Go Back   FitDay Discussion Boards > WOMEN’S ONLY CORNER > Support group for just women
Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-19-2010, 05:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
cjohnson728's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,083
Exclamation Careful!

Check your calories on the almonds...1 oz. is 160 calories and that is 22-24 nuts, way less than a cup (unless you are talking about a cup with the almonds still in the shell).

According to FitDay, 1 cup of almonds (no shells) is over 800 calories.
__________________
Cassie

And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
-John Steinbeck

Last edited by cjohnson728; 02-19-2010 at 05:50 PM.
cjohnson728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 02:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: florida
Posts: 10
Default

hey - I'm new here, but hadta say I'm definitely in the same boat as you. Way addicted to sugar.

I tend to go by the 14 day slogan - if I can resist and/or try something new for a consistent 14 days, it becomes habit and much easier to maintain. Now if only I can get 14 sugar-free days under my belt..literally..
mailey84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 08:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Lizzycritter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 687
Default

Struggling with the sugar demon too. As soon as I clean out the cupboards, someone else in the house brings more in....hard to slay that demon with children in the house, Valentine's day school parties, Easter coming up soon, and overly generous grandmas on both sides......HELP!! lol
Lizzycritter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 09:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 269
Default

Yup, ladies, me too. If I totally gave up sugar, I'd never have to track my calories. But then, I wouldn't have the privilege of giving and receiving support from you all. Amazing, how my defense mechanism of rationalization sounds so...rational to me!

For me, sugar is absolutely an addiction and there's a real physical component. Usually when I do buy sweets I get the individual serving sizes in VERY limited quantities. That way I let the manufacturer limit my portion size. I pay more but it helps. I agree with everyone else that not eating it in the first place will lessen the cravings as time goes on. I just haven't hit that level of readiness to totally abstain forever. Yet. But I usually limit myself to once a week when I am trying to decrease body fat.
__________________
Beth
Starting Date: 12/28/09

Current Weight: 5# heavier since I stopped using fitday!
Built is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2010, 04:55 AM   #15 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3
Default

Hi,, i have strtuggled with the same trouble,, sweets,, but,, i have found that once i stop eating them,, the cravings go away,, try to fight it off for two whole days, and you should notice the cravings stop... it is one of those things that the more you have,, the more you want,,,i also found that a very tiny treat,, like a sucker,, goes a long way to satisfying,,, and takes a while to eat ,,and is low calories,,, good luck,
mytime50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2010, 09:29 AM   #16 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 52
Default

Hi ,

I do the dieet Atkins and you can't eat sucker than . So maybe you can try that i do it now and in the first two weeks it is hard because you have to kick off the sucker than later on you don't want to have any sucker .
Our just don't by sucker products in your home ....
__________________
Everybody is different but everybody is even important - Winnie the pooh
monnikjuh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2010, 10:41 AM   #17 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: florida
Posts: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mytime50 View Post
Hi,, i have strtuggled with the same trouble,, sweets,, but,, i have found that once i stop eating them,, the cravings go away,, try to fight it off for two whole days, and you should notice the cravings stop... it is one of those things that the more you have,, the more you want,,,i also found that a very tiny treat,, like a sucker,, goes a long way to satisfying,,, and takes a while to eat ,,and is low calories,,, good luck,

yowza! i wish it only took 2 days for me to kick the cravings for sweet thangs - it def takes me at least 14 days to create the habit of not needing them
__________________

"if you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them" - the Dalai Lama
mailey84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2010, 02:39 PM   #18 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 10
Default

Sugar and bread are my downfalls so I just stay far away from both of them. lol And believe, it's easier said than done. I do use sugar in my AM coffee but have cut it way down...and when I get to work I use Splenda. Not a big fan of Splenda or Equal products so I limit my use of them.


I have found that once your body adjusts to not having that sugar, the cravings do go away. The key is not to reintroduce your body to sugar or it will begin to crave it again.
flkim68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2010, 01:18 PM   #19 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1
Default

Try raw Green Smoothies.
Atti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2010, 02:28 PM   #20 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 52
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mailey84 View Post
yowza! i wish it only took 2 days for me to kick the cravings for sweet thangs - it def takes me at least 14 days to create the habit of not needing them
I'ts like putton a button in you're head around . I deletes al sucker thing's from my kitchen ( and home ) , so i don't have it so i can't eat it . The only diffeculty is not buy them
__________________
Everybody is different but everybody is even important - Winnie the pooh
monnikjuh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
glycemic index, sugar, sweetener, temptation

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2