Hi everyone. I landed this wonderful island on Sunday and so far so good, although I sometimes lose my patience on things like sweets. My office has such familylike warm atmosphere and we share lots of snacks and have lunch together most times. What is difficult for me is to say no to chocolate and cookies. Why the hell all visitors bring chocolate! I know one piece won´t hurt but since I have such huge sweet tooth once I have one I now want more and more and wanna give up or postpone my raw vegan LFRV to the next day. During my adult life, I have had this love and hate relationship with sweets and really wanna get out of the vicious cycle. What recomendations can you give me to raise strength against the desire toward sweets and pastries? I read dates help but god! as a sweet-addict I am very sure I will finish the entire bag. Any other option?
If you crave sweets, than you haven't eat enough fruit! Try to eat 10 banana for breakfast, 30 dates for lunch, and I will garantee you won't even think about chocolate! :)
Thanks Barbo. What about prunes? They are as sweet and calorie-rich as date I guess. Prunes do the same effect?
Good question. I'd like to know the answer as well.
I find that when I crave sweets, bananas are really helpful. I think that any dried fruits would have the same effect as the dates. I actually find dates to be much less sweet than things like prunes and dried apricots. I make lots of banana ice cream.
I agree that if you are eating enough fruit you will not crave other sweets. I used to have a terrible sweet tooth and now I never even want a chocolate or cookie or ice cream. I love all the healthy options I have everyday for sweets with fruit, like banana ice cream, mango and other fruit pudding, dates, smoothies, etc etc etc. I also couldn't eat too much sweets before cause of candida. Now without all the fats and fruit satiating my sweet tooth candida has pretty much gone by the wayside. It has been 3 1/2 months on 811. Oh, and I tasted some dried fruit the other day just for kicks and it tasted awful to me. Just rubbery and not very sweet or juicy.
Hopefully one day I get there, too! Must be really great to lose obsession over sweets :)
Yes, it is fantastic to have lost that obsession! Stick with and you will too. Dates and bananas are a lot of help if I am on the road for a few hours and get hungry.
I also have always experienced cravings for chocolate and sweets, but it's four months now in the LFRV and: chocolate stays in its package, forgot!
Yes bananas and dates are optimum sugar sources and easy to carry also for me, but in this season my #1 fruit is Persimmons! 2-3 persimmons for breakfast give me some 50% of needed carbs for the day, plus over 100% iron which gets absorbed by the body thanks to the almost 500% Vitamin C they also provide!
I also wonder if you can eat raisins on LFRW diet?
The more fresh variety of fruit you incorporate, the less cravings one has for refined sugar/desserts. Acai juice also tastes like chocolate. Have you tried black sapote fruit?
what is a dateorade?
DateOrade = blend your dates (amount for a day), then start adding water into the blender until you reach your desired thickness. Put into a bottle then just sip it through the day!