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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?

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 more

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Why is it that I have a sweet tooth after I was sick?

Why is it that I have a sweet tooth after I was sick?

Sweet tooth: If you mean you are having sensitivity when you eat sweets you need to see a dentist for an exam. If you mean you are craving sweets, try to resume a normal healthy diet. You can treat yourself a bit but eat healthily. ...Read more

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What is the reasoning behind a sweet tooth?

What is the reasoning behind a sweet tooth?

No such thing really: The human body just needs sugar, and some people feel they need it more. The brainneeds sugar to operate completely but some people get the urge to eat too much and have trouble stopping. ...Read more

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Atkins diet and sweet tooth help! How to stop this?

Atkins diet and sweet tooth help! How to stop this?

Dark chocolate: 85% dark chocolate is healthy to eat and easy on your diet/teeth. Dark chocolate has ingredients that lower blood pressure and improve your immune system. Any dark chocolate that is over 75% cocoa is good to eat in moderation. ...Read more

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How to control my sweet tooth?

How to control my sweet tooth?

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 more

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What are some good non sugary foods to satisfy my sweet tooth.?

What are some good non sugary foods to satisfy my sweet tooth.?

Replace the habit: Drink water a lots of water, get more restful sleep, exercise routinely, brush and floss your teeth, reduce caffeine to one cap/day, eliminate artificial sweeteners. The best way is to slow down and to find “sweetness” in non-food ways. ...Read more

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I have a huge sweet tooth. What can I do? I hate being fat!

I have a huge sweet tooth. What can I do? I hate being fat!

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 more

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What could help me fight my sweet tooth and junk food cravings?

What could help me fight my sweet tooth and junk food cravings?

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

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What is the best foods for diabetics? How do I manage a sweet tooth?

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What is the best foods for diabetics? How do I manage a sweet tooth?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

A glucose tolerance: Test will tell you how your body metabolizes sugar. It is much more helpful than a simple fasting glucose test which measures one point in time. Your doc may order this if you mention it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a sweet tooth, what is the best foods to eat that help curb sweet cravings?

I have a sweet tooth, what is the best foods to eat that help curb sweet cravings?

Fresh fruit, Stevia: Fresh fruit and food sweetened with artificial sweeteners. There are very good sweeteners now called truvia and stevia that are more natural and taste more like real sugar. Also sugar free gum might help. ...Read more

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What sort of exercises and diet plans can someone with a "sweet tooth" do when they desire to lose weight?

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 more

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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)

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)

Bite away: Stevia and stevioside are safe when used as a sweetener. It is suited for both diabetics, and pku patients, as well as for obese persons intending to lose weight by avoiding sugar supplements in the diet. No allergic reactions to it seem to exist. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d help to reduce your sweet tooth?

Can vitamin d help to reduce your sweet tooth?

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 more

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I have a sweet tooth, how can I break my addiction before I become extremely overweight and diabetic?

I have a sweet tooth, how can I break my addiction before I become extremely overweight and diabetic?

Will power and: No one can do if for you. It requires will power and healthier substitutes. Don't abstain altogether. Give yourself a treat once in awhile for following your diet regimen. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid and a sweet tooth is it possible to get diabetes by eating to much candy and how to avoid?

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 more

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