• coyler

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    Aug 18, 2009 8:50 PM GMT
    I've been trying to overhaul my diet recently,and I've succeeded (somewhat) I've steamed veg coming out of my ears. The problem is I can't find anything after eating that really satisfies my craving for something artificial and sweet? Any ideas lads?....As much as I've tried pumpkin seeds don't do it.

    (It's my first time here- be gentle)
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    Aug 18, 2009 10:51 PM GMT
    So you're having sugar cravings...

    Try and orange, apple, or another fruit. You can also try some honey and cinnamon on whole grain bread or a whole grain waffle honey is a lower glycemic index carb and it's more than sweet enough. Dried fruit is high in sugar, but it's actually pretty good for you as well as long as you don't gulp down the whole bag.
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    Aug 18, 2009 11:54 PM GMT
    never deprive yourself of stuff you like to eat. Everything in moderation. If you crave ice cream, have it. If you want that piece of pie eat it. I dont know why people eliminate all kinds of the favorite foods when they are on a diet.

    The thing is its ok to cheat as long as you have self control. If you eat ice cream one day, then dont have it for the next couple of days at least. Nothing will make you go off a diet faster than eliminating all your indulgences
  • EricLA

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    Aug 19, 2009 12:14 AM GMT
    Agree with Rujock. Depriving yourself is not the answer. Whether you're working out and/or dieting for weight loss or gaining muscle, you can drive yourself crazy if you purge your diet of the things that you enjoy. Obviously, you want your diet to consist as much of healthy foods as possible, but I still indulge in ice cream and candy. I'd love to totally ween off of sugar, but I don't see that happening in the near future. But, I work out consistently and eat well, so why not reward myself from time to time, as long as it doesn't derail my goals?
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    Aug 19, 2009 12:23 AM GMT
    Agreed with the above. If I want some chocolate, I have a small piece, and then nothing for a week. I'm not going to rob myself of something I enjoy, but I'm not going to go overboard with it. I find that over time my cravings diminish anyway.
  • calibro

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    Aug 19, 2009 2:03 AM GMT
    Keep in mind, there are lots of healthy desserts out there. Fruit is a great start. You can eat it on its own, throw it in some low-fat plain yogurt with some oats, or even cook it. Have you ever had a baked apple with a brown sugar and honey glaze with dried cranberries and pecans? it's yum. Also, theres nonfat frozen yogurt out there. And popsicles! Popsicles often have fewer than 100 calories (most of them are like 30-50). Try making your own by freezing your favorite juices with chunks of stuff you like in there. Also, dark chocolate is so good for your heart. You're supposed to consume an ounce of it day.