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Avoiding Refined Sugars (Definition)

The goals of treatment are to keep blood sugar (glucose) levels within normal limits during the pregnancy, and to make sure that the growing baby is healthy. If managing your diet does not control blood sugar (glucose) levels, you may be prescribed diabetes medicine by mouth or insulin therapy. You will need to monitor your blood sugar (glucose) levels during treatment. Most women who develop gestational diabetes will not need diabetes medicines or ...Read more


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How do I stop my intense sugar cravings everyday?

How do I stop my intense sugar cravings everyday?

Sugar cravings: Sugar can be just as addictive as crack cocaine. For more information on how this works, view the video by robert lustig, md on youtube, entitled "sugar: the bitter truth." help is avaiable for compulsive food issues through overeaters anonymous (www.Oa.Org). ...Read more

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How can I stop my binges and sugar cravings?

How can I stop my binges and sugar cravings?

Snacks: Replacing eating with recreational activity might help. Fruits and vegetables are healthy snacks. ...Read more

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How do I make my sugar cravings go away?

How do I make my sugar cravings go away?

See details: No one can teach you self-control. You have to figure this out for yourself. Eat protein instead. ...Read more

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Is there a healthy and effective way to cut out sugar cravings?

Is there a healthy and effective way to cut out sugar cravings?

Protein: Sometimes eating more protein and moderate good fats like those found in nuts, can decrease your cravings. It will take about two weeks to do this. Also make sure that you are well hydrated because sometimes hunger is confused with thirst. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of sugar cravings?

How can I get rid of sugar cravings?

Few people treat: Few people treat chocolate, sugar or caffeine addictions although they are very common and hard to overcome. The side effects are less problematic than alcohol or other drugs which is why they have been neglected. However, they can have health consequences like stress and diabetes. Contact someone who specializes in addictions and work out a program to help you stiop. ...Read more

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Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Sorry: But none of the artificial sweeteners cause sugar cravings -- you just like sweet things and are probably overweight and Insulin resistant because of it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Lost 70 lbs. Sugar cravings . Will gymnema help? Dosage?Take levothroid and blood press.Meds...

Lost 70 lbs. Sugar cravings . Will gymnema help? Dosage?Take levothroid and blood press.Meds...

See doctor: Losing 70 lbs without trying is a big deal and may signal a serious medication condition. Diabetes may be one and too much thyroid another- to name a couple. You need to see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Why wouldes the menstrual cycle affect sugar cravings?

Why wouldes the menstrual cycle affect sugar cravings?

Sugar Cravings: I don't know if we know the reason but it is a common symptom of pms which makes me think it is hormonal but that is just my opinion. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I need to know how do you curb those sugar cravings and make sure you're eating the right foods for your teeth?

Sugar Cravings: Try to start you day with significant protein and natural sugars to condition your body to quality protein and complex carbohydrates. A machine like the nutrabullet allows you to place a vegetable(baby spinach, kale) then fruit(blueberris, strawberries) with a scoop of protein powder and almond mild. Tastes great and should reduce your craving for simple sugars, make lunch, dinner similar nutrients. ...Read more

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I have an addiction to sugar. Is there anything recommended to eliminate the sugar cravings? Any supplements that I can take?

I have an addiction to sugar. Is there anything recommended to eliminate the sugar cravings? Any supplements that I can take?

Sugar craving: Lower carb diet and higher in good fats such as coconut oil, olive oil, and fish oil. The fats will help w/feelings of satiety. Carbs turn into sugar so avoid them W/in a week your craving will weaken and eventually go away. See doc to make sure you are healthy enough to do this. Peace and good health. You can use stevia for sweetening if you like. ...Read more

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Is sugar cravings related to depression, anxiety disorders? why

Is sugar cravings related to depression, anxiety disorders? why

Sugar creates spikes: in insulin which impacts mood and health. High fructose corn syrup is a type of sugar that is in many products. Please read labels to avoid it. High rates of diabetes, even among children today. Here's a link to one book, but there are many.http://www.amazon.com/Sugar-Blues-William-Dufty/dp/0446343129 Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What do sugar cravings constantly mean? 70 lb wgt loss in 16 mos.I avoid carbs & fats. High protein vege fruit diet now.Advice?

What do sugar cravings  constantly mean? 70 lb wgt loss in 16 mos.I avoid carbs & fats. High protein vege fruit diet now.Advice?

See Dr.: A 70 pound weight loss is troublesome, especially if you are not trying to lose weight? Sugar craving and weight loss, may indicate diabetes as one example, but either way, you need an exam and testing by a dr. A soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is pcos a lifelong illness? Do I have to continue taking glucophage? I cannot control my sugar cravings without it? Or weight.

Is pcos a lifelong illness? Do I have to continue taking glucophage? I cannot control my sugar cravings without it? Or weight.

Pcos is: Unfortunately lifelong. There is no cure for it. It requires lifestyle management - diet and exercise to keep weight normalized. You don’t need glucophage if you can adequately manage your weight — that is the best way. ...Read more

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How do I curb sugar cravings? I've tried chromium tablets for a couple of weeks - no help there! and how do I get rid of belly fat without painful crunches ?

It's not physical,: It's mental. You need to diet, exercise, lose weight and make major changes to your lifestyle. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. You need to change your life, not take more pills. Get some willpower! good luck! ...Read more

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How can you stop junk food cravings?

How can you stop junk food cravings?

Protein,H20 &grazing: We crave sugar, salt and fat when we go too long without eating, are addicted to junk food, have low energy, or get dehydrated. Protein meals stay with us longer;water fills us up and helps our digestion operate efficiently; and eating small snacks high in protein between meals(i.e. 10 almonds at 2pm) keeps us from feeling like we are "starving". Eat well frequently! ...Read more

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How do I stop food cravings when I starve?

Craving: Don't let yourself to the point where your feel staved. ...Read more

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How long until food cravings stop when on a diet?

How long until food cravings stop when on a diet?

Depends: I will say it depends on the diet and add that for the most part, diets are ineffective long-term. Life style changes are what are important. If you are having food cravings, it is likely those are the foods you will eat once you stop the diet. Wouldn't it be better to find a lifestyle in which you can just stick with, for life? ...Read more

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On the weekends. How can I stop my junk food cravings?

On the weekends. How can I stop my junk food cravings?

Compl Carbs/Prot/H2O: Typically people feel overall more alive and energetic when eliminating processed foods and simple carbohydrates. Focusing on how good you feel, coupled with being sure that you are receiving enough protein and complex carbs (steel cut oats, vegetables) and water will reduce the cravings for candy/cake/cookies/ice cream/chips/soda, etc. Within 2-3 weeks. Still ups/downs though. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I stop my hungry food cravings when i'm working on homework?

Craving: Don't let yourself to the point where your feel staved. ...Read more

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How to stop food cravings!?

How to stop food cravings!?

Eat healthy: Alternatives. Try snacking on carrots, celery, pickles, cherry tomatoes, fruits. Even pretzels can help since it's hard to eat too many pretzels! if you fill yourself on healthier snacks it will be easier to fight the junk food cravings. Exercise since it may reduce your appetite and make u more resolved to eat well. ...Read more

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How can I stop evening food cravings?

Psychology: Understand the reasons you eat in the evenings. Often people do not eat all day at work and then when home and relaxed and "safe" find they are hungry and hungry for carbs that increase our dopamine. Eat three meals a day, eat regularly, recognize why you do this, get outside in the evening and find ways to relax. ...Read more

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How can you stop late night food cravings?

How can you stop late night food cravings?

Binge eating tx: Modified cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. In addition pharmacotherapy with ssris is successful in transiently reducing binge-eating and body weight; the snri duloxetine is effective for reducing binge eating, and global severity of illness with an effect on body weight; both topiramate and sibutramine seem promising(ramacciotti et al 2013). ...Read more

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How do I stop food cravings in order to do a fast?

How do I stop food cravings in order to do a fast?

Focus on benefits: Typically people feel overall more alive and energetic when eliminating processed foods and simple carbohydrates. Focusing on how good you feel, coupled with being sure that you are receiving enough protein and complex carbs (steel cut oats, vegetables) and water will reduce the cravings for candy/cake/cookies/ice cream/chips/soda, etc. Entering into your fast and post fast diet will be easier. ...Read more

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Start my diet tomorrow. How can I stop my food cravings? Any help?

Start my diet tomorrow. How can I stop my food cravings?  Any help?

Depends: Typically people feel overall more alive and energetic when eliminating processed foods and simple carbohydrates. Focusing on how good you feel, coupled with being sure that you are receiving enough protein and complex carbs (steel cut oats, vegetables) and water will reduce the cravings for candy/cake/cookies/ice cream/chips/soda, etc. Within 2-3 weeks. Still ups/downs though. Good luck! ...Read more

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Over the weekends. How can I stop my severe junk food cravings? Is there a pill to make me nauseas?

Over the weekends. How can I stop my severe junk food cravings? Is there a pill to make me nauseas?

No easy way out: If the junk food does not make you nauseated then you're out of luck... We doctors still hope that people will take their own health seriously, eat properly, rest, exercise and stop looking for a "miracle pill" for everything. ...Read more

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How to stop food cravings and binges?

How to stop food cravings and binges?

Distraction: Find another healthy activity to replace them - eat healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables throughout the day. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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How do I stop junk food cravings forever? How can I control my mind?

How do I stop junk food cravings forever?  How can I control my mind?

Focus on benefits: Typically people feel overall more alive and energetic when eliminating processed foods and simple carbohydrates. Focusing on how good you feel, coupled with being sure that you are receiving enough protein and complex carbs (steel cut oats, vegetables) and water will reduce the cravings for candy/cake/cookies/ice cream/chips/soda, etc. Within 2-3 weeks. Still ups/downs though. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I stop my constant craving for sugar?

How can I stop my constant craving for sugar?

See details: No one can teach you self-control. You have to figure this out for yourself. Eat protein instead. ...Read more

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How can I stop this sugar craving in a healthy way?

How can I stop this sugar craving in a healthy way?

See details: No one can teach you self-control. You have to figure this out for yourself. Eat protein instead. ...Read more

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After reducing sugar and increasing fiber in my diet, i now crave sugar in the evening. How to stop the cravings?

After reducing sugar and increasing fiber in my diet, i now crave sugar in the evening. How to stop the cravings?

See your R.D: "sugar" is a generic term...Everything has sugar in it..Your body runs on glucose which is a sugar. What you may be referring to is "refined" sugar such as sucrose. There are things you can do, and alternative foods you can eat that will satisfy this craving. I suggest that you consult your family doc and get a referral to a registe3d dietician for some dietary counseling, . ...Read more

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Will eating garlic everyday & yogurt cure my candida nothing eles seems to work it keeps coming back n I'm craving sugar can't stop eating it?

Will eating garlic everyday & yogurt cure my candida nothing eles seems to work it keeps coming back n I'm craving sugar can't stop eating it?

Yeast infection: You sound as if you may be diabetic. Go and get checked. In addition, if you are diabetic that may be the reason your candidiasis continues to recur. Garlic and yogurt will not help. Go and see a doctor and I hope you solve this soon. ...Read more

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Can Clarithromycin cause low blood sugar levels? Tiredness, shaking, dizziness, headaches, hunger and cravings after taking it. Should I stop?

Can Clarithromycin cause low blood sugar levels? Tiredness, shaking, dizziness, headaches, hunger and cravings after taking it. Should I stop?

Clarithromycin: can give a metallic taste in the mouth and GI symptoms but not the combination you are describing. Call your doctor and see what they advise you to do. Do not stop antibiotic without first checking with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Sorry: But none of the artificial sweeteners cause sugar cravings -- you just like sweet things and are probably overweight and Insulin resistant because of it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

Sugar Substitute (Definition)

Sugar subsitites are chemicals that taste like sugar but have no calories and do not change blood sugar when consumed, they include: saccharine, aspartame (equal) sucralose (splenda), and stevia only the ...Read more


Sugar In Urine (Definition)

Glucose in urine also known as 'glycosuria' is mostly seen in diabetes mellitus with elevated blood sugar. Very very rarely ( 1 in 1000 or even less) it is seen in a defect of kidney ...Read more