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Old 09-12-2013, 12:18 PM   #11
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Sometime after dinner, I often crave something sweet. I give in to it for awhile, but when it becomes too much, I remind myself that that was yesterday and I need to stop for awhile. By ignoring the craving which I found that was just because I had given in to the urge the day before, it's fairly easy to pass on it that next night and by the following night, the craving has passed.

If I want a sweet and have one, I will definitely have the craving the next night, usually at the same time. When I realize that and decide to skip it, it won't bother me again for awhile.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:23 PM   #12
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Many years ago, I used to get cravings for Coca Cola. I started substituting O.J. Now, I might get the urge for a Coke once a year, but usually only if I see one. It's easy to resist, 'cause I don't like the taste of Coke with HFC.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:35 PM   #13
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For me the craving for sweets is purely mental or emotional.

I'm sort of like the little kids you see whining in the grocery store, I want the candy, cake, cookies etc..... If I resist the initial temptation I am soon distracted and the idea passes. If the desire for the same item keeps recurring for several days or weeks I give in and have a controlled portion. The latest craving was for a cinnamon streusel doughnut from the local Wegman's. I stopped last Sunday and got my one doughnut in a little paper bag* and had a mini feast with a glass of ice cold skim milk. A few years ago I would have bought a dozen and wolfed down a couple on the way home, progress! l

*Do any of you feel guilty when they ask you what's in the bag? I don't think the kid believes me. Maybe I don't look like a one doughnut person.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:48 PM   #14
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When I was diagnosed with diabetes I made a deal with the Devil. If I could continue to have sugar in my coffee, I would gladly give up all other sweets. I have never been a dessert person. Maybe about once a year I will see a Mounds bar and buy it. After the first bite, YUK! Too sweet. I make the cakes and all the sweets for the family. I do not lick the beater, or scrape out the bowl, etc. I don't even lick my fingers. Last night I made a large jar of Hershey's syrup for Spike. I have no idea how it tastes. It must have been all right. He was eating it out of the jar with a spoon. It is supposed to be for his nightly dish of ice cream.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:12 PM   #15
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...The latest craving was for a cinnamon streusel doughnut from the local Wegman's. I stopped last Sunday and got my one doughnut in a little paper bag* and had a mini feast with a glass of ice cold skim milk....
I never feel guilty.

If I go to a Dunkin Donuts and order some donuts (never just one) I am comfortable that I am making a smart low calorie choice. Next time you have a minute or two, compare the calorie count for a donut to any of the 'healthy' muffins or breakfast sandwiches of coffee drinks.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:25 PM   #16
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I never feel guilty.

If I go to a Dunkin Donuts and order some donuts (never just one) I am comfortable that I am making a smart low calorie choice. Next time you have a minute or two, compare the calorie count for a donut to any of the 'healthy' muffins or breakfast sandwiches of coffee drinks.
I don't feel guilty about my single doughnut, I always feel like the kid at the checkout will think I have two or three in the bag and that I am attempting to cheat the store!

If I felt guilty about the doughnut I probably would never have gotten fat in the first place!
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:46 PM   #17
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I never feel guilty.

If I go to a Dunkin Donuts and order some donuts (never just one) I am comfortable that I am making a smart low calorie choice. Next time you have a minute or two, compare the calorie count for a donut to any of the 'healthy' muffins or breakfast sandwiches of coffee drinks.
So, so true Andy. That is why the "just the muffin top" became so popular.
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I am trying to gain weight. But I am not hungry very much so I do not eat very much. DA says to eat more pasta and those carbohydrates. I do not like so much of that, because they make my stomach feel too big for me.

I do not like sweets. I love vegetables, however! Mamma never allowed me to have many sweets when I was growing up. She said small people can get fat too quickly when they are still growing.

I like dipping chunks of raw carrots and celery into Ranch Dressing!

I have had doughnuts I did like. I think it was called an eclair? It is a tubular pastry with chocolate on the top and a creamy vanilla filling inside of it.

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I am trying to gain weight. But I am not hungry very much so I do not eat very much. DA says to eat more pasta and those carbohydrates. I do not like so much of that, because they make my stomach feel too big for me.

I do not like sweets. I love vegetables, however! Mamma never allowed me to have many sweets when I was growing up. She said small people can get fat too quickly when they are still growing.

I like dipping chunks of raw carrots and celery into Ranch Dressing!

I have had doughnuts I did like. I think it was called an eclair? It is a tubular pastry with chocolate on the top and a creamy vanilla filling inside of it.

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Aha! Another one who likes Ranch Dressing. I love Hidden Valley dressings. Specially Ranch Dressing. And I will fight you Cat for the éclair.
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So, so true Andy. That is why the "just the muffin top" became so popular.
Oddly enough, I prefer the bottoms. Do you think I could get a job as the designated muffin-bottom-eater?

I am STILL holding out on my donut for when the new shop opens in town. They are waiting on ONE part for their donut-making equipment (each location makes everything on-premise) and they'll be able to hang the "open" sign.
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