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Hwo to avoid eating sweet stuff

  1. Lgali profile image55
    Lgaliposted 8 years ago

    I needs anything sweet after my food any advice other than not go near

    1. apeksha profile image61
      apekshaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      will power ..only that can stop u ..

      1. Lgali profile image55
        Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        thanks for this how to get this will power I am trying for many years

        1. apeksha profile image61
          apekshaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          `
          when the food is in front of u...think about what  the drawbacks of eating extra sweets, ..---- that will cause u to become more fat, ten u will look ugly, u would not enjoy to wear swim suits and slimy dress, boys will no longer look at u.
          you think that u r the most desirable woman in the world and feel like celebrity so that u must not eat ...sweets...the will power will automatically bust up....

    2. andromida profile image62
      andromidaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There is no problem eating sweet food after your meal.But take a bit less Lgali.

      1. Lgali profile image55
        Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I take less but still i can not avoid totally

        1. andromida profile image62
          andromidaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Sounds great.Then why don't you try some alternative of sweet food which is the second best in your fav list.Continue that for a couple of weeks and you will see the change by yourself.

          1. Lgali profile image55
            Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            good idea thnaks i type wrong again

            1. Lgali profile image55
              Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              yesterday i try to eat fruit but my craving did not stop

              1. andromida profile image62
                andromidaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Why don't you try it today also.Keep trying one more week.or just don't keep any sweet food in your house for the next week.

                1. Lgali profile image55
                  Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  i will do thanks for suggestion

  2. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Me too , the only answer for me is to wire my jaw up big_smile

    1. Lgali profile image55
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      very funny i wish i could do same very hard for me to avoid sugary stuff

    2. apeksha profile image61
      apekshaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I answered that very well , read it,...mam.

  3. girly_girl09 profile image76
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    Shirley Anderson wrote a hub about how to beat sugar cravings:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Sugar-Sensitivi … -and-Tired

    She also recommended a book, which I ordered last week and just got in the mail today. I'm actually headed off to read it right now! big_smile

    After reading Shirley's article, it made me think about how I couldn't imagine not eating sugar and desserts - a sure sign of addiction, for sure!

    Yes, it's ok to eat sugar once in a while, but I REALLY love it and I know I would feel better and much more healthier from refraining from refined sugar and carbohydrates.

  4. spiderpam profile image73
    spiderpamposted 8 years ago

    Me three! I'm coo-coo for Snickers, Twix and Peppermints.

  5. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago

    I've tried drinking a cup of coffee every time I want to eat sweets, I munch on raw green beans or raw carrots instead, I drink orange juice (although there is natural sugar in that it isn't as much as in a Hershey bar). 

    I don't know what to try next.  Yesterday I got in the car to go get ice cream (chocolate extreme blizzard with extra stuff), the craving was so bad. 

    So if anyone has a way to help, I'd appreciate hearing it, too.

    EDIT:  I just read girly_girl's comment, and Shirley's hub.  Thanks for the link -- it's great advice.

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Have some fruit instead.

  7. Lady_E profile image68
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    Yoghurt? or savoury things like litte scotch eggs?  peanuts?

    Fruit is best though. (Grapes, Strawberries...)

    Smoothy?

    1. Lgali profile image55
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      wow lot of choices thanks

  8. Davinagirl3 profile image59
    Davinagirl3posted 8 years ago

    The only thing that worked for me was to stop with sweets, completely.  Now, on occasion, I eat sweets and it is really a treat.  Your body can develop a dependency on sweets like drugs.

    1. Lgali profile image55
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      how to avoid very difficult

      1. Davinagirl3 profile image59
        Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It is very difficult, but I just said no, unless it was special occasion.  When I was pregnant with my daughter, I ate tons of sweets, and I gained way too much weight.  I will eat a cookie, occasionally, and sweets on special occasions, but I don't even think about sweets on a daily basis.

  9. apeksha profile image61
    apekshaposted 8 years ago

    Look at the sweets and tell him..sorry I can't eat u...wait...sorry..say me thanks..bye bye..sweets..

  10. kerryg profile image86
    kerrygposted 8 years ago

    I don't keep sweets around the house on a regular basis. That way I'm not as tempted to eat them, and when I do have a craving, I have to decide if it's really serious enough to make a special trip to the store. Usually it's not.

    When I do get sweets, I get higher quality stuff. Even though it's more expensive, it satisfies me more with a smaller amount, so I break even both in dollars and calories. As often as not, I find that it's really the fat in a pint of Ben and Jerry's or a bar of 72% cocoa dark chocolate that I'm craving anyway, not the sugar. I can eat a small cup of B&J's and be satisfied, where lower quality ice cream will take a heaping bowlful.

    1. Lgali profile image55
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for good advice. How to tell your spouse not buy sweets most difficult thing in home.

  11. charlemont profile image78
    charlemontposted 8 years ago

    I end my meals with green tea (no sugar added) and easily live week after week without candies at all. Bananas, peaches are tasty sweeteners to replace sugar.

    1. Lgali profile image55
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      is green tea is good for sugar addcition?

  12. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    I very rarely have sweets in the house since one of my kids is a diabetic. But when I do, it's little things like Hershey Kisses. When I get a chocolate craving, one little Hershey Kiss can satisfy it just as well as a piece of chocolate cake.

  13. James S. Thornton profile image57
    James S. Thorntonposted 8 years ago

    My advice would be to just not buy it in the first place.

    Self discipline starts in the super market.

    1. Lgali profile image55
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for advice

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree James,wholeheartedly but
      I just ate a snickers bar washed down with a caramel milkshake and damn it was good!!! smile no regrets ,just pleased to be alive.

    3. Lgali profile image55
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      very nice

  14. Ms Chievous profile image77
    Ms Chievousposted 8 years ago

    Everytime you have  a temptation to eat sweets think about how the sugar just turns to fat.  That seemed to have worked for me.  I haven not had a sugary soft drink or chocolate in over a month and I dropped ten pounds.  I have gotten into a habit of eating fruit in place of the sweet stuff and now I crave the fruit rather than the things I shouldn't eat.  Hopefully I can keep this up for another ten pounds??

    1. Lgali profile image55
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      fruits are good choice but very hard to change

      1. Ms Chievous profile image77
        Ms Chievousposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Then start out with fruits with a low fat whipped topping, yougurt or a sugar free chocolate dip.. work your way into eating the fruit by itself

        1. Lgali profile image55
          Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          very nice advice thanks

  15. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    The easiest thing for me is just not to buy sweets.  I just would rather buy fruit and keep healthy snacks on hand.  Of course eating sweets once a week is okay, and helps to fight those gravings.

    1. Lgali profile image55
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for good advice

  16. Beth100 profile image73
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    Sugar is an important part of nutrition..but sugar can take many forms.  There is fructose, which is a simple sugar thata can be found in fruits and certain root vegetables like beets.  Glucose which is a byproduct of the body's metabolism.  Finally, there is sucrose, which is a combination of fructose and glucose.  It is commonly known as sugar.  When metobalized, it is broken down into fructose and glucose.

    It's important to remember that our bodies require sugar in moderate amounts, but from what is written before me, there is a concern of over-consumption of sugar.

    If this is the case, then I agree that one should not purchase these items as a temptation for weak times of need.  For me, I drink a lot of water (5L per day) and eat lots of fruit and vegetables.  I use to be addicted to sugar -- in tea, coffee, desserts, candies, cake, you name it.  Even ate it off a spoon whenever I had the chance.

    I found that once I was able to cut back on the intake, my taste for sugar changed.  The less I ate it, the more I noticed it in other foods.  Before long, these foods became too sweet for me to eat.  That's how I cut back on my sugar intake.  smile   

    Now, chocolate, that's a whole different story!!! lol

    1. Lgali profile image55
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      wow very excellent advice thanks I will try

  17. HealthCare Basics profile image61
    HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years ago

    I never buy sweets to bring home, and getting into the car to buy sweets is just too much work after I am at home and comfy..

    1. Lgali profile image55
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      that only works if u are alone but with spouse and children

      1. HealthCare Basics profile image61
        HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, I see your point on that one..... smile

        1. Lgali profile image55
          Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          very hard thing i find

  18. Lgali profile image55
    Lgaliposted 8 years ago

    any body other than me have same problem?

  19. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    No sugar on days that end in 'Y' diet, lol lol

    1. Lgali profile image55
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      waht is y diet

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Y Diet

        MondaY
        TuesdaY
        WednesdaY
        ThursdaY
        FridaY

        No sugar on Y days...smile

  20. profile image0
    Hack Retisposted 8 years ago

    Move to Korea, they virtually use no sugar in most recipes.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting but if they keeps mishaving ,I wont need a diet lol

      1. Lgali profile image55
        Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        good one

        1. Lgali profile image55
          Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Now i am eating fruits miss my sweets

          1. Lgali profile image55
            Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            yesterday i did eat sweets

    2. Lgali profile image55
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      very nice idea for sugar

    3. Lgali profile image55
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i will do that thanks

  21. profile image0
    Hack Retisposted 8 years ago

    Haha.

    That's only the bad side, I've never met a bad Korean who was free to work for Samsung. Or the other two companies in Korea.

  22. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Actually my son wants to go there , or China the whole culture thing has his undivided attention.
    We have had some great discussions on Communism recently.

    I am so ignorant about South n North Korea ( one part America supports ,the other not?)

    oops sorry which thread is this...yep sorry
    back to brownies smile

  23. profile image0
    Hack Retisposted 8 years ago

    Mm, brownies.

    South Korea is the good one. And communism is the same as capitalism. wink

    North Korea has a fetish for track suits, so I've stricken them off my list of Do-Gooder Nations.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thankyou smile

  24. profile image0
    Hack Retisposted 8 years ago

    It was (a) Know problem. wink

  25. Lisa HW profile image69
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I lived for decades without ever eating anything sugary (except when someone gave me candy for a holiday).  You just get used to not eating it after a while.  The one thing I did do, though, was have a cup of tea every day after lunch and add a single packet of sugar.  I saw it as my "dessert" - and it got the taste of whatever salad I'd eaten (sometimes tuna or egg) away.

    1. Lgali profile image55
      Lgaliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks lisa i think u do not have those sweet teeth we sugar loving prople has..

 
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