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How to Stop Sugar Cravings

Pull Your Sweet Tooth with These Tips

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  • PLCHAPPELL
    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
  • BILLTHOMSON
    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.
  • LDRAG07444
    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.
  • SOXGAL33
    Sugar tends to leave me crampy and irritable...but I continue to crave it. If I can get to three days without it, I note I am happier and less bloated. So why the pull? Grr.

    Today my distraction was a large unsweetened iced tea with lemon. It's working...so is reading these great posts!

    Thanks!
  • OOps, I forgot to add this to my previous comment.

    Fruit contains sugar, so it really isn't an appropriate substitute for a "sugary treat". Your body doesn't distinguish between the sugar in fruit, starchy carbs (like breads and potatoes) and cake/cookies, etc. It is all sugar. Agave and honey, too. We can't pat ourselves on the back for using a "natural" sweetener if they are perpetuating the addiction.
  • Sugar detox works fine for me, after several days I'm no longer craving sugar, but then a special occasion comes up and that first bite of sugar gets me. I'm hooked until the next detox, which would be okay if I started immediately after taking that bite. Instead, I give in and overdo the sweet treats until I disgust myself, and then I have to start all over.

    As long as I "just say no" to any and all sugar, I'm fine.

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