How do i stop myself?

By Mrs.Cindy Latest Reply 2012-09-18 05:59:36 -0500
Started 2012-09-13 22:17:12 -0500

How do i stop myself from eating cake when i have diabetes

Tags: diabetes

25 replies

Set apart
Set apart 2012-09-18 05:59:36 -0500 Report

My once in a while indulgence is a using a favorite dessert cup placing chocolate sugar free pudding at the bottom, then layering chopped walnut and topping it with sugar free whipped topping! It's great, filling and takes away those cravings!

pixsidust 2012-09-14 22:05:06 -0500 Report

Don't buy it. Find recipes right here on this site of things you can have.
Find a recipe using almond flour and sugar free. Plan tasty snacks that are diabetic friendly or you will just yield to temptation…We all have moments but the fewer the better it is for us. Good good Luck!!!

MoeGig 2012-09-14 19:52:56 -0500 Report

I just divert and eat something else…could be fresh fruit with whipped cream. or a cheese tray with a glass of wine.

Type1Lou 2012-09-14 18:20:16 -0500 Report

We had a surprise birthday party for my husband Saturday and I did allow myself a small slice of his cake but scraped off and didn't eat the icing since that has a great deal of sugar. I also gave myself more insulin to compensate for the additional carbs in the cake. Diabetes requires us to change our eating habits in order to better manage our condition. A little indulgence now and then will do no harm, provided you plan for it (like lizardfan suggested below) in your daily carb allotment.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-09-14 11:31:11 -0500 Report

Well, you just don't buy, make, or order it. You are the one who decides how seriously you want to manage your diabetes, which means you make the decisions on what you put into your mouth and deal with your bg numbers.

You can eat cake, I just wouldn't eat it with every meal. Maybe balance it with good meal choices and get some exercise in to help your bg numbers:)

Lizardfan 2012-09-14 09:10:22 -0500 Report

You can have the cake! Just plan for it, portion control it, and there you go. No food is off limits for me, just takes a bit of planning. If I want cake for dessert I would plan my carbs for that meal with that in mind, it would be just another day and done!.

jayabee52 2012-09-14 02:15:02 -0500 Report

You have to get to know yourself well enough so that you can determine whether or not you can be satisfied with just a little bite of cake, or whether you have to tell yourself it is something which once you start eating it, you cannot stop.

For myself, I have determined that once I start, I have a hard time stopping until it is ALL gone, so for me cake = "poison"

Diabetic Coach
Diabetic Coach 2012-09-13 22:45:12 -0500 Report

What do you do when you are out on the ledge, cake looks amazing and you just have to have it? How do you talk yourself down? or Do you jump and eat it?

I struggle with this too…but I am stronger than my cravings. :)


MAYS 2012-09-13 22:34:47 -0500 Report

Who said that you had to stop?
Their is no specialized diabetes diet, just a few precautions that you should heed.

You must have, and sustain a level of control which is based on your knowledge of yourself and your individual case of diabetes, your knowledge of diabetes and your knowledge of food and how the body metabolizes it for energy!