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4/23/18 10:38 P

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Wish I can eat less sweets

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4/23/18 3:14 P

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Nightstar, yes, I have diabetes diagnosed in 2005. What my question is, how can I get to eating the way I did when I was younger since I didn't crave sweets all the time. Yes, we were a meat and potatoes family and I did have sweets some, but they weren't craved like they are now. I would rather eat an orange than a candy bar back then. Even when I was working and the nut/candy man came around I would get some candy, eat it, and not crave more all the time. It was just in the year or so before I was diagnosed that I had to have the sweets all the time.

Barbara, thank you for your insight. I am fighting it. I am starting to want salads more and actually getting along okay with them and not fighting the IBS unless I eat too much of it at a time. I just thought maybe if I could get back to eating the way I used to, without the bad cravings, that I could get everything back under control. I wouldn't be wanting to finish all my meals with sweets because I didn't back then.



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4/23/18 8:10 A

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I have always craved sugar more sweets than anything else do not much care for bread etc

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4/23/18 5:53 A

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Many things i play here. When you eat things w/processed sugar, the blood sugar takes a surge, and then plummets just as rapidly. When the blood sugar plummets, then our body signals to eat. And the whole cycle starts again.

Sugar is addictive. The more you eat the more you crave. I am not just talking table sugar, I'm talking about foods with added sugar as well, white potatoes/rice, white bread, processed foods. All have simple carbs which the body metabolizes quickly (and that's what makes the blood sugar rise and fall quickly).

I was diagnosed w/type 2 in 2010. It was a gradual process, but I made sure I ate very low carb, enough protein to meet my body's needs and healthy fats (things like avocado, olive oil).

But the cravings for sugar stopped. It takes time.

And BTW, usually salt and sugar addiction go hand in hand. If we eat sugar, we usually crave salt. And vice versa.

Then to top it off, if you're taking insulin to control your blood sugar, that also makes us gain weight.

There is no magic way to give these things up. It takes hard work. It's not easy for sure!

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4/23/18 1:15 A

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I did not get it. Are you diabetic or not?
I am diabetic type 2. I take Insulin Lantus Solo Star up to 600 units daily dose. Sugar can drop down to 40. When sugar is low usually we have to take a mill. So, appetite is high, and getting higher then more we eat.
I got my hypothesis, and I started to try to get some insulin before I take fiorst bite. It worked. I do not eat more then I need to get sugar up. It is pretty opposite what we usually were told to do. But this is mine theory. Probably it does not work for others.

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4/22/18 9:39 P

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This will probably really sound dumb, but does anyone know how a person can get back to an old way of eating? Maybe hypnosis or something? I know that most people came here to change eating habits and that is really what I want to do, now. But I got to thinking about it and I didn't used to eat a bunch of sweets all the time. In fact, sweets were pushed at me. My sweets were malts and otherwise I could take it or leave it. I might not have liked veggies, but was more a meat and potatoes type and liked salads. Now I am always wanting something sweet. I don't know if that is a result of diabetes or what. I just think that if I got back to eating more like when I was younger it would help. I was skinny when younger and only got over around 145 after I got to be near 40.



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