Yes, I can relate. It is so hard to give up sugar. I find that eating extra protein helps, and I have tried to substitute fruit for junk when I get the really bad craving. Still, there are times when I just give in and eat some chocolate or a couple of cookies or whatever. The key to success is to work toward eating less sugar and not berating yourself when you succumb. Good luck--this is a tough batte for many of us.
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3 6/29/13 2:52 P
sugar is proving to be my worst enemy! but I've just started so i m not as good as you guys at resisting these stupid urges :( it's been almost one week since i joined spark people and I've eaten cake thrice in this one week ! :(
6/29/13 2:05 P
Do not be discouraged. The beauty of Spark People is that today is a new day and you can begin again. Remember, two days is better than three or four days. And three of four days is better than three or four weeks. Sugar is not less addictive than alcohol or drugs to some people, so do not be hard on yourself. Just pick yourself up and begin again. Losing twenty pounds is a great accomplishment and you can keep moving forward from here.
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4,453 6/28/13 11:48 P
Remember that sometimes "going back" to where we were gives us the perspective of how far we have come!! Now that you are experiencing being bummed out for two days, my guess is you've crossed a new line of resolve, and sugar urges will be even easier to defeat in the coming months....
There may come a time your resolve will allow you to control it, so that you can plan a few healthier treats...but you will know if you are ready for that later.... From your response this time, I'm guessing you're going to say "Not Yet!!"
Congrats on doing it since Apr 23rd, and hope you enjoy your new, sugar free future! patti
And Keep at it Teriana!! You are well on your way!!
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22 6/28/13 11:11 P
I know how you feel! I have been sugar free since April 23rd, and yesterday AND TODAY, I drove through a fast food place and ate sugar, and today I am bummed! I do not want to continue to do this as I have lost over 20 lbs and love how I feel. Wish I had come here sooner!
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713 6/28/13 9:55 A
So happy for you that you didn't give in!
6/27/13 9:14 P
Three cups of tea later. I successfully allowed the sugar urge to pass. Phew! We can do it!!
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6/27/13 9:06 P
I was about to post the same thing. Gave up sugar 2 days ago. Good to know I'm not the only one fighting cravings. Thanks & good luck
6/27/13 7:20 P
Thanks! It helps to know you are going through the same. I am going to make another cup of green tea right now and I will white knuckle this until the urge passes. I am stronger than sugar. I am stronger than sugar. I am stronger than sugar...
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713 6/27/13 7:16 P
I'm pretty much in the same spot as you. We can do it! We can make it through! Who is stronger? You, an adult, or a little bit of white powder? Think about how great you've felt every morning for the last 6 days, knowing that you've treated your body better. Think about how great you'll feel the next time you step on the scale, knowing that your hard work is paying off. This isn't worth it.
6/27/13 7:09 P
I am going through a sugar detox and have been sugar-free for six days. I am hitting the afternoon slump and TOTALLY craving some refined white sugar in the form of chocolate and/or other candy. I am drinking tea in the hopes it will take the craving away. Any ideas out there? Thank you!!!
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