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How do you control them or get rid of them (without falling into it, of course)

Tips & tricks deeply appreciated!
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Re: Sweet craving

Are you pregnant again Nil ?
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HA HA...... that's EXACTLY what I was thinking !!!
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No, I am in a good mood!
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How do you control them or get rid of them (without falling into it, of course)

Tips & tricks deeply appreciated!
Fruits! The craving for sugar is like any other addiction and your body tells you, that you're below the usual level of sugar. Simply, replace artificial sugars with fruits...it is hard in the beginning, but usually takes (for me at least) less than a week to readjust my sugar needs.
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The shop is closed for good! No more!
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Re: Sweet craving

Sugar-free chewing gum.


Actually, I saw a program (think Good Morning America or one of those) back in the day where they were interviewing some "latest" celebrity diet guru who advocated going TWO WEEKS without anything sweet, not even fruit.

Then, when the two weeks were up, you can introduce fruits back but the intent of giving them up entirely was that once the fruit was reintroduced, it would be sweet enough to satisfy any craving.

They never explained any easy ways / tricks to make it through those two weeks though as my "trick" with the chewing gum defeats the purpose as it still tastes plenty sweet.
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Re: Sweet craving

Is due to lack of magnesium. Try taking a course of magnesium tablets
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..... That's what I say after a big night out drinking alcohol

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Fruits! The craving for sugar is like any other addiction and your body tells you, that you're below the usual level of sugar. Simply, replace artificial sugars with fruits...it is hard in the beginning, but usually takes (for me at least) less than a week to readjust my sugar needs.
I agree with LiB here.

Fruit sugars (fructose) are shorter chain sugars so they are more difficult to break down in the body..... hence you can consume more fruit sugar without the weight gain of simple sugars (lactose (milk), sucrose (normal sugar)).

Keep changing your fruits so you don't get bored of the same 'sweet' taste.
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Sometimes you just have to give into it. A little of what you fancy does you good.
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Re: Sweet craving

Actually, as it is too hot to bake, my planned sweet treat will have to wait until the next rains pass through but meanwhile, I am satisfying my craving for sweets with some lovely cherries m-i-l and I picked up the other day in Bennigin.

She got some dark cherries, I got some that look like (perhaps they are!) Rainier cherries. Soooo yummy, just the right amount of tart vs sweet. Plus, I've kept them in the fridge so they make a nice cool treat.



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Re: Sweet craving

if you're craving for food, drink water (very good in Spanish Summer)

if you're craving for something else, ask your hubby
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Yes. I was told that, took the magnesium, and had no more chocolate cravings!

The general opinion is that Bananas are high in magnesium ... BUT ... unless they were fed chicken manure while growing, they will be lacking the magnesium.

A little hint for good health ...... take doses for a couple days, then lay off completely. Tis also considered the "bridge" for the body to absorb calcium.
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