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ELPELOS's Photo ELPELOS Posts: 991
12/31/17 1:46 P

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I don't like sweets.



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12/28/17 2:01 P

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I the more I stay away from anything processed, the less I get strong cravings for sweets. My latest epiphany was switching from regular peanut butter to all natural (peanuts only ingredient) PB. Previously, it was easy for me to eat at least 4 tbsp in one shot and crave more...now I am more than satisfied with the normal serving 2 tbsp on an apple. There is a reason sugar/high fructose sugar are used in almost all processed food...it makes us crave more.

Training my taste buds to appreciate the natural sugar in fruit was the best way to deal with my cravings.

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12/28/17 1:19 P

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eat them in MODERATION



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12/28/17 11:25 A

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Sometimes I eat a piece of fruit - emoticon , sometimes I have some water - emoticon



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12/15/17 12:48 A

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do not purchase

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12/15/17 12:07 A

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I walk away, it's difficult

Make it happen- just one step at a time!


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12/14/17 3:29 P

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Sparingly.




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12/14/17 2:01 P

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i dont like sweets



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12/14/17 12:55 A

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not purchasing any

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12/13/17 1:10 P

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They are a huge trigger for me so I avoid them until I have carefully planned to have a sweet treat. When I do I have it I savor every bite. After that it's back to avoidance.



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12/13/17 8:38 A

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12/13/17 12:48 A

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stay away

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12/12/17 5:11 P

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sometimes I eat them in moderation



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12/12/17 3:49 P

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I try to have something that replaces it but healthier, fruit, hot tea, hot cocoa, something sweet but better then donuts or chips which I usually crave.

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12/12/17 3:03 P

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I have a piece of fruit with peanut butter, cheese, or plain yogurt.
A pot of tea spiced with vanilla, or cinnamon also helps ( the sweet smell makes it feel like a treat).

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12/12/17 2:17 A

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I don't have baked goods in the house unless I have people coming over. I do have a bag of dark chocolate chips in the freezer, because they don't tempt me the way that cakes and cookies do. I have have a couple of tablespoons of them and walk away. Most of my sugar comes from fruit, and the very occasional gin and tonic.

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If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin

Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. ~~Marilyn Wann


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12/12/17 12:50 A

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try to stay away

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12/11/17 5:04 P

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In moderation...

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12/11/17 12:50 A

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I have had none for 3 days. Can't stop once I start. emoticon emoticon

Make it happen- just one step at a time!


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12/11/17 12:06 A

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Only have a small amount...sometimes, not everyday.



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12/10/17 1:08 A

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stick to a chocolate cookie a day

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12/10/17 12:38 A

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unfortunately, TODAY I ate them!



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12/9/17 6:51 P

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I'm on my second round of Whole30. No sugar or artificial sweeteners!

When I want something sweet, a mashed banana with chopped walnuts works. If I want something sweeter I'll eat a coconut pie Lara bar (they are Whole30 compliant, and taste really sweet).

The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
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12/9/17 6:11 P

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eat



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12/9/17 6:03 P

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I eat them. Therefore, the house is cleared of the sugar demons! emoticon

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12/1/17 5:36 P

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I try really hard to avoid buying premade ones. I found a recipe on sparkrecipes for a single serving brownie that has become my go-to when I need a fix.

Consistency is key. But moderation is up there.


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11/22/17 6:58 P

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don't buy them

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11/22/17 1:17 A

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I either eat them all or avoid completely



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11/22/17 1:04 A

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I personally find that complete avoidance of artificial sweeteners and white (added) sugar is the way to go. Why? I follow the science. The science clearly points out that sugar is toxic to multiple, if not all the organs in ones body.

1) It can overload your liver due to its fructose content.
2) It can cause insulin resistance, which can be the beginning of a slippery slope into full-blown diabetes.
3) It can cause Cancer. Many cancer cases are the direct result of high sugar consumption. Cancer cells feed off of added sugars.
4) Excess sugar can cause Alzheimer's. In early Alzheimer's, excess sugar in the blood damages a protective enzyme called macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF).
5) It can lead to obesity and is highly addictive. Consumption of added sugar overloads the brain with dopamine and makes you crave more, which can lead to a careless lifestyle and obesity.
AND MORE!



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11/20/17 11:27 A

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I read a piece this morning that said sugar and opiods light up the same pleasure center in the brain. I tell myself sugar is poison.

That being said, I still have baked goods once in a while. emoticon

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read the INGREDIENTS!

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11/19/17 10:52 P

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Trying not to buy them and stock them in my home

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11/17/17 1:50 A

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So an absolute avoidance is the only way for me.



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11/17/17 1:50 A

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One I take a piece, I want the rest plus some more.



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11/16/17 10:57 P

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Not buying them doesn't work in my living situation...my partner is blessed with the metabolism and boosts it with enough exercise that sweets are not a problem in his calorie balance. Just mine. Most of the treats live in what I affectionately call the "Carb Cupboard". I've learned it is a danger zone for me...LOL

It helps me most to "plan ahead". What will I choose tonight instead of chocolate? (Ah yes, a bowl of frozen blueberries sounds Great!!) And sometimes, it comes down to telling my Inner Child a firm "NO"... or maybe "Later".
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11/14/17 11:37 P

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Avoid them. Once I start, usually I can't stop

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I fall to temptation as often as not



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11/13/17 7:56 P

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It has taken time but I no longer bake and no longer buy sugar or sweets.

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I just don't buy them.

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Sugar free gum helps a lot.

Drinking tea works too emoticon

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Obviously, eating too many donuts, candy bars, cookies, etc isn't good but putting something completely off limits isn't necessarily good either. Allowing a sweet treat once in awhile can be okay if you track it and it falls within your daily calorie range.

I honestly think tracking a treat can be eye opening. My calorie range is fairly generous due to my exercise amount. But eating a donut at around 300 calories or a Reese's Peanut Butter cup at 200+ calories that are gone in a few bites just aren't satisfying. Plus, I'll be hungry because I didn't eat something satisfying.

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This is a terrible challenge for me, particularly around 9 PM when I am relaxed. That is when the cravings strike most savagely. I am resolving this evening to greet them with a cup of hot green tea. (A problem for me is that I live catty-corner to a 7-Eleven. It is very hard for me knowing it's open and available, 24-7.)



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Sweets are the downfall of many of us. How do you deal with the compulsion for sweets when they hit? Do you ignore them" Find something else to do? Give in to them? Call a friend? Go for a walk? So what is your go to defence?
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