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What helps you fight sugar cravings?

Commented on November 29, 2013
Created November 21, 2013 at 3:04 AM

So for the past two years, we've been paleo. And I've been doing so well! I'll have a bad day every now and then but usually I can hop right back onto the train and move on from there.

Weeeell...I'm now 26 weeks pregnant and I am eating EVERYTHING. I swear, I don't even feel cravings coming on or even realize they are cravings until I'm halfway through a pepsi and a bag of gummi bears. And it won't go away! It's like I just can't stop. One day after the next after the next I am constantly craving sugar. I've been keeping sugar dates and fruit around the house, but I just can't seem to kick it =( And my poor husband is a total enabler. He usually isn't but who wants to tell their pregnant wife to put down the gummi bears? I've only gained 8 pounds so far so I'm not super worried, but I feel so unhealthy and my energy is gone. What do you do to kick the sugar cravings? I have noticed I stay fuller for longer if I eat a large protein-y breakfast paired with cod liver oil. But the sugars keep coming back!

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i agree about using bacon as a lever to get guacamole in your mouth. that's the best and only way to eat it!

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on November 29, 2013
at 03:12 PM

Im a guy so I can't really say anything about pregnancy.. but from what i've read pregnancy cravings are caused by hormonal swings which are usually a sign of mineral or even vitamin deficiency... you may want to ask caltonnutrition.com, they're THE experts on micronutrients and they may know what your body's craving ;) also, dark chocolate is amazing. and fresh cooked bacon dipped in homemade guacamole I swear to you makes everything else taste like dirt. :)

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on November 29, 2013
at 07:53 PM

i agree about using bacon as a lever to get guacamole in your mouth. that's the best and only way to eat it!

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on November 29, 2013
at 11:44 AM

  • Give in a little. Eat a bit of what you’re craving, maybe a small cookie or a fun-size candy bar.
  • Combine foods. If the idea of stopping at a cookie or a baby candy bar seems impossible, you can still fill yourself up and satisfy a sugar craving, too.
  • Keep fruit handy for when sugar cravings hit.

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on November 22, 2013
at 02:10 PM

IMHO you need to kill the cravings for sugar, not appease them. You need to keep some fatty meat within reach at all times. Rotissere chicken, smoked salmon, fatty steak, etc. etc. These are very satisfying and hopefully will help.

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on November 22, 2013
at 01:42 PM

My FAVOURITE guilt-free sweet-craving-slayer - a carrot or two, steamed and thrown in a food processor with some butter and cinnamon. Lovely. For mega indulgence (!) throw in some unsweetened cocoa powder and some chopped nuts. It's like a brownie.

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on November 21, 2013
at 05:28 AM

I've never been pregnant but I like natutally sweet fatty foods... for instance, milkshake with full fat coconut milk and pineapple

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