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Old 01-25-2013, 18:52   #1
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Question Craving sweets & carbs

I was diagnosed late summer 2012 with type 2. Trying to eat low carb but have alot of cravings for carbs & sweets at times. It is quite intense and I give in at times. Can anyone help me with the cravings and how do I eat a ketogenic diet? Thanks

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When you have a craving, try eating something with high fat content like cheese. Or drink some cream, if needed you can add some artificial sweetener. Make sure that you are cutting out the carbs because in the first stage you need to kick the cravings. I was able to add limited amounts of carbs back in later, but I know that some carbs are still not allowed around me because I crave them emotionally. Like pizza.

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I crave sweets at times too. My solution was to buy some dark chocolate bars that have very high cocoa content. The sugars/carbs are lower then regular chocolate and I only eat about 1/8 of the bar. I nibble very tiny bites so it lasts longer too...

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:10   #4
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Fortunately, my mother refused to cook or buy sweets as I grew up so I never had a 'sweet tooth' except for Cokes, but I keep a container of our CO fudge in the fridge to eat when I want a sweet instead of the very dark chocolate I kept at first and it works well for me. I now and then have a bit of bread when I eat somewhere where it's very good. I apparently get away with it if I don't do it often or gorge on it...I otherwise don't crave carby foods anymore after about 2 months eating this way.


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Old 01-27-2013, 04:55   #5
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Yep, your cravings will go away if you stick to it. I've only been LCHF for five months, but my former sweets and carb cravings are almost completely gone. But I found along the way that if I give in and eat "just a little" the cravings get worse. Be strong and kick carbs to the curb. You can do it!

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I'm new here and still struggle with my sweet tooth. I agree with silver Tiger that something like cheese will help. When I was on a strict low carb diet for awhile a slice of good cheese and some baby carrots worked. You also might try a plain low carb - low sugar yogurt. Add some frozen blueberries and some splenda.

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I know the feeling of craving for sweets. I was not a fan of sweets until I was I had to watch my carbs. I love salty snacks. No more, I have cut back on the carbs. There are times the urges are so strong.

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We spent an hour on the phone last night gabbing with one of our kids & his family, and one of the weird things that came up in the conversation was Miracle Frooties (all I did was tell him about Miracle Rice and he started in about Miracle Frooties. ROFL). Apparently this is a plant extract and when placed on the tongue causes a strange reaction which makes everything taste very sweet - things that are actually not sweet at all. I'll let you do the googling . . .

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Oh gawd I hear ya.... my sweet tooth will be the death of me, I'm sure. I caved in today for the first time in ages, a celebration after the endo visit at which my A1c was 6.2 (I was expecting it to be 7 or more). Talk about a brainless decision. I have thrown out the rest of the timtams. after that, 13.8. I slap myself for my stupidity. Chook and salad for tea tonight and cheese later if needed.

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