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The after-affects of sugar...

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

is craving more sugar. During my weekend away, I indulged and indulged in glazed doughnuts. I tracked them, but no matter. Every night now, I am craving something sweet. Last night I ate cookies and ice cream that had been the freezer since last year. I'm hooked again. I had vowed not to give in.....So much for vows.

I had fruit earlier, thinking that would forestall the cravings later. Didn't work.

What now? Just cold turkey sweat-out in the fetal position?

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SONYALATRECE 5/3/2012 12:36PM

    Wow!
This has been happening to me lately.
I blame it on the oncoming TOM, but I have been trying to fight it. emoticon
So far the fruit has helped. I have also been trying healthier alternatives that yield less sugar.
It ain't been easy though... emoticon

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BBONET 5/2/2012 9:26PM

    I guess it happens to all of us at some time! I have been emotionally snacking and I am now trying to get back on track. All you can do is keep tracking and don't loose the faith to keep going!!! emoticon

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YIWEN39 5/2/2012 7:18PM

    Yes, it does go away, tough the 1st few days and then it gets better. Fruit works for me, I hope you'll find something that works for you too.
I know you can absolutely do this, you are one strong and strong willed warrior ;-)
Have a good day :-)

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COLUMBINE2 5/2/2012 2:02PM

    Yeah....that's the only thing that works for me. I "choose to be free of it for just ONE day --with the understanding that IF I CHOOSE to have some the next day I am allowed to do so."

The next day, I CHOOSE to be free of it just one more day and then I can have some the next day IFI wish. And now I have a 2-day streak going (which I do NOT like to mess up!) And the terrible craving is less. Have something on hand that would be OK (a small square of dark chocolate savored under your tongue at the end of a day of good choices), if you absolutely must. But drink a ton of water, go outdoors, talk on the phone with a gabby person (I"ll give you my phone #), wash the car, and try to put it off for an hour. I was totally chocolate-crazy in January---totally out of control.....unbelievable. Then followed the above plan & became chocolate free* for several months. I have 2 dark chocolate candy bars which break off into 12 little squares "available" which I've had for several weeks...untouched.

I did had some chocolate sundaes while in CA, but it did not "awaken the chocolate monster".

You can do this...and truthfully, I am a whole lot happier, nicer, kinder person AND I don't have the constant, never-ending fight with myself ("I absolutely MUST have 1 more candy bar or I'll die" ) all day when I simply DON'T eat the stuff. It just works better for me (& everyone who has the misfortune to interact with me when I want chocolate & can't have it! emoticon )
Nancy

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