I'm having a real issue this week with my sweet cravings. I've been trying to remedy it by eating some fruit and even giving in and having a couple of oreos but I am craving them something fierce!! Anyone have any suggestions on how to beat the sugar cravings..specifically the chocolate cravings. I know in moderation it's not bad but I'm not that strong yet..lol. Anyone else have problem areas or things that they crave?
I don't know exactly how to beat the cravings all together. But I do know a trick to help in the moment. If you feel like you are going to break try brushing your teeth. It usually helps me get back under control. After I have the tooth paste taste in my mouth I usually don't want the sweets as much. I do this for other craving too.
This is something that helps me it might not work for you but you can give it a try.
Thanks!! That is a great idea!! I never want to eat anything after brushing my teeth because of the taste so I'll give that a try. Thanks for the advice I really appreciate it.
A new product just came out from South Beach that is very good! They are Fiber Fit snack bars sweetened with Splenda. The Smores flavor is my husbands favorite. It tastes just like the real thing and has only 120 calories and 1/3 of the fiber you need in a day! They also have other flavors and Fiber Fit cookies, too!
EAT ONE! I know they say you can't just eat one but you can. Also I keep sugar free jello, sugar free chocolate, lemon, puddings, and cool whip on hand and sugar free posicles and ice cream bars. This can give you something sweet for between 15 and 45 calories and the taste is awesome! Since I stared eating dessert with dinner (Usually a small regular dessert like a cookie or a serving of a low sugar dessert) than I don't have those huge cravings. When I do have a sweet craving I try one of those things listed above or I eat just a tiny bit of what I really want. I don't bother with the stuff that doesn't taste good, who really wants that? Good luck!
I am new here, but something I am learning is if I am craving something to break down what it is about that food you are craving first. With Oreos...is it the creamy middle that is super sweet, the crunchy chocolate cookie, or the combination of both that has found your name and won't stop calling it?
If it is the creamy middle, try making some vanilla low fat low sugar pudding. (Jello brand). If it is the crunchy cookie try the 100 calorie packs...I think they may have a Oreo one. If it is both, try the pudding and the 100 calorie pack together.
Whatever you decide to feel the craving make sure you account for it in your daily plan. Even if you have to eat several servings over a few days to get past the urge to open up the bag of Oreos, the healthiest choice is best. One reason is your health is important...the other is the great feeling that you can control the quality of what you eat and be happy at the same time.
did you know there are sugar free oreos? I am diabetic and I found them in the cookie isle near snackwells and other diet cookies. It comes in a box not plastic. The best way to keep on track with a diet is not to give up the things you love, and like you I LOVE OREOS. I am sure you can understand how estatic I was to find the sugar free ones. Not all grocery stores carry them its usually the more high end ones so keep an eye out!
In the past I would usually sprint down the cookie isle but now I have worked myself up to walking down the isle buying two-three things my husband likes and some sugar free chocolate for myself. I also go to the diabetic section and there are some good cookies over there. Oreos... well if I have to have some I buy one of those small packs and just don't buy the big package. If I don't buy it I won't eat it. I have given in from time to time but really try not to. I'd like to grow old with my husband and I would love to be around to have children with him. Plus, I have gotten so big I am pre-dicbetic now and have began to have joint pains etc. that I didn't have before... death and letting down your family are good motivators. I have learned I can say no to cookies and yes to my family and my health more. You can do it! I have faith in ya!
I am going to have to try the bushing the teeth trick.. LOL. I have also had a really bad week, craving cake and ice cream. I broke down and bought Klondike 100 calorie ice cream sandwiches. They are really good, but I find that I can not just eat one, or I should say one day I was able to eat just one, but the other two days I had 2. I was more then able to fit them in my calorie intake but I have just decided that if it is in the house, I am going to eat it and not be in control. I am just not that strong..YET. Lesson learned, I have one left and will only eat it when I really really have a craving.
It sucks for my family, but I do not allow them to have things in the house that are tempting....like cheese balls, candy bars or anything I like..LOL. Luckily my husband is gone more then here and can eat whatever he wants while traveling for business and my daughter is doing well as she knows how I struggle and she does not want to end up in the same boat. She does have ice cream, but thank goodness it is a flavor I do not like!! LOL
Whatever gets us through the day, all is fair!! LOL
Try Zone Perfect Dark Chocolate Nutrition Bars-- Double Dark Chocolate, they are great!!! And score an 'A' only 190 calories and 12g of protein. I use these everyday to substitute for protien and resolve my sweet tooth issue. Believe me I struggled with a sweet tooth for some time it caused me to fall off the wagon more than once. These are satisfying and filling. I also use the Skinny Cow icecream sandwich cookies they have a better taste.
I just started again seriously on Saturday 18 July 2009 but have found these bars to be just what I need to stay on track!! You can do this!!