Beating the sugar cravings

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Posted: 11 Jan 2012, 09:45
I am finding the sugar cravings hard to ignor at the moment day 4 of no fizzy drinks/sweets and im really feeling it.. I use them as my comfort when i am stressed as I dont drink alcohol or smoke! Any suggestions on how to beat my cravings for haribo and Dr Pepper Surprised) xx
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Posted: 11 Jan 2012, 09:59
That's a tough one, unfortunately it's just something you have to get used to. I actually allow myself diet coke one or two days a week (some people will say it's a no-no, but it's one of my few savory treats).

When I'm craving something sweet, I like Skinny Cow ice cream. Weight Watchers also has an ice cream. For chocolate, I like sugar free pudding. For me, it was really about avoiding the bad cravings, after I knew I could "trust" myself not to reach too far over my calorie limit, I introduced lower calorie treats. I now know that one pudding or ice cream means just that, one.

Good luck, it gets easier Smile

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Posted: 11 Jan 2012, 11:50
Well at least for general hunger/sweets, I find apples are great. They fill you up, are sweet, and are good for you.

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Posted: 11 Jan 2012, 11:53
I don't restrict myself from them entirely, just the quantities. Just had my 15 dark chocolate m&ms after lunch- about 50 calories. Eat them slowly, make them last, then transition to tea. We're all different and if sweets are a trigger food, you're best to stay away, but I find that my best strategy for managing my cravings is to indulge them a little each day.
- Natalie

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Posted: 11 Jan 2012, 16:50
Try sparkling water! The fizz is there with the sweet and there are so many flavors that are 0 calorie, 0 carb, and hit the spot.
"I choose to be on the positive side because negativity sucks the color from my world - and I like my rainbows." Me

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Posted: 12 Jan 2012, 10:01
I drink La Croix water. It is carbonated so I feel like I am getting a treat.

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Posted: 12 Jan 2012, 11:32
after awhile off sugar, you body/cravings will adjust. just like quitting smocking. eventually you body will forget about them.
mind did and i was pretty happy and feeling really good. sleeping well and not tired during the day. i "saved" myself for the holiday when i decided that i would enjoy the christmas cookies my two daughters and i made together. well. in hindsight, i shouldnt have. because i couldnt stop the cravings. i gained back the 3 pounds i had lost and was tired again. i am now in sugar "detox" again and it is not easy. i threw out all of the christmas cookies/candy. there is still a lot at work but i am ignoring it.
sugar addiction is REAL and i am living proof of it! next year i will have my girls over to make treats but they will be healthy and sugar free. anything other that that will not stay in our home! Smile
good luck to you. it will get better. and you will start to feel better. Smile

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