Ok so I do great most of the time but at THAT time I'm ravenous and want SUGAR, SUGAR SUGAR. BUT any food will do as long as it never had a face. I even accepted cake today that I KNEW probably had eggs and milk.HELLLPPP!!! How do you guys deal with your REALLY BAD cravings?
Don't deny them! I will seek out a vegan cupcake if i need to and I keep an emergency supply of those little Rice Dream Chocolate Mint Pies in the freezer. The longer you deny yourself a sweet, the longer you will keep thinking about it and the more likely you will be to cheat and go for somethign REALLY bad.
UliMana's vegan hemp nib brownies are so good, they are like fudge. They are on the pricier side though (& found in the raw food section, but I don't know if they are only sold here in Northern California or not). I love them because they use all natural sweeteners and ingredients. Have you ever tried medjool dates? They taste like candy to me but are a fruit! And I made the Oatmeal cookies from The Kind Diet and they were definitely indulgent. I also read somewhere on this site somebody pan fried mochi and drizzled brown rice syrup over it and it was like a donut... Good luck in satisfying your sweet tooth!
Definitely I second the vote for Uncle Eddie's- I like oatmeal choc chip. Then I put a small scoop of dark choc coconut ice cream on. There is no comparison!!! Also Lindt 80% dark choc bars. Someone on another thread said we crave choc because we need magnesium so maybe a supplement or food high in it would help? Remember, it is ok to pamper yourself sometimes! xoxoxo Donna
Ugh I feel you, around that time I am OUT OF CONTROL, and it seems that denying the craving does me in as far as either cheating and/or overeating BUT indulging it (veganly of course) often can have the same effect...
UNLESS it's with natural sweeteners. My best suggestion to you that is borne from my experience is to get products that are naturally sweeetened, or bake them. My favorite baking book so far is babycakes nyc---the baked goods are DELICIOUS and i never feel out of control when i eat them. ALSO there's endangered species dark chocolate--vegan and uses beet sugar i believe, and that doesn't spike my blood sugar too high--and so delicious has fruit sweetened ice cream, AND i believe there's so delicious ice cream made from coconut milk that is sweetened with agave nectar, and i've found typically agave nectar doesn't cause as huge of a sugar spike than things like evaporated cane juice.
if a binge is of concern for you, the above advice is really key: you want to indulge in decadent tasting things that will not make your blood sugar go crazy.
if it's simply a vegan indulgence you're looking for, i say head to your natural foods grocery store and splurge!
Ha ha ha ha ha....me too. The following really helps...In TKD, Alicia talks about sugar cravings on pg. 105 in the bold-type: Low Blood sugar cravings - If your brain seems to flash "EAT" all the time...you have to read it for yourself...ha ha...I'm such a trouble maker. On the same page she covers "Naugtiness Cravings" that makes me hungry.
I just went through the exact same thing this weekend... So most of the time I try to eat like a "Superhero." But as I, too, had a visit from Aunt Flo, I felt uncontrollable cravings. So I just baked something each day of the weekend. On Saturday, I made these delicious vegan chocolate cupcakes. I found the recipe on the Vegetarian Times website. On Sunday, I made vegan muddy buddies. Muddy Buddies have butter, chocolate, peanut butter, Chex cereal (not the cleanest and healthiest--I know...) oh, and powdered sugar. Just allowing myself to indulge made things better and I got over the cravings in two days...And once I made the treats, I really didn't eat as much as I would have in the past. Like I said earlier, I try to eat like a "Superhero" so I don't have to feel terribly guilty when I do indulge. But one thing I have to share, is that I am seriously detoxing all that sugar I put into my body. I have a horrible headache today. As soon as I get home it's all about Alicia's Cure-All Tea. Good luck!