(Closed) Sweet tooth

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Try to find things that satisfy your sweet tooth, but are not bad for you. Maybe an apple and pb, or in the morning oatmeal? Also plain greek yogurt with honey drizzled on it is my favorite, so yummy! Just find what helps you curb your sweet cravings.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I feel you on that one! I am such a sweet-aholic, and also I tend to mentally use food as a crutch or a reward. 

What I did was just say, ok, you can’t have cookies or blah blah, but, for breakfast you can have an english muffin (100 cal) with 1-2 tbsp of reduced fat pb and then jelly on the other half. Or I have kashi bars around rather than cookies. Then, on the weekend, I’ll let myself have like an ice cream, or one or two cookies (just buy them individually!), etc. That way, it’s not totally depriving myself of stuff. 

Also, stop it with the drinking of your calories. You save so much. If you have to have it, use fat free milk and splenda. If you suck it up for enough time, you eventually can re-train yourself to not crave the heavy as much. I promise. 

 

Hope this helps. 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Oh, also, having Jolly Ranchers help me loads. Just one or two after dinner and it kicks the sweet tooth. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Fruit definitely helps me. Strawberries with just a sprinkle of sugar can sometimes do the trick.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Or nanners with sugar. 

I wish there were a “crunchy” sugar substitute. That’s my main ish with splenda. It doesn’t have the crunchy part. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I’m obsessed with Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches – totally satisfies my craving, but only like 150 calories and 3 grams of fat!! 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

I have an epic sweet tooth, and I usually find that it really doesn’t help to tell myself, “mmm, this fat-free plain yogurt with one spoonful of maple syrup is EXACTLY like the brownie sundae I am craving.” Instead, I usually buy a bar of dark chocolate, or some little chocolate mints or something when we go grocery shopping. Trader Joe’s has lots of stuff like that. I eat a little square once (or sometimes twice) a day. It’s really not that bad for you, and I find it usually helps a lot with my sugar cravings.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Definitely a good tip is DON’T deprive yourself!  Everything in moderation…I love coffee too, but if you have one, just cut back – splenda instead of sugar/lower fat milk, etc. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Luckily I don’t like sweets that often but when I do.. WATCH OUT!  I ususally like to get a Mrs. Smith apple pie with vanilla ice cream and it’ll be gone in 2 days, just me. lol  gee.. I’m kind of getting a sweet tooth now just thinking about itUndecided *sigh* I may be making a trip to the grocery store! haha

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Lattes are okay! Just order nonfat lattes w/o whip and if you like flavor, order sugar free or add a splenda or two.

Sugar free Jello Pudding is the bomb. I seriously can’t even tell that it’s sugar free and they’re only 60 calories each.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i am really bad when it comes to sweets. I always need something sweet after dinner- sometimes i keep it reasonable, but often i just stand int he kitchen and graze- and a million carlories later I realized what I ate! i need it cut out the post dinner eating . soo hardd!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I like flavored water………….  that usually cuts it for me.  

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I switched from lattes to coffee with a little sugar free syrup in it and a little milk.  Also, I like those Crystal Light water bottle add-ins.  I have a huge sweet tooth too, and so I also just don’t keep stuff that’s bad for me in the house.  It’s really hard to snack on cookies and ice cream if it’s just not there in the fridge!  If you find it hard to resist the sweet stuff at work, then try this: if there’s cookies or donuts and you think you really want one, take a walk around the office, or go do some work- distract yourself for a little while.  If, after awhile, you still want the cookie, then have the cookie, but at least then you know you’re not just eating on impulse, you really thought about it first.  Doing that helped me stop snacking on every candy and cookie in sight.

Sugar free jello is yummy, also I really like the sugar free popsicles (but not the creamsicles or the fudgesicles, those taste kind of funny, but the regular fruit popsicles are only 40 cal. and I don’t feel guilty eating one as a snack).

 

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