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DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,687
8/26/13 1:07 P

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KNUCKLES145 Posts: 13,387
8/26/13 12:42 P

I'm thinking you need to view it the same way an alcoholic views drinking??

I gave up sugar/sweets for Lent on year and the first few days were really tough!!

BRIANLIEBERTH Posts: 608
8/26/13 12:39 P

I am not sure what else you eat so if you have tried this disregard it. I have found as I have also worked to eliminate sugar as much as possible that cutting out highly processed grains such as white flour, and white rice has helped. Since these shoot through processing through the body it mimics the effects of sugar.

I was amazed after I successfully cut out the added sugar how much my food cravings went away. Now I do occasionally crave sugar but it is usually an emotional desire for comfort more than an actual craving. Once you get out about three weeks it does get easier.

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8/26/13 12:30 P

Totally! I just don't see it as an excuse to give in to it and want to find things to tell myself when I am feeling tempted/drawn in.

KNUCKLES145 Posts: 13,387
8/26/13 12:25 P

I honestly believe that some people have a sugar addiction, similar to an alcoholic. is it possible with you??



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8/26/13 12:19 P

Please help me eliminate sugar from my diet. For some odd reason, I have been completely successful in totally eliminating ANY red meat from my diet for over two years, but I can not seem to stay away from sugar. I KNOW that it is bad for me, I know that it really is a poison; a drug and I know that I am suseptible to craving more as soon as I reintroduce it after having abstained for a while, but something draws me back time and time again. Can you provide me with some information and facts on sugar that will make me repulsed by the idea of it?

WHY? Why can I simply choose to avoid some foods and yet sugar has such a hold on me? I want to finally conquer this, but maybe I need some kind of mind game to keep me from letting it cross my lips. Like if I knew something really evil about it and what it is doing to my body.

I just want to get to the point where I can just say "I don't eat that" when it comes to anything sugar-laden, the way I seem to so easily do with red meat. I want it to really be my choice and I want to have complete control over it rather than the other way around.....FOR GOOD!

Have you been successful in controlling your sugar cravings long term? How? Help?

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