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Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 12:44
I WANT TO CHEAT SOOOOOO BAD! IM ON THE FIRST DAY OF MY SECOND WEEK AND LAST NIGHT I ALMOST CHEATED , BUT I CONTROLLED MY CRAVING. Unfortunately, i am stll craving it! i thought i was over it then opened up the newspaper and saw a freaking picture of what i was craving ( WAFFLES WITH BUTTER AND SYRUP) HEEELLPPP! is there any alternative?????????????Confused Question Embarassed

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Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 12:48
...to waffles with butter and syrup? Good question.

When I quit smoking many, many years ago, I was able to beat the cravings by a) substituting something that was not harmful (like chewing gum) and b) by taking pride in the progress I had made and not wanting to lose all that by doing something dumb, and c) If I did fall off I checked it quickly and realized that it was not worth it...

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Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 12:58
I've found some of the diet syrups are pretty good. I had waffles and syrup a few days ago because of such a craving. You know... the cravings that, no matter what you do, won't go away. I used Hungary Jack Sugar-Free syrup and was sure to take my White Bean Extract 20 minutes before eating. Then I took my Raspberry Ketones with my meal and found that I actually lost a pound when I weighed myself the following morning. I'm not encouraging cheating but sometimes you can't help yourself. Try the supplements I mentioned earlier. They really help.

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Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 13:20
I've been using blueberry or strawberry balsamic vinegar on waffles with fruit and cottage cheese.

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Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 14:35
Congrat's on hanging in there! Cravings "should" subside fairly early in Induction, for the most part. Of course, we'll all have the occasional craving from time to time, even well along in the journey, but they should be manageable. And, yes, there are some nice alternatives for pancakes/waffles later on in the journey! But for now, if you're getting your foundation veggies in, there really isn't a whole lot of extra room to play with and still make the 20 net carb target.

For now, take a look back at your daily foods. Sometimes a craving is just the body's way of telling you you're not eating enough. That can happen if your calories are too low and/or you're missing your 12-15 net carbs of veggies. Also....some folks are more sensitive to artificial sweeteners, including the sugar alcohols in such products like the Atkins bars. In those cases, it can seem to set you up for wanting ANYTHING sweet! That's why Induction limits your sweeteners to 3 packets (or their equivalent).

Good luck....you've got a solid week already gone by, so things should begin to come a bit easier for you.


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Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 14:39
I've found that cravings are my body's way of telling me I'm not getting enough fat. Do not be afraid of eating lots of fat on Atkins - especially during Induction. Good luck!

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Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 14:41
Sometimes having a little of what you are craving is okay, but for me I know that I'm risking having a lot instead of a little. So, I try to keep things that maybe aren't super healthy but are lower calorie and will take the craving away. Like if I want chocolate I'll have a Fiber One Brownie or chocolate pudding instead of chocolate bar or making cookies or something, or eating cereal if I'm wanting something sugary. Or just trying to eat fruit and keep my sweet tooth satisfied with that. Also, I'm a waffle eater too, so I've started keeping frozen whole grain ones and have one with either a little syrup, jelly, fruit or peanut butter and having some turkey sausage or bacon and/or egg whites with it and makes a great breakfast or even lunch with the added protein. I hope you find a good solution!
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Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 22:32
Having what you like is okay as long as its in moderation and it fits into your macro. I for one have weakness for ice cream. I found skinny cow ice cream and have one each night so I don't go crazy. When I over do it I just push more in the gym, extend my walks or go for a bike ride. One night I was dying for pizza do I walked 8.5 miles from work in a suit at 85 degrees.. it all based on your motivation and the desire to accomplish your goal.

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Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 02:58
Congrats for fighting your cravings. It's natural to have cravings, and cheating sometimes is not bad. Beside you can always find an alternative to what you have craving for. If there's no alternative and no choice, eat what you want but of course know your portion.

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Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 04:02
cheatmeal once a week . And if you have still cravings ...
you can : go for jogging / see your girl/boyfriend ,
or just do something that makes you be happy ,
you can also eat a protein bar , cottage cheese , or peanut butter .

My favorite thing when I am on diet is ... Cheating !!!!


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Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 04:15
I suppose you are on the Atkins, not sure what stage and dont know what your personal goals are...

It takes your body at least 2 weeks and sometimes months to get into ketogenesis. Cheating especially on high carb, high sugar foods will put you right back...

There are loads of low carb recipes on youtube, fatsecret etc that will satisfy your sweet tooth. i especially like the cheese cake recipewhich is ok in OWL.

I believe the book also advises upping your salt intake (dont quote me on this)to help manage cravings. All the best

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Posted: 23 Aug 2012, 04:47
When you do keto it's good to have one day in the week ( ex.sunday) to eat some food with high carbs because of the catabolise during the week.
It helps to increase your metabolism .

My favorite thing when I am on diet is ... Cheating !!!!


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Posted: 23 Aug 2012, 05:38
Good for you for sticking it out!
If you truly are going to change the way you eat (this isn't a diet - it is a change) then you really want to stick with the Induction phase the right way. The cravings for Wafffles or any other high carb foods should go away within those first first two weeks. I wouldn't even want a waffle & syrup at this point. It would make me feel just awful. (Beer, on the other hand, is a different story). Stick it out for the two weeks (I did it for 12 weeks) and you will be glad you did.
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Posted: 23 Aug 2012, 13:45
THANK YALL SO MUCH , YOU HAVE BEEN a huge helP!!!!! Smile

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Posted: 25 Aug 2012, 02:10
Good luck !!!

My favorite thing when I am on diet is ... Cheating !!!!


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Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 10:17
Hey, I used to be on atkins and you know what I found? If I ate steak and eggs, I no longer wanted X (bad) food. When you're full, you don't want anything, even the bad things.

Have you tried the one minute muffins yet? OK so they aren't waffles but it helps the "bread" needing part. They're made with flaxseed meal not flour so it's OK to have them, even in induction I believe.

if it wasn't for the fake sugars I'd still be in atkins. Life is too boring when only eating savory. Anyway that's my story but I did lose quite a bit of weight on atkins so please stick to it! Smile For MOST people who stay on atkins, the cravings do subside to the point where you will no longer care about the waffle and syrup. Don't worry, you'll get there. Smile

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Posted: 02 Sep 2012, 12:07
I agree with cnith2. Beef and eggs are both satisfying foods that can keep you from being hungry until your next meal.

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Posted: 02 Sep 2012, 16:11
You can make flax seed pancakes and in place of the syrup mix butter with a drop of ez-sweetz and a little vanilla - u won't miss the syrup. It's delish!!!

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Posted: 02 Sep 2012, 16:19
really that is why I don't use fad diets. I eat any and all healthy food probably 90% of the time. Occasionally I eat something less healthy like a small serving of french fries. I eat it if I want it but just eat much less. That way there isn't any craving, you want dessert, you eat dessert, you just make sure it's a healthy option or just a small amount. Really are you never going to have another waffle in your whole lifetime? Unless that is the case you just need to learn to control the portion you eat and how often you eat it. Otherwise I think that is just giving food more power over me than it deserves.

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