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Old Wives Tale Sweet Tooth Pregnancy
I'm a 35 year old male. I've a sweet tooth. How can I control my sweet cravings? Are there any preventive foods or measures?
Rule out diabetes: Get a fasting a1c, glucose and a 2 hr post meal glucose. If you have diabetes in the family, are losing wt, urinating frequently. If none of the above and your work up is negative, then follow a hypoglycemia diet: frequent small meals consisting of protein and complex carbs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Sweet tooth..: Who doesn't like sweet things? :) it just tastes so good. But it does have it cons. Here're some tips: waiting too long between meals can create cravings, so eat regularly. Combine foods with healthy choice combinations. Reach for fruit as often as you can. If all else fails, you can still give in a little - try to eat only a tiny bit of what you're craving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moderation: Having some sweets is ok (unless you're diabetic). Just like anything else, you need to moderate it with other foods. For example, have something sweet for dessert 1-2x/week and when you do, 1) get a normal-size portion and 2) take your time to savor and enjoy it. Avoid eating sweets for snacks because it's hard to keep track of the quantity. And, of course, follow a diet and exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't Start!: Sugars and simple carbs cause your blood sugar to rise quickly, which leads to a spike in Insulin and then your blood sugar plummets, and you feel yourself craving more sugar. Avoid this roller-coaster by never getting on it in the first place! Avoid sugar, white flour, pasta and rice. Smooth out blood sugar levels by eating small amounts of complex carbs + more protein and non-vegetable fats. ...Read more
Portion control: I think the above answer does well for your first question, but in answer to your second question - you can eat some things that are sweet, so long as you manage how many that you eat. In other words, talk to your doctor or get an appointment with a nutritionist about "carb counting." for more info, see http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/carb-counting/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I am trying to loose 10lbs in a month. I cut off sugar but now I have a sweet tooth what can I eat or do without gaining weight?
Nutritionist: That is not an insignificant amount of weight to lose in a relatively short period of time. Your best bet would be to consult with a nutritionist or weight management center for medically supervised weight loss. Deprivation leading to cravings may well contribute to yoyo dieting with weight swings in both directions. This isn't healthy. Please consider appropriate supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a diabetic and I still have a craving for sweets very often, is there any substitutes for the sweet tooth that are a healthier choice?
Talk to dietitian: You should be able to find a lot of sweet recipes for diabetics using substitute sugars or artificial sweeteners such as xylitol, look online and ask your doctor he may have a lot of resources for you as well. A dietitian could be very helpful and your insurance could cover some of the cost. Stay well, dr mokbel (scdentalimplants. Com). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I have been having hot flushes for a few months now, mostly after having some sweets (got a sweet tooth) 3-4 times a day. Could this diabetes?
I have never had a sweet tooth and when I rarely do eat anything relatively sweet (fruit/deserts) I get very weak, faint, and nauseous, why?
What sort of exercises and diet plans can someone with a "sweet tooth" do when they desire to lose weight?
Cut carbs!: A high carb diet causes blood sugar swings that make you hungrier and crave more sweets. So try to cut out all sweets and most breads, pastries, pastas, white potatoes. Stick with lean protein, "good" fats (olive oils, nuts) to reduce hunger, and veggies and fruits. Allow yourself one small sweet daily if you feel deprived (like some dark chocolate), do cardio and/or weight-training daily! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would you recommend pure stevioside, and/or to one with a sweet tooth? (or advice for "pulling" the sweet tooth... If no to the above)
No science to affim: Vitamin d assists in the absorption of calcium for development of strong bones. Seafood, dairy, eggs, whole grains and sunlight are sources for vitamin d. It may also promote serotonin production, a neurotransmitter that increases a sense of well-being. Low serotonin levels are related to mood swings which can result in sugar cravings in some individuals thus the connection to a sweet tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a sweet tooth, how can I break my addiction before I become extremely overweight and diabetic?
I have hypothyroid and a sweet tooth is it possible to get diabetes by eating to much candy and how to avoid?
Candy: Yes it is possible to get diabetes from eating too much candy but that does occur in all those who eat to much candy. That said, too much candy is too much for you. There are many nutritious foods that are much less likely to result in diabetes. If there is a family history of diabetes you should be even more careful with candy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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