Cravings

So, I need to lose about 60 llbs, have just been told I am obese and have non-alcoholic fatty liver, so need to eat low fat foods only (obviously not high in sugar either). Started to cut back on most things about 2 weeks ago and exercising 3 times a week (I have a treadmill and exercise bike at home), and have so far lost 6 llbs. BUT I crave something nice, anyone have any ideas on how to curb the craving or know of a nice low fat, sugar free recipe or cake :-)

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  • Hi, i would say take your time and dont focus to much on the number on the scales, start slow and incorporate new foods in to your meals times, whilst reducing the bad foods you crave, dont cut them out completely to start with or you will crave more, i have lost nearly 70lbs so it is possible, this forum is great for support, Good Luck

  • Thanks for your quick reply, I must admit, reading some of the posts on here I forgot about eating....... I guess as I am starting, I wanted it all to happen now, but as you say, I need to start slowly and maybe stop weighing myself..... Thanks again for your advice and well done on your 70llbs.

  • No worries feel free to read through my previous post, that's what i thought when i began lose weight quick, but it doesn't work that way, its a process of getting to know yourself all over again and starting from the bottom and in the end how ever long it may be, it will be worth it :)

  • Hello minniemorty 😊 Welcome to the Weight Loss NHS forum. It’s great that you’ve joined 😊

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  • Hi MM

    I make a no-fat, no added-sugar fruit loaf, for the occasional treat: dried fruit soaked overnight in a tea, add a beaten egg, combine with plain flour, ground almond and some baking powder. The fruit gives it some sweetness, but not as much as usual cakes.

    It took me several goes to cut down on sugar, I found I needed to cut it out altogether to get rid of the cravings, now I can have the odd sugary treat without the cravings coming back. Some people go ' cold turkey', others just cut down gradually.

    NAFLD is related to insulin resistance, which means your body is having trouble coping with the amount of sugar and processed carbs you are eating. Our bodies are really good at storing the sugar we eat as fat. Don't go too low fat because we need some good fats, like olive oil, to keep us healthy.

    The 12week plan is a good place to start, but have a look at The Blood Sugar diet by Michael Mosley for some good advice on controlling blood sugar levels.

    thebloodsugardiet.com

  • Hi Penel

    Your fruit loaf sounds good 👍

    Please can you tell us the weights of the ingredients and the time to cook? I'd like to have a go at making this 😁 Thanks.

    Mouse 🐭

  • Hi Mouse

    Very happy to share. Make up about 250 ml of a strong tea, I use lemon and ginger, add 75 g each of raisins and sultanas, leave to soak overnight. Weigh out 250g of plain flour, add 2 tsp baking powder and large tbsp of ground almonds. Add 1 beaten egg to tea and then mix well with flour. Bake in a 450g greased loaf tin for about 45 mins (test with a skewer).

    The recipe was designed for gluten free flour but I think the quantities should work with ordinary flour. Rather than ground almonds you could use a tbsp of malt extract, to make it into a fruit malt loaf.

    I must admit we tend to spread the slices with butter....

    I hope it works for you if you try it.

  • Thanks Penel my mouth was watering as I was reading your recipe, especially when I got to the malt extract bit, yummy 😛 I don't buy butter or marg, but will use strawberry and raspberry tea for added flavour 👍

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