesterday, that was my goal. While quilting, there were doughy, cinnamon, sugar treats. I looked but didn't take ANY! There was also fruit and I did take one pineapple spear but I think that type of sugar is ok. So I had success. I also brought home from school two "World Famous Chocolate bars". I gave them to Doug and Jacob. They offered me some and I said NO!

Today, I will try to continue with this daily goal!

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    My forever stand by is heavy whipping cream, cocoa powder, and some type of artificial sweetener. it makes a heavenly chocolate mousse which rivals anything else dessert like that might be on the table. I make it a serving at a time, and it does NOT raise my blood sugar. Pineapple actually is pretty high in sugar. Strawberries or blueberries would be a much better bet!
    503 days ago
    I too have trouble with chocolate cravings and overdo it. This week I did not buy any chocolate. I do not buy any sweets that much either. Good job on saying no! emoticon
    530 days ago
    We sometimes do what PHEBESS does; plain nonfat Greek yogurt, some cocoa powder, some Stevia, and we also add a some vanilla.

    Good job! You are so right; take things one day at a time. Also, the suggestion of protein at each meal and checking mineral levels is a good suggestion, too.

    We are here for you!
    564 days ago
    Eat protein. Protein deficiency contributes to sugar cravings when the body searches for an energy source. Add protein to every meal so the body has fuel to access/maintain a steady blood sugar level. It prevents the spikes and crashes.

    Check your mineral levels. Magnesium regulates glucose, insulin, and the neurotransmitter dopamine. If you have a deficiency, it will show itself in the form of intense sugar cravings, ESPECIALLY for chocolate. Zinc is also another mineral needed for insulin and glucose, so a deficiency in zinc can also give you sugar cravings.

    You can eat 'sweet' veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, podded peas, beets and sweet bell peppers for quick bursts of energy when you need a pick me up, AND, you can season with sweet spices like coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and cardamom for working wonders to reduce the cravings.

    Sugar stimulates the brain to release serotonin, which calms and relaxes us, but, by following the few steps above, you can reduce or altogether eliminate the unhealthy cravings yet still get the "good feel" we all need for functioning with less anxiety. ::hugs::
    565 days ago
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    I totally understand your sweet tooth. Takes a lot of will power/discipline to refuse sweets and especially chocolate. But the more you are without it, I find the less you crave it.... how bout some sugar free jello with spray whipped cream? :)
    565 days ago
    Good job!

    And when you absolutely need to have a chocolate something, you can find less high sugar/high carb/high calorie ways to do it. One of my faves is to take a small bowl of nonfat Greek yogurt, and add in some cocoa powder and some artificial sweetener (like stevia). Mix it all up, maybe add a few chopped nuts if you like. It's like brownie yogurt!
    565 days ago
    Good job
    565 days ago
    Good job !
    565 days ago
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