By melanie47 Latest Reply 2013-09-30 17:12:12 -0500
Started 2013-09-25 18:12:14 -0500

How can you get past the sweet cravings

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kittiebittie 2013-09-30 17:12:12 -0500 Report

I'm allergic to "fake sugars" so I can't even fake it! I just have small quantities at a time. Small amount of Skittles or 1-2 starburst pieces. I have a tiny bit of pop. I add it all into my carb count. It just satisfies the craving. Fruit also really helps.

Bun10 2013-09-29 16:07:06 -0500 Report

If you are really watching what you eat you can splurge every three weeks or so on what you crave. After about a year you will be surprised how far apart the weeks are before you crave something and eventually you won't need it. Feeling deprived and never feeding a craving is a script for failure. Eventually you will cave and binge. Just don't do it often. Want cake or pie? Fine. Some grocery stores sell it by the piece. You just can't buy the whole cake or whole pie.

Bekah Nikole
Bekah Nikole 2013-09-28 06:16:33 -0500 Report

Allow yourself to be human, I had a horrible sweet tooth. It was so hard at first, but now I've learned how to get around it. A piece of fresh fruit with breakfast in the morning, a small sugar free desert with lunch (my biggest meal if the day) and a yogurt with supper. Try the yoplait desert flavors, the greek 100 calorie ones are really good too. Gum helps too, which is why I tend to always have some with me.

ShellyLargent 2013-09-26 13:03:07 -0500 Report

I chew gum. The ones that are dessert flavored are pretty good. I will also let myself have a little something sweet once in a while so I don't feel deprived. One or two squares of dark chocolate once a week seems to keep my sweet tooth in check.

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