This forum is actually probably the place you'll get the fastest responses.
And don't assume that you'll have withdrawal! I've given up sugar multiple times. One time I was kind of cranky the first day and one time I had some cravings for cake after a few days, but frankly the cravings and crankiness weren't any worse than I get when I'm *not* committed to avoiding sugar. Most times the only challenge is remembering not to accept the candy sample at Costco, or trying to figure out how to politely decline a gift.
I think the key is to supply yourself with lots of foods you like that just happen to be "clean." Stock up on fruit that you don't normally buy because it's "too expensive," and plan special desserts you can have that just happen to be free of refined sugar. If you give yourself something to look forward to, you won't miss the junk.
6/23/13 6:42 A
I'm not sure which is the most active. I'm only a member of one; because every time I join a team, it appears I've chosen the wrong one - because it's not all that active.
The one I am a member of is OK, activity-wise, but not exceedingly busy
6/22/13 11:01 P
when I have withdrawal, it involves some discomfort but is doable
185 on my fourth anniversary of July 7, 2010 Joined weight watchers on 10/18/10 @ 188.0/after multiple 17 week passes took a break on 2/11/12 Weight Loss in 2011--24 lbs. 01/01/12--162.0 02/08/12--159 Plan to lose 12 lbs in 2012 4/19--157 5/18--150 7/07/12=6th anniversary 2012--lost 12 lbs this year!!! 1/04/13--149 :-) 4/11/13--147 5/28/13--145 9/29/13--138 50 lbs 1/13/14--131.5 3/26/14--diagnosed with diabetes 7/26/14--a1c 7.1
Does anyone know which of the clean eating teams get the most traffic? I do better when I can ask for encouragement during the rough times. I know cutting out processed foods and sugar will cause me to go through a withdrawal. Since I anticipate little to no support at home, it would be very helpful if I can whine or vent and have someone give me a pep talk or attitude adjustment. But I don't want to wait for a week for someone to respond! I plan to return the favor as soon as I have some success.
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