By canadagirl874 Latest Reply 2013-03-16 20:16:36 -0500
Started 2013-03-13 21:14:08 -0500

How do you deal with cravings :( it's not easy at all:( Help!!

22 replies

Jake Levinthal
Jake Levinthal 2013-03-15 17:05:25 -0500 Report

Hi canadagirl, boy oh boy cravings can be rough! I've seen my mom go through a lot and really take hold of her diabetes. I've been having fun getting daily tips, you can basically subscribe to different topics, one of which is diabetes and another eating right. I like to keep informed about this type of stuff and find it helpful. Hope you enjoy! Stay strong and carry on. Oh yeah here's the link

Set apart
Set apart 2013-03-15 04:48:57 -0500 Report

I am a gum chewer, or will eat sunflower seeds. I would never think of keeping a bag of cheetos in my home. The easy way to avoid temptation is to keep those things out of your home. I usually do pretty good can actually cook some of my old meals for hubby and modify them for myself! I also read, it helps.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-03-14 09:58:19 -0500 Report

Makes you want to go back to thumb sucking! I do real good with cravings, until I give in. I found the best way is to not have the stuff in the house.

Lentyl 2013-03-14 19:31:10 -0500 Report

I agree. Made some cookies to give away. I ended up dropping them - down my gullet. Better not do that again. I found a recipe that it supposed to work well for people with diabetes. No flour, the recipe uses ground almonds. Might try it. I have a meeting on the 8th of April so I'll bake the cookies close to that time.

Gwen214 2013-03-14 14:29:38 -0500 Report

Yes! Out of sight, out of mind!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-03-15 13:24:48 -0500 Report

Okay Gwen, turn off your camera! Just as I read your post I finished the last Oreo in the sleeve that I had opened 5 minutes ago. Hey my sugar was low! Of course, about 5 cookies would have done it, but I want to be sure!
Oh, I am at work, I don't buy this stuff!

Gwen214 2013-03-15 15:42:30 -0500 Report

Didymium last make sense? Because usually, just watching an Oreo commercial, I will go out and buy the whole package…

jayabee52 2013-03-16 15:50:52 -0500 Report

this talk of oreos is killing me. I think I hear a 6 pack of oreos calling my name from the vending machine downstairs! LoL!

Gwen214 2013-03-16 16:39:43 -0500 Report

Sorry… I don't buy any sweets anymore, except fruit. And for lows I keep fruit juice boxes. It's all natural for me. Work only have stuff like cookies, and candy, but I bring my own stuff.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-03-16 20:16:36 -0500 Report

The mean people at work keep a bowl full of oreos next to the plate of fresh baked cookies near my designated work space…sometimes my resistance crumbles…

Tony5657 2013-03-14 06:54:39 -0500 Report

Sweet cravings? To quench those I find a really sweet woman and KISS HER. LOL (This "sweet woman" is actually my wife) I really do that and it/she helps me conquer dragons, demons, negative powers that are trying to control my mind. I'm learning how to control my mind and NOT let my mind control me. Think on good things, healthy things, things that will bring victory & life to you.

The most powerful help I've found in this battle, other than my wife, is my faith in God. When I'm tempted to "do" or even think something negative, I quote scripture and God always gets me through it. … Mark 10:27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” I could list many more scriptures, but you get the point.

My friend, you can have victory like this & it's fun. For me, this opened up a new way of thinking, praying, believing & living AND the rewards are tremendous!

Tony5657 in New Braunfels, TX

jayabee52 2013-03-14 19:35:25 -0500 Report

LoL! I know of a sweet woman, however if I try to kiss her I think I'd get slapped and or punched out by her hubby.

Good friends with whom I used to dance!

Lentyl 2013-03-14 19:34:00 -0500 Report

Tony you are absolutely right. All things are possible with Jesus. Phil 4: 13. You and your wife are a blessed couple. Wonderful to hear.

Tony5657 2013-03-15 13:33:51 -0500 Report


You're a blessing to me. Thanks for your friendship! :o) It's always nice to have extra helping hands to aid in conquering life's negative temptations and God's hands are certainly MORE than adequate in doing that.

Tony5657 in New Braunfels, TX

diabetic diva 1975
diabetic diva 1975 2013-03-14 06:51:34 -0500 Report

One craving at a time and finding healthier substitutes There are some sugar free chocolates and cookies and cakes if you look hard and I find they don't taste bad but with these options you have to watch portions and carbs.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-03-14 03:10:34 -0500 Report

Some cravings I can find a "safer" substitute for. One trick for sweet food cravings is using flavored jelly beans. At about 1 carb per jelly bean I will indulge in 5 over about 30 minutes. For a few weeks I was using 1 apple, 1 cinnamon, and a tiny stropwafel cookie to replace an apple grande that was a treat from a Mexican restaraunt I worked at years ago. I think it totaled a billion carbs per bite, my version was around 5 and 3 of them were plenty to make the craving happy.
When chocolate cravings hit, I'll melt about 7 - 10 carbs worth of semisweet chocolate chips and mix in cashew pieces. It gives me more protein than a hershey kiss with almonds.
Since it is the first two bites that taste the best, I will just stick to the two bite rule. Then hand off the rest to my Hubby, if he's near, or save the rest for later. (Well that was my plan this Tuesday night at Mom's. But I slowly ate the whole frozen chocolate cupcake, darn The Cake Lady, AKA Mom, and her almost never empty freezer full of cake. Darn the Nieces and Sister who mentioned we needed cupcakes as well)
If I try to ignore that I really, really, really want mashed potatoes I find I might end up eating more of other foods, so I have emergency packets of my very favorite flavored mashed spuds (extra cheesey, fully loaded) and make them.
When I learned I could put some whipping cream in diet root beer and it tasted like a root beer float that was a very happy craving satisfied moment. So keep an open mind and you might find a way to have your craving and satisfy it too.