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How to Stop Sugar Cravings

Pull Your Sweet Tooth with These Tips



3/13/2013 9:30:19 PM

Tomorrow is day one of my journey without sugar
I know I can do this every thing is out of the house
now all I need is someone to do the food shopping for the next few weeks or years
that is the hard part I can go for weeks and be good and than I always break at the store I'll say it's for the kids but....really it's not I just found this support page so wish me luck thanks


3/1/2013 8:45:02 PM

MAMACHAE74's SparkPage
I don't think that the quiz outcome for me is indicative of how I am. I avoid sweets at the office. I crave sweets around that time of the month and maybe once or twice a week. What I have started doing is eating fruit, snap peas and broccoli instead. The little bit of sweetness in these items seem to be enough to satisfy my cravings, however Friday nights seem to be the hardest for me to get through without eating sweets. I used to have froyo every Friday night with my daughter, and I broke that habit a month ago, but I still have cravings for the stuff something terrible. This is going to be difficult, but I want to kick the habit because I don't like the idea of being addicted to something that is not healthy for me. Thank you to everyone who commented because the comments were helpful to me. Let's kick sugar's bootay y'all:)


2/26/2013 9:57:47 PM

I eat 1/4 cup of trail mix with large dried fruit mixed in. By the time I'm finished chewing part of the fruit I usually am full and don't want anything else. I use mental tricks too. I have a picture of me at my heaviest that I can't stand, I mentally think of this picture when I think I want to snack. That's usually enough to stop me cold turkey.

After making rules and sticking with them I no longer have cravings, but this took me several weeks and the first few days were murder. I promise, give it a few weeks and your consistency will pay off.


1/11/2013 1:18:02 PM

Idont eat salt so i dont have that issue. My problem was with suger i eat yogart or popcorn i try to look for something that is sweet thats healthy if those dont work an that does it for me. Ihave found sense i have been tracking an counting caories i am doing very good on my diet an i dont crave sweets has much as i did before. that was my issue in the past craving the sweets.


12/6/2012 4:45:53 PM

I am going to keep a stash of Jolly Rancher hard candies handy. Each piece is about 23 calories and they take a while to dissolve. I hope this helps.


10/10/2012 3:39:50 PM

MELAYAHM - Thank you for that encouragement. If I give this time it will subside!


10/10/2012 3:38:03 PM

It is so hard. I also live with someone who is a terrible sweets addict - Ben & Jerry's is his favorite. Ugh! Frustrating but I know I can do it. Thanks for the suggestion of a $1 for every day I am able to resist. I am sick of my clothes not fitting and the ugly muffin top.


10/4/2012 12:42:29 AM

I was sugar free for 10 years many years ago. Lately prunes or popcorn are doing it for me.


9/18/2012 1:09:54 AM

These are some good suggestions-- some i knew before but sure did need the reminder.

Pepermint Tea for me!


8/23/2012 6:48:58 PM

Interesting that dried fruit is on the substitute for sugary snacks list. I thought it was one of the high sugar offenders.


7/22/2012 3:30:00 AM

MELAYAHM's SparkPage
Well, I never, ever thought it would happen, but after weeks and weeks of brute will power, plus staying strong only when I'm out food shopping and not buying sweets, biscuits etc, the craving has diminished drastically! I still have a yogurt at lunch time, which I know has a ton of sugar in it, and I still have some sort of desert at dinner time, and after those, the craving raises its ugly head a while, but now it seems to know it's not going to get fed and subsides quickly. Another thing that's helped,, (although it's not really healthy!) is playing computer games in the evening, when the craving usually gets to its worst. Having my hands, eyes and mind occupied means that I get to bed time and realise I haven't nibbled anything!


6/19/2012 10:41:42 AM

So, Im going to go out on a limb and guess that the consumption of cookies and donuts is not the approriate way to stop the sugar cravings. I guess I have been living in some kind of fantasy world. Off to read the articile I go...


6/13/2012 12:02:12 PM

If I do have a sugar craving, I have to sometimes just give into it.


5/23/2012 9:04:53 PM

One month ago I gave up artificial sweeteners (diet soda, sugar-free coffee syrups... really sugar-free anything) and I also started watching my sodium and stopped salting my food, period. I couldn't say which one is responsible, but my sweet cravings went away almost immediately. In one month, to the date today, I have gone from being a 350lb woman with a serious, serious sugar problem to a 327lb woman with cautious optimism and the ability to, for the first time in her adult life (I'm 31), say "nope I'm actual not in the mood". Literally even thinking about desserts doesn't do anything for me. The smell of sweets doesn't make my mouth water. I even made myself stare at that picture of a piece of dense cake, and I could see myself pushing it away. It has NEVER been this easy. It's gotta be cutting out one or both of those two from my diet!


4/27/2012 9:16:41 AM

Wow, refined sugar is everywhere! It really takes an effort to "hunt" down the "good" nutritious foods anymore.

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