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I'm absolutely obsessed with sweets. Have been going crazy with them lately and really need to stop.
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Eating one square of dark chocolate helps me sometimes, but not always. The more sugar a person eats, the more they’ll crave, so cutting down on it can be helpful as long as you still have it in small portions (dark chocolate, for example) if you want it as a treat. Completely cutting it out will feel like you’re depriving yourself, so if you get a chance to eat it, it might be hard to stop.
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As a diabetic cutting out sugar completely is the wise option.I allow myself small amounts of fruit and when I fancy it and need sweet taste I have stevia in my tea or coffee.
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I have been told by an endocrinologist to eat fruit with either protein or fat, to avoid sugar surges in the blood stream.

I eat bananas with crispy peanut butter and blueberries with full cream yogurt.
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This morning I just want to say RESPECT Marylin. This is hard.
I thought I'd got it sussed: 7 days without any sugar no problem. Suddenly this morning... I felt sad, I met someone unexpectedly, and not one but two chocol!ate croissants are sitting nicely in my stomach. With self-satisfied smile on their faces: I knew she couldn't eat healthy for long, we are sooooo desirable.

I thought this wasn't a problem but it is, and I'm able to eat apples without restriction. I wish you lots of courage in supporting your health this way. You rock!!!!!!!!!!

PS Chocolate croissants are actually disgusting. It's just that I didn't like what I had in the pantry and felt too sad to create something better.
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PS Chocolate croissants are actually disgusting.
I never got chocolate croissants. I like dark chocolate alone and croissants alone, but not together.

Note that if you like the above, it may be the butter or cocoa butter in them that is to your liking and not the sugar, and fat is not that unhealthy - it is being exorcised as we speak.
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This morning I just want to say RESPECT Marylin. This is hard.
I thought I'd got it sussed: 7 days without any sugar no problem. Suddenly this morning... I felt sad, I met someone unexpectedly, and not one but two chocol!ate croissants are sitting nicely in my stomach. With self-satisfied smile on their faces: I knew she couldn't eat healthy for long, we are sooooo desirable.

I thought this wasn't a problem but it is, and I'm able to eat apples without restriction. I wish you lots of courage in supporting your health this way. You rock!!!!!!!!!!

PS Chocolate croissants are actually disgusting. It's just that I didn't like what I had in the pantry and felt too sad to create something better.
Don't beat yourself up saidso,it is really hard!I couldn't have resisted the chocolate croissants in the past.I am/was a binge eater.The only reason I can do this is because I have to.I felt so ill cos I was binge eating everything in sight,chocolate,doughnuts,chocolate eclairs,trifle,apple crumble and that was on top of three large meals a day,sometimes fast food and pub lunches,paninis.I was gaining weight and my blood sugar level readings were going through the roof!

I used to be unable to resist all that junk,so I know how hard it was for you to say no to the croissants.Thanks for your confidence in me and for saying that I rock.I have to do this this time as the health of my kidneys is on the line and I do not want serious problems with my kidneys.All I can say is 7 days no sugar allows you the odd croissant treat,or something you might really enjoy,so as I said,don't be hard on yourself.
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I have sugar cravings, when it hits I can be like a mad man, rummaging through all of the cupboards for something sweet.

Most of the time I have control over it. I've never gone cold turkey, I just don't think it;s sustainable. I took the small steps approach. Small swaps and small reductions. from 1 teaspoon on sugar in tea to half a sugar. From a Snickers bar to a Nakd Bar, from milk chocolate to 70% Dark chocolate.

With small lifestyle changes over time you'll have a much better chance of breaking the addiction permanently.
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I tried to give up sugar for Lent one time, but ended up working for a company that had a cake day every month to celebrate birthdays. Just try saying no to cake when the company provides it and everyone else is eating it.
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I'm a diabetic and crave sweets endlessly. And I refuse to use artificial sweeteners. Those are so bad for you. Sugar in moderation is ok. My readings have been doing pretty good lately tho. Almond Joy, and international delight almond joy coffee creamer have been my thing lately. Delicious!! I do eat fruits.. not much on pastries or any of that lately. Or ice cream. Or anything really. Just almond joy. Lol.
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