Can not stop eating sweets !

By susan12c2001 Latest Reply 2010-09-09 14:08:39 -0500
Started 2008-12-28 17:00:00 -0600

My family is full of diabetics and yet I still crave sweets and ofcourse give in. Had Gest. diabetes while pregnant but still have this "addiction". Fruit alternative doesn't help. I guess my willpower is just poor.Any suggestions?

23 replies

GabbyPA 2009-01-04 20:54:02 -0600 Report

It is a hard cycle to break and for me, I have to do it all or nothing. We removed all that kind of sweet from the house and if there is anything for guests, it is something that I don't really care for and it is easy to walk away from it.
I did well for Thanks giving, but at Christmas....oh my. I just allowed a little and I took the whole house! I just have no contorl there, so I remove the temptation. If my husband or step daughter want to have sweet, they can buy it and keep it on their desks...for some reason, that works for me.

shannonlynn 2009-01-04 21:08:13 -0600 Report

I think all of us tend to cheat a little over the holidays. I tend to get very bored with Equal. But now it is time for me to fly right. I have a doctors appointment on the 6th.

Judimar 2009-03-15 00:25:02 -0500 Report

I tend to go with the sugar free options too. Although I have found a reduced sugar cake mix and frosting that I use when I have the urge to bake. I can't remember the brand name off the top of my head. I will check the next time I am at the grocery store. They also make reduced sugar brownies.

Sparrow - 16557
Sparrow - 16557 2009-01-04 18:46:33 -0600 Report

Before I was diabetic, I never wanted sweets (my downfall was pizza…). AFTER I was diagnosed, I started CRAVING sweets. The same thing happened with my pancreas transplant. The year it worked, I didn't want anything sweet. When it was rehected, I CRAVED sweets again.

The first time, I realized that it had to be mostly psychological. I wanted "the unhave-able". So, I just fought it. It wasn't easy, and I gave in sometimes. But eventually, I won. The second time, I already knew what it was and just fought it again. So far (5 years), so good.

Hang in there! For some, it's drugs, for us, it's "simple sugars"… JUST SAY NO!

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-04 18:51:28 -0600 Report

You are oh so right. Mine was when I did dialysis. I was so thirsty all the time 24/7. But with the fluid limitation , thats all I wanted. I used to say, When I get my transplant you better have a hose by my bed and a 2 liter bottle of diet pepsi. Well now a days they need to sometimes make me force fluids. I wonder if your mind know when you can't have it you crave it…Debe

shannonlynn 2009-01-04 21:12:50 -0600 Report

My worse was the pizza also. I worked at Pizza Inn for a year. That was the hardest job i EVER had. I love pizza but my health does not. I am thankful I am not still working there. I believe it is all the fat in the cheese.

svengali35 2009-01-04 14:50:34 -0600 Report

I don't know if its okay to mention a brand name here but I'm going to as it is the only thing that has been able to keep me off of the sweets/sugar.

When I get the ol' sweet tooth I make a tall cup of tea using two bigelow vanilla caramel bags with two stevia in the raw packages. It makes a great Iced tea as well. Using the two bags makes it a bit thicker when you drink it so with the caramel flavor it is similar to having a "real treat"

It is delicious indeed.

CHAPS 2008-12-28 23:53:43 -0600 Report

sweets to me are sometimes a sweet escape. They sometimes take the edge off of stress. I can't imagine giving them up completely' When I crave sweets I most often choose sugar free, just for the flavor. But a rich candy bar once in awhile is like a glass of wine. Since I don'y drink alcohol, candy is my drug. It's especially soothing when sugar drops. When that happens I can't eat fruit fast enough, candy works faster. I know it's a bad thing, but when I deliberatly deprive myself of something, I find I try to eat other healthier choices but ultimately I give in and eat it anyway. I guess it' a matter of control and the realization you can't do it all the time so once in awhile will have to do' Being type two a little extra exercise to help burn the sugar can't hurt either.

Anonymous 2008-12-30 12:30:58 -0600 Report

I have found that a sweet treat every once in awhile for me, will keep me from going on a sweet binge. So every week or so I eat 2 squares of dark chocolate and my other downfall is iced coffee drinks so allow myself one a week. But I stay in range with my sugars because if I get one, I do not eat a meal or just have protein like a piece of chicken. so far it has worked. But all of this for me was experimenting because I have found that I do not have to give up alot, I just eat them in moderation. and portion control is the key to my success. Hope some of this helped.

mike67 2008-12-28 21:56:52 -0600 Report

here is my suggestion to you try the splenda,sugar free candy,or keep busy and avoid being suttle for long periods of time.

Avera 2008-12-28 21:36:39 -0600 Report

Sweets could also be my downfall, but I have found a way to keep eating things that pretend to be sweets instead. I go sugar free and keep them low carb as well.

Homemade sugar free low carb items are surely the best, but not everyone has the time to cook. So I searched the web for places I could order these low carb, sugar free treats.

Here are the links to the places I use. You can get brownies, cheesecake, puddings, cookies, cakes, and candy. Here you will find sugar free low carb junk food at its best.

Hope this helps! Let me know if you need some more links. lol


Sparrow - 16557
Sparrow - 16557 2009-01-04 18:56:18 -0600 Report

Great suggestions for sites! I'm definitely going to use them.

The only drawback to sugar free candy (especially the chocolates) is that you need to watch for "manitol" and "sorbitol" in the ingredients. They CAN add some carbs (and can cause diarhrea if consumed in large enough quantities or over a long period of time). Many of the newer brands don't have these, however.

susan12c2001 2008-12-28 21:30:21 -0600 Report

I am doing the "after holiday" diet, so I am putting my best effort forward. Walked so far every day this week and really watched what I had to eat. Anyone else cutting back and going for a goal weight? Maybe we can support one another.

2008-12-28 17:22:35 -0600 Report

I am a sweet-a-holic. I went cold turkey. It was very hard to do. I've done very well. I must admit I break over on occasion. However, there is sugar free candies, and the like that you can buy.