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How to Stop Sugar Cravings

Pull Your Sweet Tooth with These Tips

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CAMRY426

10/15/2013 11:53:28 PM

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While I know I should have more self-control for me the best way to learn is to have it and not eat it. For me it's obviously easy not to eat it if I don't have it but then I end up purchasing it and eating half in the car. So what I've started to do was to see how long I could hold out. It was really hard not to eat the other half of the Cherry Garcia in the fridge but I had half one week during my favorite show and decide to wait another week. I held out the entire week! I was so proud of myself. I've bought some drumsticks (Ice Cream come) for this weeks show. It's a box of six and I need to make it last six weeks. )Which is how many episodes are left in the season). I enjoy it more when I wait.

Sure I could choose not to buy it and not have the temptation but it's even better to have the temptation and ignored it. For me anyways. I love a challenge.

BEOPTOMISTIC

9/19/2013 3:40:33 PM

hey there everyone im new to this and a type 1 diabetic and struggle sometimes so all your great advice helps so thankyou xx

SANDALWOOD108

7/24/2013 9:43:54 AM

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My sugar / carb addiction stopped when I stopped eating carbs. Eating carbs just creates cravings for more and more carbs. On a very low carb diet, I eat nutrient-dense foods that are very satisfying and my cravings are GONE.

KLUTZY68

5/17/2013 1:15:28 PM

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A lot of people with Binge Eating Disorder had severe sweets (and other) restrictions as children, resulting in a "When I grow up I'll eat whatever I want!" mentality. If you must remove all sweets from the house for your own progress, be sure to allow your kids to have some now and then.

PAPA55MPH

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

MAMACHAE74

3/1/2013 8:45:02 PM

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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:)

TUNISIAN_PURL

2/26/2013 9:57:47 PM

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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.

BABE471

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.

BLUECRABLOVER

12/6/2012 4:45:53 PM

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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.

AUGGIE1DOGGIE

10/10/2012 3:39:50 PM

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

AUGGIE1DOGGIE

10/10/2012 3:38:03 PM

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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.

TRUCKERWIFE2

10/4/2012 12:42:29 AM

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

DDESERTDDAWN

9/18/2012 1:09:54 AM

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

Pepermint Tea for me!

STARWARSFAN2

8/23/2012 6:48:58 PM

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

MELAYAHM

7/22/2012 3:30:00 AM

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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!

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