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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!

Metformin: Probably the best solution for this problem that I have found is the anti-diabetic drug, metformin. Metformin restores Insulin receptor sensitivity, resulting in normalization of blood sugar levels (will not cause hypoglycemia), and reduction of insulin. My patients routinely tell me that they feel better, have more energy, and lose their carbohydrate cravings. ...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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