1Mary Kay
By 1Mary Kay Latest Reply 2015-01-17 13:01:00 -0600
Started 2015-01-16 02:02:30 -0600

I try to eat 5 Minnie mills a day like my dr say to I have always eat sugar and its so hard not to how can I stop the craveing

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Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-17 13:01:00 -0600 Report

Giving up sweets is mostly a mental thing..at least for me it was..there was a time when whenever I poured myself a cup of coffee..I would say.."I need something sweet to eat with my coffee"…when I started weaning myself of refined sugar, a full year before I was diagnosed type 2, I also limited my coffee consumption..I found that it was easier for me, as my cup of Joe was a trigger for my consumption of sweets…people laughed at me…but I had to take many an addiction training courses at CUNY when I was working in social services in NYC..find out what your triggers are…when do you need sweets the most??? and what is happening..what are you feeling when you need them…and find substitutions…for me I drank something different…for you..you will have to find out what your triggers are first.. in the meantime…sugar is poison to diabetic…think about it that way…it changes your entire perspective on consuming it. You wouldn't eat rat poison even if it tasted good ..would you.???…and there is NOTHING wrong with using sugar substitutes..as much as I hate mass produced diet foods…and I do…having an occasional sugar free low carb treat from the store is better than indulging in regular cookies and cakes…and it will end the "I can't eat this anymore" mentality some of us get upset by when we are first diagnosed..

lilleyheidi 2015-01-17 00:20:32 -0600 Report

i'm not sure if this is fact or not, but i was told it takes 21 days to change a habit, and for me it took that long to get rid of the craving for sugar. i gave it up, and after about 3 weeks, I no longer craved it. I'm not gonna say I didn't look at a piece of cake and think mmmmmm but I had to use will power as well, the cravings went away though, and then you add will power in and it works.
Best of luck to you. Heidi

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