(On sugar free/low-carb diet)What to eat when I crave sweets?
Topic: (On sugar free/low-carb diet)What to eat when I crave sweets?
December 15, 2019 / By Keir Question:
So I'm not eating sugar since it causes me headaches and general sick feelings. Also, I'm trying to eat low carb, but every now and then, even when I'm not hungry, I crave eating something like candy, which I can't eat. What's some things I could maybe make for myself during these times? Or better yet, what can I do to avoid these cravings? Am I lacking something in my diet?
Best Answers: (On sugar free/low-carb diet)What to eat when I crave sweets?
Henry | 8 days ago
Fruit. Mangos, watermelon, peaches, oranges, grapes are pretty sweet when ripe. And most likely they won't cause the sick feelings other foods do, because sugar doesn't have its normal toxic (similar to alcohol) effects when eaten from fruit.
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Originally Answered: I'm on a low carb diet but i crave cholcolate, badly! anyone know of a low carb chocolate recipe?
get off the low carb diet.
it is not healthy for you. Atkins is a fraud.
Especially if you crave chocolate. You will eventually go off this diet.
Diets don't work because people look at them as short term and say "i'm going on this till I lose 10, 20, 30lbs, etc."
When they go off, they eat like crap and put the weight back on, and usually put on MORE weight because they used a nutritionally and physically unhealthy diet, like atkins or low-carb. which plays havoc with your body as it does not preserve muscle and encourages you to take in large amounts of fat- sugar is only one part of it. The reason you will gain back MORE weight when you go off it- (and eventually you will, your body craves sugar in fruits because it needs it and those things are healthy for you- while chocolate is not) because you will have lost muscle as your body will have not been getting what it needs to help preserve it and support muscle maintenance and growth.
Muscle increases your metabolism. less muscle = more fat (loosely).
I suggest instead to you to read some nutrition books and understand the effect of what you eat on you from a scientific standpoint, not a standpoint of someone giving you false diet information in order to sell thier diet plan.
Develop your own eating plan (I say eating plan because it needs to be a LIFELONG CHANGE, but you develop one you can live with) based on healthy choices, you can even work in a "cheat" day where you can eat your chocolate. Something your current "diet" doesn't have.
A healthier version of chocolate (although it still has high calories and high sugar) than regular chocolate is dark chocolate. Not just "hershey's" crap you see in the commercial- which is actually only 45% or so pure, try lindts 85% pure dark chocolate- it is more bitter than you are used to, but for a better choice than milk chocolate it is not a bad treat so long as you limit yourself.
You are definitely sensitive to sugar and it wouldn't hurt to have your doctor check that out. However we don't need sugar or carbohydrates in general, they were never in early man's diet or even in the few hunter gatherer tribes that exist today.
If you want to handle your cravings there are several tricks and supplements that you can use. I bought a little ebook from amazon a while back that was made for the Kindle reading device. I don't have a Kindle but I downloaded the free kindle for pc app they offer. The thing is super cheap about 99 cents and explains a lot about cravings and impulse control.
The amino acid L-Glutamine and the herb Gymnema Sylvestre as well as several other supplements help to control cravings. The ebook is called "Lose Weight by Turning On the Powerful Enzyme That Controls Fat Burning"
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Maybe you should talk to your doctor first since sugar is essential in anyone's diet and that doesn't sound normal to feel sick when you have sugar. It's understandable to crave sweets since you aren't having any - to avoid cravings I usually like to chew on gum, drink water, or exercise! There's nothing better than killing a craving by going out for a long walk, run or bike ride. By the time you get back the craving will be gone. Craving's usually last 20 minutes then vanish so try to find an activity to get you focused for 20 minutes. Also, if you are craving sweets at night, take a bath!
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ALL of those who answered your question did NOT look to see that you said LOW CARB. Fruit is NOT low carb!!!!! OK.... sugar free pudding is good. Sugar free jello is good. I take whipping cream and add stevia, whip it up into a whipped cream ( a calorie free natural sweetener... GREAT stuff). I add a few nuts for texture... a great no carb dessert. If you want chocolate, then add carob powder... it tastes just like chocolate without all the carbs. Sometimes a diet soft drink can curb those sweet cravings too, but sodas are not very healthy. there are MANY websites that offer recipes for low carb desserts.... try " low carb friends".... it has great low carb recipes!! Pizza, cookies, salads.... loads of good recipes and every one is rated. Good for you that you are eating low carb... it is SO healthy!!!!
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What you eat is not actually the cause of diabetes, but how you live can be. If you sit on the couch all day, your chances of developing diabetes goes up greatly.
Just do the best you can to not gain weight and to maintain an active life style and that will greatly help reduce some of your risks.
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Originally Answered: What should a non diabetics blood sugar be an hour after eating sweets?
The values given are for two hours after eating and they should be 70 - 140 mg/dl ( 3.9 - 7.8 mmol/L ). It's diabetic if it's 200 mg/dl ( 11.1 mmol/L ) or higher two hours after a meal. If you snack all day instead of eating large meals, you just have a more constant glucose level instead of peaking and dropping with the meals, indeed if a diabetic is sick and unable to stay on their regular meals, they are supposed to take in 15 grams of carbohydrates every hour.