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Re: sugar cravings(some ideas)

Posted by CarolAnn on December 24, 1999, at 12:31:31

In reply to sugar cravings, posted by Elizabeth on December 24, 1999, at 0:35:45

Elizabeth, I had horrible, uncontrollable, sweets cravings when I went off Prozac. I did end up gaining a lot of weight, but mainly because my depression was so bad that I just didn't have the energy to even think about finding ways to stop eating sweets.
Anyway, here are some ideas that I have *since* come up with:
First, try to make sure that you never allow yourself to get really hungry, this is when you are most vulnerable.

When you have an uncontrollable craving, don't keep trying to deny it, you *will* give in.
Instead, tell yourself that you can have the sweet, but before you start eating, drink the largest glass of water you can stand. You will still probably eat the stuff, but you should be satified with a much smaller portion then if you hadn't had the water.

Find a recipe for something that you can make with sugar substitute(there are books that tell which ones work best and how much substitute to use for the amount of sugar in the recipe), even if you only cut out half the sugar, it will make a huge difference in calories. Keep experimenting until you find a recipe that really, really, satifies your cravings. It's good if you can make something that travels well, so you can be prepared for away from home cravings, this will help you avoid impulse candy buying. Some tips about recipes:

Peanut butter is a great base because it is high protein and fat(the healthy kind of fat), which will get you full faster and keep you full longer.

In recipes that call for any kind of oil or melted butter or margarin, I have found that I can substitute extra light olive oil, sounds gross, but it really doesn't add any kind of distinctive taste. Even though it has the same amount of fat as others, Olive oil is the "good" kind of fat, that actually decreases cholesterol.

Hope at least some of this helps!CarolAnn




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