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How to Stop Sugar Cravings
Pull Your Sweet Tooth with These Tips
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I am trying to manage my cravings but it is not easy.
I can go months without sweets, but one little taste brings it all back. It's a lifelong problem, but one that can be managed.
You might control the cravings even for months at a time, but, like any other addiction, they are still within you, and can pop out when circumstances change......
The cravings do go away.
Sweets are something that I struggle with. I eat them to fill the emptiness inside and am glad to take this challenge.
I crave sweets, but I am learning how to cope and overcome. good article
For just today, my sugar craving seem to have left
Give yourself a pat on the back for making positive lifestyle changes.
again, all in moderation
Cravings do pass as long as you don't give in to them.
Fruit juice has as much sugar as candy, don't think that's a great suggestion.
sugar is my enemy, I need help...I dpon't buy it my husband buys sweets on a daily basis and I eat them. I tell myself its just to get rid of them. the more i eat the more he buys. he is no help when it comes to me losing weight.
This is exactly what I need! A few months ago on a whim I stopped eating processed sugar and the detox period was agonizing. It felt like I as sick. I was shaky, tired, I had a headache, and I was literally debating myself trying to convince myself to just have one bite of sugar. However, once a few days passed I felt great/amazing/awesome. I stopped the challenge, but I can't even remember why,and I haven't felt as good since.Time to detox again, I am excited :)
Cookies, cakes, etc all have high carbs. I use fruit with low fat whipped cream (about 1-2 tbsp. (not Cool Whip) Watch the fruits some contain more sugar than others, bananas are off limits for me- sends BS high. I like dark Chocolate the darker the better, I try not to use artificial sweeteners of any kind this only wants me to have more sugar and increases my appitite. I like ice tea with just fresh lemon or water and lemon. I recently discovered Trop 50 yellow lemonade and use a small amount of this for flavoring.
You need to cut out all cookies, cakes, donuts and all that stuff. Once you've done it for two weeks, you can do it for years! I have not had a cookie for at least 4 years. My substitute?? Fruit, but low glycemic that won't raise your blood sugar. For example, most of the time, I eat an apple or blueberries. When I attend a function I make a pudding pie with sugar free, fat free pudding, using skim milk. I use a reduced fat graham cracker crust that doesn't have too many sugars. Bottom layer, 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese, a little bit of splenda and a few tablespoons of milk - blend together then add about 1/2 cup lite cool whip to the cream cheese. Next layer - mix 2 cups milk with 2 small packages of sugar free fat free pudding, mix until thick and spread on cream cheese layer. Last layer, lite cool whip on top. Then I add just a few sprinkles. The funny thing is everyone loves it. Again, you are using stuff that has spenda and that kind of thing, but it is a treat I make when I go out somewhere. Absolutely no cookies, cake, donuts, etc.
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