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I have found something that curbs my sugar cravings. We will be TTC soon and one of my worries is the size of my baby. I did not have GD - but I did eat a lot of sugary things which I think is what contributed to my DS huge size...nearly 11lbs! lol... He was a section baby as well for being breech and I am hoping for an HBAC this time around so, if sugar did contribute to his size - id like to avoid that...<br><br>
Its hard though! - I crave it all the time! lol...I know, bad for me!...<br>
I asked on here once and you all suggested I get enough protein in my third trimester and that that should help curb the sugar cravings.. ... I have my suspicions it wont help that much...<br><br>
But I just bought some banana crisps (chips) - and they do the job! I eat a handful of these and have no desire at all, for even chocolate! lol...<br><br>
So I was wondering if eating these in pregnancy would help at all...to make sure I take in less sugar - even though I know they have sugar already in them - to help make sure I can try for a smaller sized baby lol...<br><br>
Good or bad idea?
 

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I'm no expert, but fruit is always better than refined sugar, right?
 

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They still have a lot of sugar.... but more importantly, I think you'll get tired of them after while. I've been working on cutting out sugar because (1) I've spilled a little, (2) I want to grow a baby the size my body was meant to grow - not a huge baby because of sugar and (3) the refined sugar is really no good for me anyway.<br><br>
If I crave something sweet, I eat fresh fruit. It still has a good amount of sugars in it, but there's also some fiber in there. Anyway I have noticed that my sugar cravings have really decreased. I'll still give in to an ocassional cookie, but now it's one cookie, once a week rather than two cookies every day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> Also, watch for products that have sugar added. I was surprised by how much sugar my "healthy" cereal had.
 

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I am a firm believer that sugar cravings are a mineral defieciency. I have been taking sea minerals for almost a year and my sugar intake has become close to zip. I am being completely honest here- it is amazing to me how little sugar I actually want in my diet- I used to eat a whole bag of cookies in one sitting...... If you want a rec for a brand- pm me.
 

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Also, keep in mind that your cravings may change completely once you are pregnant.<br><br>
Normally, I'm a total chocoholic, but during this pregnancy I can take it or leave it. And too much sugary stuff (e.g. soda) makes me gag. I'm really craving fruit all the time instead.
 

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Not that this helps in the short term to get rid of the craving, but I find once I eliminate sugar competely from my diet (including the sugar in things like jams and jellies and every thing else) then I don't crave it anymore. (We use a lot of honey in our house). It takes about a week after I've eliminated sugar for the cravigns to go away. But as soon as I have some sugar I want more and more and MORE!<br><br>
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I'll admit that I eat too much sugar. My babies have been 6lbs 13 oz and 7lbs 3oz.<br><br>
I think some people just make bigger babies.<br><br>
Cutting back on sugar is generally good for you though! Do it for that reason not to avoid a big baby.
 

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Work on eating 'good' sugars. Fresh fruits etc.<br><br>
Drink lots of water with your sugar, if you choose to eat a sugar cookie, to help fill you up and hold back the craving to polish off the box.<br><br>
If you like pop - mix soda water with REAL fruit juice. Or tea.<br><br>
Try agave nectar found at natural health food stores, it has a much lower glycemic index then other sweetners. It's similar to honey.<br><br>
Also, stevia (found at health food stores) is a good thing to look into to sweeten things around the house (tea, coffee, etc). Here is something off wikipedia on it, "Stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose, even enhancing glucose tolerance;[4] therefore, it is attractive as a natural sweetener to diabetics and others on carbohydrate-controlled diets.[5]"<br><br><br>
And, each pregnancy is different, you might crave something new this time, and you might grow a babe different this time.<br><br>
11 pounds sounds perfect to me.
 
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