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Friday, March 02, 2012

Sugar and fat are great. The more you eat them, the more you crave them. They're like drugs. So say you're going a little haywire with the ice cream and decide that things are getting out of hand. You're going to detox from sugar and fat, or maybe just one of them, for awhile, to snap out of this snowball effect you've got going on. Moderation isn't going to work right now: you know that the minute you eat something sugary or fatty, you're going to want more sugar or more fat. Solution? You stay away from sugar and fat for awhile.

One little issue. Even though you WANT to avoid sugar and fat, because you WANT to break the cycle, all of a sudden it's "I can't have it" or "I SHOULDN'T have it." On top of already wanting to eat to take edge off your junk food DTs, now the rebellious part of you is incessantly egging you on to take a hit, because your food cravings have taken on a 'forbidden' status.

How do you break the addictive cycle from junk food through detox without your efforts resulting in elevating the junk food to an even more appealing desire?
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  • KANOE10
    You bring up an excellent point..how does one stay away from sugar and high fat..yet not feel deprived? I just keep finding sugar free substitutes that satisfy me. I eat cocoa almonds or have sugar free syrup on low carb pancakes or drink apricot cream coffee.

    Hope you are doing well today..Interesting blog. emoticon
    1783 days ago
  • 4A-HEALTHY-BMI
    I hit those cravings with lean protein. Makes 'em go right away. At least for me...

    If I give in, especially to the urge for sugar or starch, it definitely leads to wanting MORE sugar or starch...
    1785 days ago
  • MISJOSIE
    Unfortunately, this is the same dilemma that keeps me running back to the South Beach diet! I can be strict and stick to veggies and protein or snarf down carbs with reckless abandon--I STRUGGLE with that middle ground.

    So, I am on Day 5 of South Beach (again) and doing great! (again)
    Here's hoping I can transition into a more moderate second phase without disaster. (again)
    1785 days ago
  • HEALTHY_JR
    Accountability? Is there someone who could watch over your junk food supply so you can have a taste now and then? They could hold you accountable to just having one serving.

    I've done this at work...had other people hold my chocolate for me. It's a lot harder to binge when I have to ask someone for it!

    Good luck....
    1785 days ago
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