How do you curb a sweet tooth?

@wenjule (107)
Jamaica
June 4, 2009 10:38pm CST
From I've been a child I have had a liking for anything sweet. But strange as a teenager and young adult it had not affected my weight. I'm in my early thirties now and still have this craving for the sweet stuff. How do I go about cutting off this craving before I cause serious health risks to myself? Presently I am overweight and would like to cut down. Can anyone help with some answers?
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@Bethany1202 (3434)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I think many people struggle with this. As a child and young adult I never had health issues but still loved sweets, but in my twenties I began gaining weight and craving food. I never used to be this way, but exercising portion control, maintaining discipline, exercising at least 2-3 times weekly, and maybe even picking up some sort of hobby (it can be walking, knitting, listening to music, or almost anything) you can distract yourself. Even meeting friends at the mall and leaving credit/debit cards at home, just to talk and take a stroll might be a tremendous help... Just some suggestions. I hope they've helped at least a little. Best wishes!
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@wenjule (107)
• Jamaica
5 Jun 09
Thanks for your advice. I guess i just need the will power and some positive support.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
I really don't know the exact answer to your question because i myself have the same concern. i still crave for these sweet stuffs but what i do to at least minimize my cravings, i involve myself in sports activities such as playing tennis. after the game instead of craving for sweets, i long for water to quench my thirst.
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@zyc888 (43)
• China
5 Jun 09
Diet is the best approach to weight control.
@wenjule (107)
• Jamaica
5 Jun 09
Thanks for your suggestion.
@zyc888 (43)
• China
5 Jun 09
As long as I would like to insist that it is able to maintain body weight is not excessive , I have been to do so .