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Sun Aug 18 12:17:34 UTC 2013

Still struggling with food choices and sugar cravings! Has anyone tried a product that can help?
Asked By: rooby  
Category: Type 2

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Type 2 diagnosed in 2011. Age 72 female.
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Expert Answers (1)
2014-05-21 13:41:04.0


Thanks for asking dLife.

Unfortunately, there is no product proven safe and effective for cravings.

Many people experience cravings for sweets. Cravings appear for many reasons. A frequent cause is poor food intake that can result in excessive hunger. During times of stress, sometimes people turn to sweets as well as other "comfort foods."

My suggestion is to eat healthful foods on a regular schedule. This way you will obtain the proper nourishment on a timely basis. You will less likely to become over-hungry and over-eat. Hungry people do not make good food choices.

Be sure to include some low-carb sweet treats in your meal plan. Talk with a registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator for an individualized meal and exercise plan. He or she can review your blood glucose levels to be sure that you are not experiencing low blood glucose.

Check out the dLife carb safe recipes.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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Community Answers (2)
2015-06-23 09:37:32.0

I have found that eating some nuts really helps with my cravings. (Especially my chocolate cravings.) My favourite is roasted, unsalted hazelnuts. Almonds are good too. For a real treat, I dig out the pistachios! Again, I prefer the unsalted variety and will roast the nuts to bring out the flavour. Good luck!
Answered By: susanl224

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2014-06-16 08:33:27.0

Have I got the treat for you! Try this next time you want a milkshake: 1/2 cup of Edy's slow churned vanilla bean one scoop of Chocolite fudge brownie protein powder 1/2 cup of silk almond mild original unsweetened Mix in a blender then enjoy! This treat has just 19 carbs, 5 grams of fat,, 15 protein and 190 calories. YUM! Here are links to the products: http://www.edys.com/SlowChurned/Flavor/2386 http://www.amazon.com/Healthsmart-ChocoRite-Protein-Chocolate-Brownie/dp/B0011EJMIK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1402921693&sr=8-2&keywords=chocolite+protein+powder http://silk.com/products/unsweetened-original-almondmilk
Answered By: tillmanator

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