Seeking Appetite Suppressant for Sweet Tooth - Any Suggestions?

Updated on June 24, 2009
R.B. asks from Frisco, TX
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I know my story is not new. I am looking to lose about 15 pounds because my sweet tooth keeps me heavier than I would like to be. I exercise and I eat pretty healthy, except when it comes to sweets. I crave them like crazy and I don't have the will power to resist. I'm a baker so I'm around sweets all the time, which makes it even more difficult to resist. Several years ago I was on a medication called Phentermine for a few months and it stopped the cravings almost in an instant. But you can only get a prescription for that now if you have a lot of weight to lose, 15lbs isn't enough.

Does anyone have any experience with any over-the-counter appetite suppressants that work? I've never tried any, but am looking for something to take the edge off my cravings. I know there are a lot of bogus 'diet pills' out there, so I would love to hear your success stories before I try anything. Your advice is greatly appreciated!!

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K.S.

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The pills out there are SO dangerous!

I run every morning, and I find that running drastically decreases any cravings for the rest of the day! Drink lots of water, and try sweet fruits instead.

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C.R.

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Hi R.,
Have you tired eliminating sweets altogether? I've dropped 15 lbs in over a month and all the cravings that I had. I suppose you could say I'm eating low carb. I didn't stop all carbs just the "processed" ones and no sugar. I eat all the veggies I want and allow only whole wheat in small portions for my bread and pasta. It's really made me eat healthier. I now use veggies instead of rice, bread and pasta for the most part. And the cravings are GONE. Not just for sweets but for food all day like I was before. My incentive was not to lose weight but to clean up my cholesterol levels and get off my blood pressure meds. I have reached both goals just by changing my diet. The first three days were not fun for me but after that it's been great.
Best Regards,
C.

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S.S.

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R.,

You might be having a problem with Candida Yeast. An excess of yeast in our intestinal tract can cause severe cravings for sugar, salt, bread, red meat or alcohol. You may also have more symptoms like allergies, skin sensitivity, intestinal and bowel problems, mood swings. Look online for a Candida diet and give it a try. Supplements B-Complex and acidophilus help control yeast. If you have problems finding what you need or questions let me know.

T.F.

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I've never had a weight issue but I believe in healthy eating habits and NO PILLS. I drink a LOT of water. Keep it unboring by having a piece of lemon or orange in it.

When it comes to snacking and eating, I do not deprive myself. My weakness is fast food. Whatever I buy at a fast food place, I only eat 1/2 of it. I believe moderation is the key. LOTS OF WATER

Also, to remind me when I am weak and craving, I have a picture of a big fat lady in my pantry and on the fridge. Before I take a bite during craving....I look at that picture. That is all it takes for me because I WILL NOT EVER look like that.

I snack on berries, carrots, cucumbers, and I LOVE tomatoes.

There is no magic pill....it is willpower, moderation and healthy habits that work.

Good luck!

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A.N.

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Trying asking someone a a healthfood store. We have the Health Collection in MCKinney. I asked them once and they told me about a natural supplemet (I can't remember the name). You could call and then maybe find it cheaper over the internet. I know it is something your body is lacking and this will help the cravings! I used it in the past. It really helped those late night cravings. Good luck!

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C.P.

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Hello R.,

have you had your vitamin D levels checked? after I started taking Rx vitamin D (1/week) my sweet cravings (specially my coffee in the morning). Good luck! ~C.~

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L.D.

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Hey R.

My little one was born about 10 months ago and I too battle with the excess weight. I found an amazing little bar called access that it comes in several flavors all chocolatey (fudge, caramel kruncher, mint chocolate, etc.) The beauty with these is in the science, the research they put into the ingredients. I have a pretty good groove now with using this devine bar and the Attain nutritional shakes!!!! I could go on and on about them. They are not just junk fillers, they have nutritional value in them.
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P.S. I've lost over 10 lbs!

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P.G.

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Skip the pills - too dangerous, and it's not "real" weight loss. It's just messing with your body. The food itself gives you the cravings to some extent, because it messes with your body's insulin levels - kinda makes you a craving yo-yo.

I'm trying to lose some weight myself, so I'm substituting a cup of tea w/a little sugar and creamer when I have the sweet cravings. It tastes good, but much lower in calories than anything. It usually works. And I'm trying to do tea and a slice of toast w/a little butter when I crave the salty stuff. It's better to combine a carb with a smidge of fat than just straight carbs (too much carbs absorbed like sugar causes the crash/craving thing). The fat slows down the carb absorbtion.

Good luck!

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S.O.

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Hi R.,

I know what you are going through and I took the same. I use a all natural product that is wonderful and it takes the cravings for things my body does not need and I have lost 30 lbs and I can share a two week sample to see if you like it- email me and I will be glad to share more information: [email protected]____.com

Blessings!

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