(Closed) Losing weight but craving sweets

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@loveerin:  Yeah I have the same issue LOL – and that’s when I reach for either my protein bar or fruit – mostly fruit ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@loveerin: I totally have a sweet tooth, so you have my sympathy.  Unfortunately, I don’t know any good solutions, I always end up eating cookies or something lol.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Try pineapple.

Also frozen greek yogurt ice cream is the bomb.com

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@deetroitwhat:  ooh yeah I second that!! Frozen greek yogurt is soooo good!!!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Stick to fruit, as others have said for now, but also eat it with some protein and fat to balance the sugar in your blood.

If you really want to beat those cravings I would avoid all processed sugar, procesed white grains and even fruit for a few weeks. It will be hard, but going cold turkey is best to managed those sugar cravings long term. 

Sugar, even natural sugar, has addictive qualities so the more you eat, the more you want.

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/researcher-sugar-addictive-cocaine-obesity-diabetes-cancer-heart-disease-article-1.1054419

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Dried fruit is great, i especially love frozen dried dates – taste like caramel!! But can only be eaten spareingly as they have a high sugar content – they are really good for you tho if you only eat in moderation.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

My biggest craving is usually chocolate.  So I’ll buy an organic dark chocolate bar (I really like the chocolove brand) and I’ll just have one square after dinner when I usually crave chocolate.  

I also really like frozen grapes for a sweet treat.

Dole has these 100 calorie dark chocolate covered frozen banana bites that are super tasty.

Dried fruit is good too, just make sure you look at the packaging somethings they pack in a lot of extra sugar.  A lot of groccery stores sell dried fuit in the produce section that doesn’t have anything added to it.  Pineapple or mango are our favorites!

 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

@loveerin:  I have the biggest sweet tooth and fruit was my savior as I weaned off it.  Berries are best… bananas and oranges have tons of sugar in them… but, I’ve been known to polish off a large quanity of watermelon when a craving hit (like 1/2 of a huge one!) ๐Ÿ™‚

Find your go-to replacement and keep it on hand… and drink tons of water!!!  You can do this! Getting past the craving is the hardest part… but, I promise, you’ll learn replacement behaviors and the cravings will become less over time!

Darling Husband ordered dessert the other day and I almost fell out of my chair.  He doesn’t have a sweet tooth AT ALL and the best part was that I didn’t even want any of it (don’t get me wrong, I did have a couple bites)!  I think I’ve retrained my sweet tooth! ๐Ÿ™‚ Never thought it would be possible!  

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@loveerin:  ugh, I know! I always always always crave sweets when losing weight. What helps me is drinking tea with fruit flavor. It helps to satisfy my cravings a lot! 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I know this is pretty bad but diet soda was my friend during my first few months of cutting back on sugar. Sometimes I just felt like I needed something sweet and it did the trick for me. I tried to stay away from aspartame and got the Blue Sky Zero sodas (a lot more $$ but somewhat better for you- and actually really tasty). 

The good news is that cravings do get much better over time if you stick with it!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I read somewhere that keeping dark chocolate chips in the freezer works..

I tried it and its awesome. Its super strong and sweet so you can’t eats heaps of it but you still feel like you’ve satisfied your sweet tooth ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I have lost a considerable amount of weight.  I like a square or two of Lindt dark chocolate with sea salt or the dark chocolate with chili.  It’s pretty decent for supermarket chocolate and accessible.  I also like sugar free pudding.  

If you want to get over the sweet tooth thing though, I cut out sugar (added stuff, not the natural sugars in fruits) for a few months to try and “reset” myself.  It was horrible for the first two weeks, but after that, I quit craving it so much.  Now I can have a little dark chocolate and be set, whereas before I’d need the whole bar to conquer the craving.  

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Popsicles!!

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