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#21 Jen

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    Posted 22 February 2007 - 10:11 AM

    I've tried the stevia..it was okay....I think it had kind of a weird taste but maybe that's just me....I can't stand splenda cause its too "fake" sweet for me
    We actually just had this conversation at work...."low-fat" vs. moderation of full fat....its a tough call!!! Have you tried getting really good, rich chocolate? This works for me because its SO rich, you can't eat to much or it kinda makes you feel nauseous. Also, I'm not sure how much water you drink (I don't drink NEARLY enough!) but I've read over and over again that often times people mistake "thirst pangs" for hunger pangs cause most people don't drink enough water.....
    Its definitely difficult to do the moderations route, but thats definitely what I try to stick to. It sorta freaks me out when food is "fat-free, sugar-free, low calorie"...I mean, what the hell is in there!?!?!?!

    #22 JulieG

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      Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:41 AM

      Ummm...I love Splenda. I can't use other sweetners, I think they taste like chemicals, but I love splenda. Its made from sugar, so its supposed to be better for you. I will see if I can find that article I read about it.

      I don't like Stevia, I tried it, cause I liked that it was organic, but I think it tastes really strange. That is just my opinion.

      #23 NATASHA

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        Posted 22 February 2007 - 06:13 PM

        Kash - your body is going through a bit of withdrawl which you will get through quickly if you cut out sugar entirely and eat natural fats (like those that come from nuts and olive oil).

        You will find that once your cravings for sugar subside, you won't even want it. If you power through (drinking water will help), you'll be amazed. I know it seems hard to believe. Fats are a different story. Your body needs them to process food (unlike sugar, which doesn't really do much aside from get your body off kilter as it causes you to peak and spike).

        It's easier to stave off the sugar cravings if you make sure you're not hungry in the process. It will be better for you in the long run. Eat satisfying, healthy foods more often while you're going through this. Even if you go over your points just a bit per day for about a week, you'll get over the sugar craving and then you can go back to your point allocation.

        I think that this is one of the reasons why WW gives you as many veggies as you want to eat throughout the day. You stay filled up on things that your body can process and do something with so you're not processing empty calories and fats that leave you wanting more.
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        #24 destinationbride07

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          Posted 22 February 2007 - 06:18 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by BEACHBRIDEMA
          I bought those Fat Free pringles and they made me so sick! My poo had like oil blotches in it! It was so gross. I am sure they cant be good for you
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          that is olestra right? those chips taste good but the side effects are mofo....i dont suggest long road trips and those chips

          #25 gkashmira

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            Posted 22 February 2007 - 06:33 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by NATASHA
            Kash - your body is going through a bit of withdrawl which you will get through quickly if you cut out sugar entirely and eat natural fats (like those that come from nuts and olive oil).

            You will find that once your cravings for sugar subside, you won't even want it. If you power through (drinking water will help), you'll be amazed. I know it seems hard to believe. Fats are a different story. Your body needs them to process food (unlike sugar, which doesn't really do much aside from get your body off kilter as it causes you to peak and spike).

            It's easier to stave off the sugar cravings if you make sure you're not hungry in the process. It will be better for you in the long run. Eat satisfying, healthy foods more often while you're going through this. Even if you go over your points just a bit per day for about a week, you'll get over the sugar craving and then you can go back to your point allocation.

            I think that this is one of the reasons why WW gives you as many veggies as you want to eat throughout the day. You stay filled up on things that your body can process and do something with so you're not processing empty calories and fats that leave you wanting more.
            I think you may be right about the "withdrawal." It's like my body knows it's getting less calories so it's telling me to eat sweets to stock up! I do drink plenty of water and honestly all day long I feel fine - but for some reason after dinner the sugar cravings kick in... strange because pre-WW I rarely ate sweets at night. Honestly I rarely ate sweets before at all.. so who the hell knows... I just need to get through it and hopefully it will go away!

            Ladies, thanks for all the advice!
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            Posted 22 February 2007 - 08:39 PM

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            What do you guys think of splenda? It clainms to be less bad for you - but then again it just hasn't been around that long...

            There's also stevia (I think) an organic sweetener sold in health food stores - has anyone tried this before? Maybe I'll give it a shot in my coffee and let you guys know!
            kash, we use stevia at home...mostly for steve...he crashes when he has too much sugar but doesn't with stevia...also, you do not need to use as much as you would regular sugar.

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            #27 gkashmira

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              Posted 22 February 2007 - 08:44 PM

              I dont' usually mind the "fake" sweetners - I'm going to give Stevia a try!
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              #28 *JillD*

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                Posted 22 February 2007 - 08:52 PM

                Kash, I'm kind of the same way, I was driving home today and all I could think about was chocolate and I just have this immense craving for junk food, I even contemplated stopping at this bakery, that was next door to where my appointment was! It's so awful! But I think Natashas right, we just have to try to stay away from the junk food and eat good food for a few weeks and we'll start to feel better!

                #29 gkashmira

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                  Posted 22 February 2007 - 09:02 PM

                  Well we'll just have to do it together!

                  I was suppose to weigh in today but it turns out I set my alarm wrong last night so by the time I came into work I didnt' feel right leaving for lunch. PLUS the scale wasn't as low as I was hoping it'd be!

                  So I want to be EXTRA good today and see if I can shake it back down a pound or two for a weigh in tomorrow...

                  no sweets tonight!
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                  #30 *JillD*

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                    Posted 22 February 2007 - 09:57 PM

                    I know, I ate light today, I worked out and I'm sitting here on my computer thinking about what I could eat that won't make me be up when I weigh myself tomorrow!




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