NavymomT's Journal, 22 March 2017

Ok guys, I need help and advise....

Back when i was taking the antibiotics for my tooth, i started craving sweets bad. All of that was taken care of but I still have the craving for sweets and have given in on several occasions, especially when my nerves get on edge. I have tried all ways to curb the cravings by turning to almonds, celery and cauliflower. But I still cant get rid of the craving....Please help. I have gained several pounds and inches back and dont have time this semester to get to the gym much at all. Could you guys please give me some advise that can help???? PLEASE.

Diet Calendar Entry for 22 March 2017:
1128 kcal Fat: 86.98g | Prot: 50.77g | Carb: 59.54g.   Breakfast: Mission Mexico Hass Avocado, Daisy 4% Small Curd Cottage Cheese. Lunch: Laura Lynn Low Moisture Part Skim String Cheese, Boar's Head EverRoast Oven Roasted Chicken Breast. Dinner: Mission Mexico Hass Avocado. Snacks/Other: Cauliflower, Celery. more...
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NM, don't know if this will help...for sure I still have a "sweet tooth", some things I can control portion size and subsequently calorie intake easily...other things not so much, we try not to have those kind of things (sounds like Ben & Jerry's) in the house very often...if at all. I'm sure some of our other buddies have better advice for you too. Take care and have a great week!! 
22 Mar 17 by member: Steven Lloyd
I am not sure if this will work for everyone and it may sound weird but here is what I do. I fast for a day. When the fast is through, my sweet craving is dead. EVERYTHING tastes great after a fast so I get an impressive sense of satisfaction from foods that would have otherwise left me uninspired. The downside is that while this helps my sweet craving, it wreaks havoc on any workout inclinations. When sugar plums start dancing in my head, fasting acts as a quick reset for me. Best of luck! 
22 Mar 17 by member: Officially39
Ya.... I would like to hear of some good ideas too! 
22 Mar 17 by member: glen
I was craving sweets yesterday. Ended up eating 3 of my husbands snack size Snicker bars. Logged them. Still craving so I made a flax bread but added some Torani syrup and it filled me up. I think the flax fiber does that. Good luck. 
22 Mar 17 by member: dboza
To me, the craving lessens when I'm satisfied. So grab some cottage cheese or your protein/fat of choice. It won't satisfy the specific craving but you will be full and that should mitigate the feeling. 
22 Mar 17 by member: Draglist
Thanks for the suggestions, but even when I am full, I have the cravings. I dont know if it is more a nervous desire since right now my nerves are on edge or if I really am craving sweets. I am going to try the fast since I havent been able to work out at the gym in a bit. 
22 Mar 17 by member: NavymomT
I like cottage cheese with a little stevia and cinnamon, and a couple of crushed almonds. Takes the edge of the sweet tooth and fills you up! Give it a shot. 
22 Mar 17 by member: AZSouthsideGirl
I have ate the last two avocados that I had and will start my fast in the morning. Maybe that will give my body a "restart" and my cravings will quit. 
22 Mar 17 by member: NavymomT
The more we feed the beast - the longer it stays around. Sometimes I brush my teeth, drink down a very large glass of water, make a protein shake that seems like a sweet - anything to distract myself until it passes 
22 Mar 17 by member: HCB
try larabars! they are naturally sweet, and might satisfy your craving! 
22 Mar 17 by member: Asarver
I agree with HCB - if you feed the beast it hangs around. If in doubt, go with fewer carbs, and If in doubt, go with more fat. 
23 Mar 17 by member: FrankieBluEyes
Atkins always said to eat macadamias if you're craving sweets. What I think might be going on with you is that the antibiotics have caused extra yeast growth and yeasts love sugar. Don't feed them! If you haven't already, start taking a probiotic to overcome those little b*stards. The fast will probably help, too - but you may find it is more of a struggle.  
23 Mar 17 by member: trackin64
Very good advice here. Don't forget "who" is in charge. 😍 
23 Mar 17 by member: Sarah1950
You are the master of your own domain! It helps me to think what I want most: a) that cookie after which I will want another one and another one or b) to look good and feel confident which will happen if I pass on cookies :P 
23 Mar 17 by member: Nastasia1993
I did total abstinence from sugar but after a few weeks its gets hard. I now eat two apples a day. One after lunch and dinner. Its just enough to curb the sugar cravings i may get and under the level of sugar for my body type not to stored as fat. you can find what works for you. I also get frozen yogurt once a week on a workout day after my dinner. 
23 Mar 17 by member: Jodawg
I may not have succeeded in fasting today but I am not craving the sweets so much today. I have only ate 4oz of cottage cheese for breakfast, 3oz boars head chicken breast, 2 sticks string cheese and now am eating my snack of 3oz cauliflower. So far so good as for the sweets. I also have a container of Altoids at my desk so if it gets too bad, I will just have a couple of them. They seem to help. 
23 Mar 17 by member: NavymomT
Good for you!!! Sweets are my biggest challenge also, my boss always has jelly bellys in his fav... 
23 Mar 17 by member: gokona
I don't crave sweets often but when I do I often find a sweet protein shake hits the spot. I hate drinking them really as they're processed and full of unnatural sweeteners. I try to eat natural if I can, but if I'm really craving sweet food, they work and don't damage my diet.  
23 Mar 17 by member: Doobrie
I keep grapes frozen in the freezer for such times...a few seem to take off the edge and the damage isn't terribly off program. 
23 Mar 17 by member: 2227Gwen
My boss, a nutritionist, would probably say that the antibiotics kill the good gut flora (along with infections) which may be why you've experienced cravings. Get some good probiotics as soon as possible (not Holland & Barratt, which are rubbish - good ones) and dose yourself up. Good luck on this.  
24 Mar 17 by member: MaisieP


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