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Losing weight w a sweet tooth?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 16, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Eating SAD, I'd prefer a cake w icecream over a juice steak and asparagus any day. Now, of course, the cake and icecream is cut out, and I do pretty well w my meat and veggies, but sometimes., almost daily, I get the sweet-tweek-tick. I have cut out exotic fruits (i.e: bananas), so sometimes I'll eat a spoonful of almond butter, but what kind of suggestions would you have?

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on May 17, 2012
at 07:11 AM

Oh it was intentional ;)

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on May 17, 2012
at 03:11 AM

Alliteration FTW. (Maybe it wasn't intentional, but "b" stands for "badass foods"!)

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on May 17, 2012
at 01:50 AM

SAD= Standard american douchebag or diet. Depends on your mood.

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on May 17, 2012
at 01:48 AM

SAD = Standard American douchebag

D613cc4b9409009d5735a23e9fec5886

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on May 16, 2012
at 11:26 PM

Where do you get this crazy healthy chocolate?

D613cc4b9409009d5735a23e9fec5886

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on May 16, 2012
at 11:26 PM

What about blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, pomegranates, oranges? I enjoy these all and I have a sweet tooth too.

D613cc4b9409009d5735a23e9fec5886

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on May 16, 2012
at 11:25 PM

I'm new to Paleo - what's SAD?

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on May 16, 2012
at 10:02 PM

I do something similar.... couple pieces of 85% cocoa bar, melted with some coconut oil (and sometimes a bit of unsweetened shredded coconut) then add a spoon of almond butter.... Paleo Almond Joy. =)

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on May 16, 2012
at 09:17 PM

How much fat do you eat? I have a sweet tooth as well and I find that with enough fat (60%-ish, I've found), I don't have the issue. Eat down below 50%, and I want sweets.

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on May 16, 2012
at 09:14 PM

I will second this. Strawberries are super sweet tasting and actually one of the lowest sugar fruits you can have.

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on May 16, 2012
at 09:08 PM

I agree with this. I had a major sweet tooth when I was on a SAD diet. Sweets were cut out when I started paleo and the sweet cravings stopped. The sweetest thing I eat is the occasional treat of dark chocolate (85%).

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at 08:19 PM

I have read it that if you crave sweet things you need to supplement vitamin B and something else. Like chromium picolate and dgl.

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Cccb899526fb5908f64176e0a74ed2d9

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on May 16, 2012
at 08:00 PM

Honestly? Cold turkey (literally and figuratively). Stop exposing yourself to sweet foods and you might find that you've lost your addiction to them.

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on May 16, 2012
at 09:08 PM

I agree with this. I had a major sweet tooth when I was on a SAD diet. Sweets were cut out when I started paleo and the sweet cravings stopped. The sweetest thing I eat is the occasional treat of dark chocolate (85%).

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on May 16, 2012
at 08:55 PM

Berries. BERRIES! I eat a ton of them. And there are all coming into season (in winter I buy the frozen kind and heat them up for like a berry-soup dessert). And if you are doing dairy, they are great with yoghurt.

193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

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on May 16, 2012
at 09:14 PM

I will second this. Strawberries are super sweet tasting and actually one of the lowest sugar fruits you can have.

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on May 16, 2012
at 09:02 PM

Coconut milk in my coffee seems to help cravings for sweet things. Although, coconut would probably be counted as exotic too. xD It's probably better than caving into the SAD foods, though? I have been doing okay on a high fat diet so far.. but then again, I'm only on day five. O.o

I'm just now starting to get those sweet cravings. I just had coffee with heavy cream (I'm out of coconut milk) and it seems to help a bit.

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on May 16, 2012
at 08:01 PM

I love coconut oil and cocoa powder with a little splenda or stevia. its quick and you can add it to almond butter and bananas for a great snack. its not something I would have all the time but it is better than processed candy bars or ice cream. I have also heard of some people making there own ice cream with coconut milk in this forum..you might want to try that.

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on May 16, 2012
at 10:02 PM

I do something similar.... couple pieces of 85% cocoa bar, melted with some coconut oil (and sometimes a bit of unsweetened shredded coconut) then add a spoon of almond butter.... Paleo Almond Joy. =)

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on May 17, 2012
at 03:23 AM

I've been at this for 6 weeks and am happy to tell you that the cravings subside! They really do - and I loved sweets as well. To get through bad cravings, I put a big of yummy raw almond butter on an apple or had a bit of raw chocolate as others recommend. It does get better!

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on May 17, 2012
at 12:33 AM

As a newbie myself I find that when I crave sweets if I eat some sort of fat the cravings go away. It helps a lot with cravings for sweets. Good luck

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on May 17, 2012
at 12:23 AM

This will take patience and practice. It will take time to undo a lifetime of addiction to the sweet taste. Remove temptation from your house

I find that eating high quality satisfying meals with plenty of beef, butter, bacon, balsamic vinegar and big ass salads, fills me up and eliminates the urge to snack period.

Dc7c704e93deb37d38d6574a2a5270c9

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on May 17, 2012
at 07:11 AM

Oh it was intentional ;)

0daf6320dc6e899789163f3c0f179628

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on May 17, 2012
at 03:11 AM

Alliteration FTW. (Maybe it wasn't intentional, but "b" stands for "badass foods"!)

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on May 16, 2012
at 11:20 PM

I treat myself almost everyday with one cube of a raw chocolate bar (over 80 percent cacao) sweetened with gula java. I find eating raw chocolate really helps my sweet tooth, because the taste is so intense that you don't want to eat more than a tiny bit (sometimes I eat 3 cubes and that really makes my heart race). Also because there is no sugar in it, it doesn't wake the sugar craving.

D613cc4b9409009d5735a23e9fec5886

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on May 16, 2012
at 11:26 PM

Where do you get this crazy healthy chocolate?

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