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Coping with Sugar Cravings

Postby GlowOnline » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:33 pm

Sugar Cravings are a massive challenge for women but there is no reason you can’t have something sweet if you crave it so long as you can follow the guidelines below.
For some women giving in to sugar opens the floodgates and they can’t stop so if you are that person it is best to go cold turkey and avoid sugar all together and within 2-3 weeks you won’t have those cravings anymore.
In this case when the sugar cravings hit go and brush your teeth to interrupt the craving and thought processes that go with them.
If you know a small sweet treat will hit the spot then the following applies to you.
We now know that dark chocolate is high in antioxidants and therefore something you can add to your diet without guilt so long as you do this in moderation and keep within your calorie allowance for the day (if you are counting calories to lose weight).
Dried dates are also good to combat sugar cravings and are also a good form of fibre.
3 dates and 3 squares of dark chocolate will really hit the spot particularly for a night time craving attack.
Watermelon is great for curbing cravings during the day and is a nice healthy alternative PLUS it goes towards including enough fruit in your diet.
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Re: Coping with Sugar Cravings

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:04 pm

Ack... wrote a whole response and it failed.

My hubby hides any chocolate in the house because otherwise I eat it all in one sitting. He lets me have the occasional couple of squares. I figure that way I can still have a bit of chocolate and maybe it will help me learn how to be satisfied with just a bit rather than a whole block. :oops:
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Re: Coping with Sugar Cravings

Postby PraetorAuron » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:44 am

Funny that you mention sugar cravings..happens to guys, too, but us guys wont admit it alot!

I usually get a small coffee, light sugar and skim milk...a bit healthier, and helps with the headaches that I get from caffiene dependancy.Although I'll say I'll probably need help with that, too!
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Re: Coping with Sugar Cravings

Postby GlowOnline » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:10 pm

I did guess that by the way I can watch my husband inhale a block of chocolate on the weekends :)

PraetorAuron wrote:Funny that you mention sugar cravings..happens to guys, too, but us guys wont admit it alot!

I usually get a small coffee, light sugar and skim milk...a bit healthier, and helps with the headaches that I get from caffiene dependancy.Although I'll say I'll probably need help with that, too!
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Re: Coping with Sugar Cravings

Postby aena » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:46 pm

I guess I am yet find out
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