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CORGIGIRL2 Posts: 55
2/28/12 10:08 A

A friend told me about a book, Diet Rehab, that I want to read. It's not about losing weight but about kicking the sugar habit. I think it promotes a gradual cutback over a month, while keeping the "good" sugars in your diet. I'll give it a try. It just amazes me that I still crave sugar even though, when I have any, I feel terrible! I'm normally a smart person!

CDARBY6 Posts: 192
2/28/12 10:01 A

I have tried so many times to cut sugar. I am so addicted to it that i could eat a whole bag of lifesavers in one evening. Its like my body craves it so bad that I just have to keep on eating it. I wish I didnt have to have it in the house but my 8 year old needs it incase his blood sugar drops. Im constantly eating "his" candy and then i have to go out and buy him more. I feel like crap all the time, my body hurts, and i feel like ive lost all my motivation. I started a new plan 3 weeks ago and lost about 4 pounds but then i got sick and just ate the whole time. Now im 3 pounds more then when i started the new eating plan. I know i need to stop this cycle now but i feel like the addiction overpowers me to the point where i cant control it at all. How do i stop? I dont drink any sugar at all (no juice, soda or sugar in my coffee). it all comes from candy.

CORGIGIRL2 Posts: 55
2/28/12 7:53 A

Sugar is my downfall. If I start the day, like I did today I have to admit, with a soda, then I crave sugar the rest of the morning at least. If I don't then I seem to be okay. Every day, I say today is the last day, but then . . . I do feel so much better when I don't have sugar. Reading about other's struggles helps - thanks!

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2/27/12 6:50 P

I have never posted to the message boards ..I hope I am doing it right. I wanted to say that I try to uliminate sugar too..however my body between 3 and 6 PM ..seems to need something. I start to shake, get very cranky, and I think it may be that I need some sugar. I do an Atkin's meal replacement bar at lunch. I like it a lot better than the luna and power bar. It just feels more filling. Sugar is such a hard thing to cut out but look Alec Baldwin, he cut sugar out and he looks the best he has in years.

2/27/12 1:26 P

Hey SAS202554!
How's it going with your sugar-quitting? Mine is going pretty well but it has only been a week. Seems like months! Fruit really works!! I try not to eat anything with refined sugar though because that just make me crave more. Good luck! Keep us posted!

SAS202554 Posts: 486
2/21/12 9:27 P

I am with you on getting rid of the sugar!!! I know that it is bad for my joints and I feel so much better when I don;t eat the sugar like candy bars. We can do this. I sleep so much better when I don't have sugar. However, I love my candy bars and cookies!!! It is hard.

2/21/12 2:56 P

Thanks for reminding me about the natural sugars that I need. I will watch the labels and make sure I am not getting hidden sugars somewhere. I got some fruit at lunch so I think I am covered for today.

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2/21/12 1:10 P

Going cold turkey won't be easy. You can't entirely cut sugar out of your diet because your body does need some sugar (like fresh fruit) to be healthy. You'll have to take a very close look at the nutrition labels of foods you like. Sugar is in everything.

When you read the label, look for things like corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, fructose, crystaline fructose, etc... you'll find sugars in your yogurt, crackers, bread, ketchup, cereal, etc... In short, sugar really is in everything.

So, don't beat yourself up if you can't get all the refined sugar out of your diet. Cutting back would still be a substantial improvement.

One thing to do, buy lots of fresh fruit. the natural sweetness of the fruit should help curb any cravings you have.

2/21/12 12:52 P

I am excited but scared. I am having a tough time throwing away the sugar I have at my desk I keep for coffee. Any advice on how to succeed?

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