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Toddlers_mom
 
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I never had the issue of being overweight under recently.
Probably started with left over haloween candy from last year.
I started eating choclates after lunch and that became a habit.
i got so used to it, now I am craving for a dessert after every meal.
(How much ever full I am)
I tried to replace it with fruits, but I still crave until I get some
thing sugary. Also, I cannot just stop on one, I tend to eat a handful.

Cookies/candy/choclates anything is fine as long as it is sugary. Any
suggestions to curb this?
Thanks

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Toddlers_mom wrote:

> I tried to replace it with fruits, but I still crave until I get some
> thing sugary.


Fruit is pretty sugary, I'm surprised that doesn't do it for you.


>Also, I cannot just stop on one, I tend to eat a handful.
>
> Cookies/candy/choclates anything is fine as long as it is sugary. Any
> suggestions to curb this?


The fact is, in order to curb it you need to develop some self control
and learn to either ignore it or to stop after just one piece.

Start with throwing out all the cookies/candy/chocolates and don't buy
any more.

You'll live.



Dawn






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"Toddlers_mom" >, if that's their real name, wrote:

>I never had the issue of being overweight under recently.
>Probably started with left over haloween candy from last year.
>I started eating choclates after lunch and that became a habit.
>i got so used to it, now I am craving for a dessert after every meal.
>(How much ever full I am)
>I tried to replace it with fruits, but I still crave until I get some
>thing sugary. Also, I cannot just stop on one, I tend to eat a handful.
>
>Cookies/candy/choclates anything is fine as long as it is sugary. Any
>suggestions to curb this?


When I want dessert, I usually make sugar-free Jell-O, and pour heavy cream
over the top (tastes MUCH better with cream). I have no idea if that would
help in your situation or not, but it might be worth a try.

Carol
--
"Years ago my mother used to say to me... She'd say,
'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

*James Stewart* in the 1950 movie, _Harvey_
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"Toddlers_mom" > wrote in message
oups.com...
>I never had the issue of being overweight under recently.
> Probably started with left over haloween candy from last year.
> I started eating choclates after lunch and that became a habit.
> i got so used to it, now I am craving for a dessert after every meal.
> (How much ever full I am)
> I tried to replace it with fruits, but I still crave until I get some
> thing sugary. Also, I cannot just stop on one, I tend to eat a handful.
>
> Cookies/candy/choclates anything is fine as long as it is sugary. Any
> suggestions to curb this?
> Thanks
>


I have the same problem. Gum helps.

Elisa


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"Elisa" > wrote in
:

>
> "Toddlers_mom" > wrote in message
> oups.com...
> >I never had the issue of being overweight under recently.
> > Probably started with left over haloween candy from last year.
> > I started eating choclates after lunch and that became a habit.
> > i got so used to it, now I am craving for a dessert after every
> > meal. (How much ever full I am)
> > I tried to replace it with fruits, but I still crave until I get
> > some thing sugary. Also, I cannot just stop on one, I tend to eat
> > a handful.
> >
> > Cookies/candy/choclates anything is fine as long as it is sugary.
> > Any suggestions to curb this?
> > Thanks
> >

>
> I have the same problem. Gum helps.
>
> Elisa
>
>
>


Low Calorie desserts? Smaller portions? Walking?

@@@@@ Now You're Cooking! Export Format

Alan's Dreamsicle Delight Pie

desserts, pies

1 large tub Cool Whip; least 12 oz.)
1 pkg (8 oz.) fat free cream cheese, softened
1 small box sugar free vanilla pudding
1 small box box sugar-free orange gelatin
1 small can pineapple tidbits (i used crushed)
1 small can mandarin orange slices
1 low-fat graham cracker crust

Cream together the container of cool whip with the fat-free cream cheese.
Blend until smooth. Add vanilla pudding and orange gelatin over mixture
slowly and mix well until very smooth. Gently fold in pineapple and
orange slices, pour into pie shell and refridgerate several hours (4+) or
overnight.

I used 1 tub of cool whip for the filling (the ultra fat free). I
garnished
from another tub of cool whip (the low fat).

You can substitute different fruits and different jello's or serve this
parfait style. Cocoa in the garnishing coolwhip is a nice change.


Use a chocolate crumb or graham Waffer Crumb pie shell.

Awsome taste.

Contributor: Alan Boles

Yield: 2 skimpy pies or 1 heaped/mounded pie

Preparation Time: 15 minutes plus 4 hours+ setting-up time.



** Exported from Now You're Cooking! v5.66 **



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No Bread Crumbs were hurt in the making of this Meal.
Type 2 Diabetic 1AC 5.6mmol or 101mg/dl
Continuing to be Manitoban


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"Toddlers_mom" > wrote:
>Cookies/candy/choclates anything is fine as long as it is sugary. Any
>suggestions to curb this?
>Thanks
>

My wife has said something to this effect on occasion. I'll see if
she has any suggesstions.
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"Dawn" > wrote in message
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: Fruit is pretty sugary, I'm surprised that doesn't do it for you.
:
:
:

its not CHOCOLATE!


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rosie read n' post
 
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THANKS ALAN!
i will give it a try.................dawn's WILLPOWER thing doesn't
work for me!








"Hahabogus" > wrote in message
...
: "Elisa" > wrote in
: :
:
: >
: > "Toddlers_mom" > wrote in message
: > oups.com...
: > >I never had the issue of being overweight under recently.
: > > Probably started with left over haloween candy from last year.
: > > I started eating choclates after lunch and that became a
habit.
: > > i got so used to it, now I am craving for a dessert after
every
: > > meal. (How much ever full I am)
: > > I tried to replace it with fruits, but I still crave until I
get
: > > some thing sugary. Also, I cannot just stop on one, I tend to
eat
: > > a handful.
: > >
: > > Cookies/candy/choclates anything is fine as long as it is
sugary.
: > > Any suggestions to curb this?
: > > Thanks
: > >
: >
: > I have the same problem. Gum helps.
: >
: > Elisa
: >
: >
: >
:
: Low Calorie desserts? Smaller portions? Walking?
:
: @@@@@ Now You're Cooking! Export Format
:
: Alan's Dreamsicle Delight Pie
:
: desserts, pies
:
: 1 large tub Cool Whip; least 12 oz.)
: 1 pkg (8 oz.) fat free cream cheese, softened
: 1 small box sugar free vanilla pudding
: 1 small box box sugar-free orange gelatin
: 1 small can pineapple tidbits (i used crushed)
: 1 small can mandarin orange slices
: 1 low-fat graham cracker crust
:
: Cream together the container of cool whip with the fat-free cream
cheese.
: Blend until smooth. Add vanilla pudding and orange gelatin over
mixture
: slowly and mix well until very smooth. Gently fold in pineapple
and
: orange slices, pour into pie shell and refridgerate several hours
(4+) or
: overnight.
:
: I used 1 tub of cool whip for the filling (the ultra fat free). I
: garnished
: from another tub of cool whip (the low fat).
:
: You can substitute different fruits and different jello's or serve
this
: parfait style. Cocoa in the garnishing coolwhip is a nice change.
:
:
: Use a chocolate crumb or graham Waffer Crumb pie shell.
:
: Awsome taste.
:
: Contributor: Alan Boles
:
: Yield: 2 skimpy pies or 1 heaped/mounded pie
:
: Preparation Time: 15 minutes plus 4 hours+ setting-up time.
:
:
:
: ** Exported from Now You're Cooking! v5.66 **
:
:
:
: --
: No Bread Crumbs were hurt in the making of this Meal.
: Type 2 Diabetic 1AC 5.6mmol or 101mg/dl
: Continuing to be Manitoban


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In article >,
"rosie read n' post" > wrote:

> "Dawn" > wrote in message
> ...
>
> :
> : Fruit is pretty sugary, I'm surprised that doesn't do it for you.
> :
> :
> :
>
> its not CHOCOLATE!


I'm with you. My brain is smart enough to know the difference between
quality chocolate and half a banana.

When I want to cut back I will eat a little bit of the treat to satisfy
the craving and then go and floss and brush my teeth. The taste of
toothpaste/mouthwash will keep me from eating treats for quite a while.
Then do something to keep busy - do not sit in front of the candy dish.

marcella


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: Then do something to keep busy - do not sit in front of the candy
dish.
:
: marcella

awwwwwwwwwwwww, your no fun!


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"Marcella Peek" > wrote in message
...
: In article >,
: "rosie read n' post" > wrote:
:
: > "Dawn" > wrote in message
: > ...
: >
: > :
: > : Fruit is pretty sugary, I'm surprised that doesn't do it for
you.
: > :
: > :
: > :
: >
: > its not CHOCOLATE!
:
: I'm with you. My brain is smart enough to know the difference
between
: quality chocolate and half a banana.
:
: When I want to cut back I will eat a little bit of the treat to
satisfy
: the craving and then go and floss and brush my teeth. The taste
of
: toothpaste/mouthwash will keep me from eating treats for quite a
while.


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Toddlers_mom wrote:
> I never had the issue of being overweight under recently.
> Probably started with left over haloween candy from last year.
> I started eating choclates after lunch and that became a habit.
> i got so used to it, now I am craving for a dessert after every meal.
> (How much ever full I am)
> I tried to replace it with fruits, but I still crave until I get some
> thing sugary. Also, I cannot just stop on one, I tend to eat a
> handful.
>
> Cookies/candy/choclates anything is fine as long as it is sugary. Any
> suggestions to curb this?
> Thanks


Sugar free candy. Russell Stovers makes some nice chocolate ones. Just
don't eat the entire bag/box. One or two, the craving should disappear.
Also consider sucking on a sugar-free hard candy. (shut up, Sheldon!)

Jill


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Toddlers_mom wrote:
> I never had the issue of being overweight under recently.
> Probably started with left over haloween candy from last year.
> I started eating choclates after lunch and that became a habit.
> i got so used to it, now I am craving for a dessert after every
> meal.
> (How much ever full I am)
> I tried to replace it with fruits, but I still crave until I get
> some
> thing sugary. Also, I cannot just stop on one, I tend to eat a
> handful.
>
> Cookies/candy/choclates anything is fine as long as it is sugary.
> Any
> suggestions to curb this?
> Thanks


If I may be so bold, I would suggest a trip to your doctor first thing
to check your blood sugar. There is a linkage between cravings for
sweets and elevated blood sugar counts. I'm not suggesting that is
the case in your instance, but it might be wise to rule adult onset
diabetes out. Secondly, perhaps try some sugar-free candy (watch out
for the laxative effect!); there are some fairly good chocolates and
other candies out there. My wife particularly likes the sugar-free
licorice from Dutch Sweets (mail-order from the Internet). Sometimes
a piece of gum will kill the craving for me. Best thing to do is just
don't bring it into the house. Easier said than done, I know, but it
would not be possible for me to pass up a bowl of peanut M&Ms if they
were right in front of me. Good luck with your battle.

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bloodshed" - Mao Zedong

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"jmcquown" >, if that's their real name, wrote:

>Sugar free candy. Russell Stovers makes some nice chocolate ones. Just
>don't eat the entire bag/box. One or two, the craving should disappear.


If you do eat the whole bag, be prepared to live on the toilet for a few
hours.

>Also consider sucking on a sugar-free hard candy. (shut up, Sheldon!)


I'm almost finished with a bag of "Go Lightly" chocolate mint hard candies.
They're quite good. Gotta remember where I found them. WalMart?

OT: I use them at bedtime. I just keep one in my mouth all night long
(it's still there in the morning!) to handle the dry mouth I get from one
of my medications. Helps keep the saliva flowing. I got tired of waking
up during the night, unable to swallow. By using sugar-free, I'm hoping
that I won't harm my teeth during the night.

Carol
--
"Years ago my mother used to say to me... She'd say,
'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

*James Stewart* in the 1950 movie, _Harvey_
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In article .com>,
"Toddlers_mom" > wrote:

> I never had the issue of being overweight under recently.
> Probably started with left over haloween candy from last year.
> I started eating choclates after lunch and that became a habit.
> i got so used to it, now I am craving for a dessert after every meal.
> (How much ever full I am)
> I tried to replace it with fruits, but I still crave until I get some
> thing sugary. Also, I cannot just stop on one, I tend to eat a handful.
>
> Cookies/candy/choclates anything is fine as long as it is sugary. Any
> suggestions to curb this?
> Thanks


Why would you want to curb it? Why not eat desserts that are made with
Splenda? There are also more and more low carb candies on the market.
For example, Russell Stover makes a line of low carb candies. I just ate
one of their pecan delights and its very good.


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x-no-archive: yes

I agree with the idea of having sweets, but limiting portions. I prefer
1-2 small pieces of real dark chocolate (eg Dove miniatures) to most
manufactured "diet" desserts, although I happen to like one kind of
Weight Watchers ice cream bar., the 1-point fudge bar. But usually, a
small chocolate plus an espresso (or one grappa or brandy-- although
maybe you don't want to go there) does it for me, and I've been losing
weight. It's your total numbers for the day that count.

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On 4 Mar 2005 18:48:29 -0800, "Toddlers_mom" >
wrote:

>I never had the issue of being overweight under recently.
>Probably started with left over haloween candy from last year.
>I started eating choclates after lunch and that became a habit.
>i got so used to it, now I am craving for a dessert after every meal.
>(How much ever full I am)
>I tried to replace it with fruits, but I still crave until I get some
>thing sugary. Also, I cannot just stop on one, I tend to eat a handful.
>
>Cookies/candy/choclates anything is fine as long as it is sugary. Any
>suggestions to curb this?
>Thanks


Weirdly, I have discovered that one tiny Chinese ginger-flavored sweet
(the jelly-like kind, I find them in the Asian food shop nearby)
satisfies completely my after-lunch sweet craving, whereas a big chunk
of delicious (Swiss) chocolate doesn't.

Nathalie in Switzerland

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Melba's Jammin' >, if that's their real name,
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>In article >,
wrote:
>>
>> OT: I use them at bedtime. I just keep one in my mouth all night long
>> (it's still there in the morning!)


Ya know, Barb, taking this out of context, one might come to some
interesting conclusions.

>Good Lord! Don't choke!


Nah, the CHOCOLATE MINT HARD CANDIES stay right where I put them. In my
cheek, like chewing tobacco.

Carol
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"Years ago my mother used to say to me... She'd say,
'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

*James Stewart* in the 1950 movie, _Harvey_
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"Damsel in dis Dress" > wrote

> Nah, the CHOCOLATE MINT HARD CANDIES stay right where I put them. In my
> cheek, like chewing tobacco.


Does your dentist know about that habit?

nancy




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"Nancy Young" >, if that's their real name, wrote:

>"Damsel in dis Dress" > wrote
>
>> Nah, the CHOCOLATE MINT HARD CANDIES stay right where I put them. In my
>> cheek, like chewing tobacco.

>
>Does your dentist know about that habit?


The candies are sugar free. Still haven't found a dentist down here, but
should be able to start getting some work done on the ol' toofers in April
or May. You're a good egg for caring, Nance.

Carol
--
"Years ago my mother used to say to me... She'd say,
'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

*James Stewart* in the 1950 movie, _Harvey_
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Re sweets craving; If it is chocolate, you can combine that with fruit.
For example, bananas dipped in cocoa powder.

Or you could make yourself a cup of cocoa, which is going to be less
trouble than candy.

Good luck.

Greg Zywicki

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I'll second the gum idea-just start chewing as soon as you're done with
your regular meal, clear the dishes and get out of the kitchen quickly!

Also, many people swear by taking chromium picolinate supplements to
reduce sugar cravings.

(I have found that getting older has reduced my sweet tooth-but the
damage to my weight has already been done-so this is not the best
solution!)

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"Linda" >, if that's their real name, wrote:

>I'll second the gum idea-just start chewing as soon as you're done with
>your regular meal, clear the dishes and get out of the kitchen quickly!


Here's another strategy. When you're done eating, go brush your teeth and
rinse with Listerine. You won't want anything to eat for quite awhile.

Carol
--
"Years ago my mother used to say to me... She'd say,
'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

*James Stewart* in the 1950 movie, _Harvey_
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Good low-fat desserts:

Non-fat vanilla yogurt with a little chocolate syrup mixed in
Applesauce with non fat cool whip
A handful of Cocoa Puffs or some other sweet cereal
Sugar-free popsicles
Sugar-free hot cocoa

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On 4 Mar 2005 18:48:29 -0800, "Toddlers_mom" >
wrote:

>I never had the issue of being overweight under recently.
>Probably started with left over haloween candy from last year.
>I started eating choclates after lunch and that became a habit.
>i got so used to it, now I am craving for a dessert after every meal.
>(How much ever full I am)
>I tried to replace it with fruits, but I still crave until I get some
>thing sugary. Also, I cannot just stop on one, I tend to eat a handful.
>
>Cookies/candy/choclates anything is fine as long as it is sugary. Any
>suggestions to curb this?
>Thanks


I keep small chocolates in the freezer, and when I crave it I get out
a couple of hersheys kisses, or a mini kitkat and that helps keep
consumption down.

You can't do it after EVERY meal, but what about having a small tub of
fruit or yoghurt for your dessert... eat it with a teaspoon.

~Karen aka Kajikit
Crafts, cats, and chocolate - the three essentials of life
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Even better, eat it with a demitasse spoon. They're tiny!

But I sympathize. I'm fighting the same demon, and the same cravings at
the same times of day. Several people have made some great suggestions,
here. Finishing your meal and getting out of the kitchen quickly is
probably one of the best. So is brushing your teeth and using mouthwash
right away. Good dental hygiene, too. =o)

Melissa

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