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SUGAR CRAVINGS


#1

Knowing that consuming sugar of any kind is bad if you are looking for results.
But most of the people i know are not that all disciplined to completly cut off their sugar cravings...me being the first...
Does that make weak of caracter? I don't think so...
What helpful hints can you give us (the moderate bodybuilder looking to gain mass and definition without taking the roids)...


#2

I am BIG on sugar cravings. I have a HUGE sweet tooth. A TRUE sweet tooth (not fatty sweet tooth) - in othe words, I love Mike-n-Ikes, Hot Tamales, Red Vines, etc. So, in the beginning of pre-contest, I plan on a "wind up" period of about 10-days where I can still have my candy in the morning. Usually after that period, I'm done and fully entrenched in pre-contest. If you absolutely in need of some sweets - may I suggest you stop by your neighborhood grocery store that has bulk foods/candies. Buy just a whittle hand full of your sweet treat - eat it and that will be that. Also, as your eating, look at some photos of yourself competing or at whoever you admire. THAT'LL finish that craving......trust me.


#3

sugar isn't all bad, read up on post workout nutrition, the way I manage is... supplement my protein shake with dextrose (carb if you weren't aweare) for my post workout drink, and then have like 2 pieces of "fun size" candy. This is only on workout days (4 times a week), I kinda think of that as my reward. Anywho best of luck to you.


#4

I get cravings for krispy kreme donuts and cinnabons every once in a while...so hard to ignore....must...do..it...


#5

MD6 works very well for me in that regard.


#6

leptin, carbups, nuff said