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Posted by: Mama E | 2007/12/11

Sweet tooth

Recently gained about 15 kg after the birth of my 1 year old daughter. I've rejoined the gym and I'm on a low fat, high fibre diet. I'm concerned about my sweet/ candy eating habit which I can't seem to shake off. I eat about 10 sweets (any kind, no chocolate) if not more a day. How can I stop this habit or do I have an alternative (sweets with less calories)?

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Dear Mama E
I think you need to wean yourself of the sweet-eating habit. If you are on a low-fat, high-fibre diet it should contain sufficient carbohydrates so that you don't develop cravings for carbs. Try eating one sweet less every 2-3 days until you are down to one. Marshmallows and jelly babies contain marginally fewer kJ than boiled sweets.
Keep up the good work with the diet and the exercise.
Best regards

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Posted by: Mama E | 2007/12/12

DietDoc and Scorpio

Thanks for the advice. Will try my best to overcome this habit.

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Posted by: scorpio | 2007/12/11

Hi Mama. Glad I found someone I can relate too. Today is the first day of breaking this terrible habit... I feel like I am dying here... the only way I have found is to cut clean. Do not start, because then you cannot stop. I find that if I drink green tea, it helps. Also get a buddy you can call, sms when times get tough, to take your mind off it. Most times, you reach for something sweet to avoid boredom, loneliness, etc.

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