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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    How to Deal with a Candy Addiction

    I've got a severe sweet tooth, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

    To make matter worse, I just -adore- candy. Which is probably the worst sweets out there. And cheesecake. God.



    During my cut I've been doing pretty good about avoiding sweets (I still eat light ice cream/frozen yogurt, but that's not all that bad I don't think), but every time I see a candy commercial or something, I hurt. >_< I still crave this stuff like mad. Being miserable while cutting does not help you keep on track. >_>


    I don't expect cutting to be a bed of roses, especially when what I crave is utter crap for my body, but there must be a good way of dealing with my sweet tooth. I recently purchased yogurt coated soy nuts from Soy Revival (haven't gotten them yet though), but I need more help.

    What do you all do to deal with your cravings and sweet tooth?
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    I've seen candies made for diabetics - I assume they are low cal, since they contain little/no sugar. I don't that would be quite as satisfying, but it's a start!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSpikeyThing
    I've seen candies made for diabetics - I assume they are low cal, since they contain little/no sugar. I don't that would be quite as satisfying, but it's a start!

    Actually, that is a remarkably good idea and I can't believe I didn't think of it. I just hope that sort of stuff still tastes good. o_o Any one ever try that sort of stuff?

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    I'd just slice up an apple and sprinkle cinnamon on it rather than mess around with artificially sweetened diabetic candies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockBoxer
    I'd just slice up an apple and sprinkle cinnamon on it rather than mess around with artificially sweetened diabetic candies.

    You must not have much of a sweet tooth, because as far as my cravings are concerned, fruit is not a good substitute for chocolate or candy. x_x Fruit is yummy, and I love a good peach, but it doesn't do much for the candy cravings. >_>

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    I actually don't really like sweet stuff too much anymore...every once in awhile I'll grab a Dove Dark Choc. bar (and maybe the occassional piece of cheesecake)

    I do have a weakspot for ice-cream/milkshakes though...I prob. don't have them more than once a week and I always make it fit into my caloric needs for the day.
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    That's funny. I used to plan what I wanted for supper at a restaurant around what desserts they had available. I put on 20 pounds during my marriage and forty after my divorce that way.

    I was cutting on POP TARTS not even two months ago because I stubbornly refused to give up my junk food. It's only because my IBS flared up really badly that I've dropped my simple sugar intake down to one treat a week (a slice of six layer chocolate cake from Swiss Chalet is pretty good).

    Once I gave my precious junk food up for two weeks I stopped missing it. I'm not going back to eating a chocolate bar every night any time soon.
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    Just limit your intake and save some dark chocolate for really bad cravings (less sugar more antioxidants).


    That diabetic candy gives some folks diarhea...a long time ago kids would play practical jokes on other kids by replacing normal candy with diabetic candy for just such an effect.
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    cheesecake is godly my friend i feel you, however making a nice protien shake can be a treat sometimes if you really spice it up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray
    Just limit your intake and save some dark chocolate for really bad cravings (less sugar more antioxidants).


    That diabetic candy gives some folks diarhea...a long time ago kids would play practical jokes on other kids by replacing normal candy with diabetic candy for just such an effect.
    That's only if you eat a lot of it.. trust me... I know.....

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    Sugar free candy can taste great. Look in the diabetic section of your major supermarket and im sure you will find what you are looking for!
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    one of my new favorites...banana cream pie.
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    Honestly, most protein powders over satisfy my sweet cravings. I love dark chocolates though, but I out weigh it by telling myself I'm ingesting lovely anti-oxidants.

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    oreo cheesequake blizzard from Dairy Queen.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingWilder
    oreo cheesequake blizzard from Dairy Queen.....

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    jesus christ im glad i hate candy/sweets or id really be screwed when i start cutting because i cant let any bad habit go lol
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    if you eat sweets your just cheating yourself

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    haha whatever dude, live a little
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    It's all subjective, after a serious and strict cut you will begin to appreciate the healthy alternatives and wonder why you even ate such junk, if you are constantly clinging on to the idea that candy is 'nice', you will get nowhere.

    Basically, it calls for the need to seperate the concept of 'pleasure' from eating for a little while, most of it is psychological (Would your body crave something as artificial as cheesecake?)

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    psychological.....nope, I'm pretty sure it's my mouth saying "that tastes wonderful!"
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    Ya, but to put it bluntly - it is placing foodstuffs in your mouth to stimulate tastebuds, which then carry signals to receptors in your brain which flare up, and make you feel 'good'. It may taste wonderful, but your body doesn't want it. That's why there are no plants with cheesecake growing on them, so yah, it must to some degree be psychological.

    In my experience, one of the great challenges facing dieters worldwide is finding out that to shun junk food, you must see things as they are. For example, if you look at a piece of food as some kind of mouth-wateringly slice of gastro-orgasm, then you're doomed (lots of people actually do this, viewing the ensuing experience of eating it rather than the sum of parts. It's much more fun, for one). However, if you look at it as if it is, a slice of cheesecake, then you're well on your way to shedding pounds. Stoicism, that's the ticket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steele
    Ya, but to put it bluntly - it is placing foodstuffs in your mouth to stimulate tastebuds, which then carry signals to receptors in your brain which flare up, and make you feel 'good'. It may taste wonderful, but your body doesn't want it. That's why there are no plants with cheesecake growing on them, so yah, it must to some degree be psychological.

    In my experience, one of the great challenges facing dieters worldwide is finding out that to shun junk food, you must see things as they are. For example, if you look at a piece of food as some kind of mouth-wateringly slice of gastro-orgasm, then you're doomed (lots of people actually do this, viewing the ensuing experience of eating it rather than the sum of parts. It's much more fun, for one). However, if you look at it as if it is, a slice of cheesecake, then you're well on your way to shedding pounds. Stoicism, that's the ticket

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    Actually this guy is describing exactly what happened to me.

    I used to look at soft batch cookies, brownies, chocolate, starbursts, etc... that way, but after dieting and training for so long, eating these things at times when I know I shouldn't (like cutting as opposed to bulking where one or two would be okay), causes me to feel very guilty even thinking about it, and I see the candy as calorie dense and something that's not going to help me accomplish my goals, instead of something that's going to make me feel wonderful.

    The cravings have gone down as my diet has improved. The less candy you eat, I think the less you crave it. I know if I have a cheat day, the day after is the toughest to resist cheating again. So I think the longer you go without the foods you crave, the easier it will get.

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    Why thank'ee I used to spend all of my spare money on junk food, was pretty tragic. Haven't actually bought any junk food for ages, not even a chocolate bar or packet of crisps. I even feel guilty if i go over 2000kcal a day ^^

    Edit: Which is where the subjective thing comes from. Say for example, your staple diet consists of white bread/processed meat products/chips/fizzy drinks. You will see a chocolate bar as a nice snack. Now take a person who eats wholegrain rice/wholemeal bread/veg/oats/lean poultry/low fat dairy. Their idea of a treat would be half an apple sprinkled with cinnamon, or a cup of non-fat yoghurt with a tad bit of honey mixed in. Also, there's nothing as fulfilling as digging your teeth into an apple - i love the crunchy sound of the first bite

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    well I'll have to remember all that if I ever get fat, but I'm not too worried about it. I enjoy having sweets on occassion and nothing anyone ever says will change that.
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    I dunno but whenever I get a sweet craving, I either eat fruit or grahm crackers.

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