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Sugar Addicts of the World Unite!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hello, I am Anie and I am addicted to sugar. One of my recent goals is to cut sugar from my diet. I am a sugar fiend. The other day before I decided to come back to Sparkpeople, I caught myself eating a donut and chasing it down with a cookie. Yikes.

I feel like once I start consuming sugary foods, I can't stop. Soda is something that I never really even think about. So many empty calories and drinking them throughout the day. GROSS! I need a change.

I told my room mate of my goals. He was ordering dinner and I asked him to order me a soda. I am so thankful that he talked me out of it, but still my addiction is so strong. When he hung up the phone with take out, I immediately felt sorrow, like my chance to change my mind was gone.

While I normally drink a of water regularly, I really just craved a Coke. Still sad over it, I grabbed a glass and filled it with ice cubes an water.

Guess what? The craving was gone. Ice water for me was a suitable replacement in this situation.

So all of you sugar addicts out there, what has helped you stay away from the nasty drug?
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ANIE84 5/2/2012 10:57AM

    Thanks for the advice. I'm still working out the kinks. I've stopped myself from ordering soda. It seems like second nature to order a coke with a meal, but I've been able to think it through. I think it's a good start.



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JULIETTECAKE 4/29/2012 10:51AM

    Wow! Red had an awesome response. I definitely agree with eating 3 meals a day plus two snacks. I have so much more energy. I never thought I could lose weight without feeling hungry. Also, trying new recipes is fun. My kids enjoy the new recipes so much more than the old ones. We had truly gotten stuck in a rut. If you think about what you are eating right now. Ask yourself, how much do you really enjoy? The things we truly enjoy should be included in our plan so we don't feel deprived, but perhaps adapted like Red suggested. Some things I don't include, because I have zero will power. But really, you could eat anything in moderation if you are willing to work for it.

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REDSHOES2011 4/29/2012 3:42AM

    Clean eating- the carbs are better for us and don't spike our blood sugar so drastically.. Also decent quality carbs take longer to burn off there is not so sharp blood sugar swings causing cravings and binges when we hit low. Even reducing bad carbs can keep our blood sugar stable but can actually push our bad cholestrol totals up- so I don't do cheat meals regularly anymore. This way of thinking helped me get 176lbs of excess weight off..

I can go weeks without needing simple sugar as long as I m-e-t-er out my healthy carbs during the day so I don't get over hungry.. I advocate 5-6 small meals to keep the metabolism stable never allowing myself to get totally starving this includes a heatlhy dessert before bed so I don't wake up at night..

I love deep fried chips I now make hokkaido pumpkin fries in the ovn
I love ice cream so now make home made lowfat yogurt ice creams with fruit and hand made sweet essenses.
I still enjoy a diet cola to christmas, birthdays and anniversaries.. It is still a step healthier than drinking our calories as alcohol..
I still enjoy coffee as it never had any bearing on me lossing 176lbs of excess weight..
I still enjoy pizza made with small hand size pita breads and lean toppings.
I still enjoy chinese food by modifying recipes at home- actually all my daily vegetables are chinese wok fried in a sandstone pan..

We can modify lots of stuff and still feel like a whole person without giving ourselfs the tag junkie.. Look up recipes on sparkspeople, there is a huge amount of info at the finger tips to avoid labeling ourselfs negatively..

I have been at it almost a decade- we can win over it if we think things through..
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