Food ideas

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-11-19 09:34:20 -0600
Started 2013-11-14 06:27:43 -0600

Any great ideas for when I get a sweet tooth and what I can eat? I have type 2 and have been on oral meds. For years just got put on lantis injection at night.

6 replies

GabbyPA 2013-11-19 09:34:20 -0600 Report

I have cut almost all sugar out of my diet of late and find that I am not craving the sweets at all. If I get a hankering for something, it usually ends up being fruit or even my coconut water and lime mix. That has a way of stamping out the need for sweet. I have been eating raw and salted nuts for almost all my snacks and that helps me too.

jayabee52 2013-11-19 02:54:16 -0600 Report

Howdy Anon

When you get a craving for sweets may I suggest drinking a large glass of water and then wait for about 10 minutes. Usually the sweet craving will have passed by then.


love2sew 2013-11-18 08:15:09 -0600 Report

I'm not a big sweet person, but when a craving hit I reach for dried fruit. My doctor told me to keep it to one tablespoon.

autismmom04 2013-11-17 14:42:25 -0600 Report

Skinny fiber takes away cravings! And other than that I treat myself to sugar free candy a couple times a day or kept healthy snacks around like Skinny Pop (popcorn).

victorianvalerie 2013-11-14 18:58:32 -0600 Report

turkey. :) I buy turkey pieces because I'm single and never need a whole turkey. Turkey thigh makes a nice dinner. When I snack on the leftovers I don't seem to get sweet cravings.

Glucerna 2013-11-14 15:40:19 -0600 Report

I'm sure you'll get several suggestions for your question. I like to encourage people to think about why they want to eat something sweet. Sometimes we're not really hungry, but are responding to habit, emotions, or even someone else eating. Figuring out why we want something sweet will help us decide what to do about it - and sometimes the answer isn't food. If you're noticing increased cravings for sweets, it's something you can also talk about with your physician and diabetes education team. ~Lynn @Glucerna

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