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Thanksgiving, Christmas and Three Pounds More! New Year Next!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Thank you all for the sweet comments about my cherry almond bread. It was devoured that very Christmas night!

I need to detox! There has been so much sweet goodies go through this house in the past 2 months and I think I ate most of them! I gained 3 pounds and I was doing so good. Now it seems that my body is craving them again and I get shakey and sick if I don`t give in. I have been trying to cut back and I have a terrific headache too! Is it withdrawal?
I am prone to migranes, so it could be that but I need to stop this madness and lose those pesky pounds and get back to my regularly scheduled losing.
Any ideas as to what I can do? I know about healthy snacks, but when I want something, it`s not healthy. How can I say no to goodies and yes to healthy? My cravings are taking me over!!!!

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MISSDAISY23 1/3/2013 3:14PM

    Try to cut down... if possible, have a healthy snack instead.

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MOBYCARP 12/29/2012 4:27PM

    Cutting down on sweets is tough, because everyone reacts a little differently. I have to avoid soft sweets and high fat sweets that I can inhale, and replace them with hard candies that will taste sweet for a long time while the sugar trickles into my system instead of rushing. Other people may find that hard candies are as much a binge trigger as anything else. You have to find what will work for you.

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DEBBY4576 12/29/2012 2:07PM

    I gained 3 also. Two days later it is now 1. I am semi detoxing with Fat Flushes cranwater.

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67YKCEB 12/29/2012 10:32AM

    Yep you have withdrawals!! So sorry, those things are the pits!! You could try mixing a sweet with a veggie, like a carrot. Or get some sweet fruit to eat instead of the sweets. If your prone to migraines I wouldn't go cold turkey, it could trigger one. I've read some where that sometimes just smelling something is enough for you body to think it has eaten it. .... wish I could remember where I read that.

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NELLJONES 12/29/2012 8:12AM

    Like any other withdrawal you have to gut out the initial pain. There is no rehab for food, alas, so you'll have to stay close to support. The physical part will pass in a couple of days, but the emotional part will take awhile. That is the very reason I don't indulge. I don't want to go through withdrawal again.

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KAYYVAUGHN 12/29/2012 6:19AM

    Try limiting yourself to one treat a day. That may satisfy the sweet tooth. I had a craving for sweets one afternoon and ate several treats. Now I may eat one or two. Some aren't too bad. I make sure I eat my carrots, bananas, etc.

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JOYINKY 12/28/2012 11:34PM

    It's difficult when it's all around you. It helps me to have it out of sight if it's in the house. Once my company leaves the goodies are going too! I've passed on a lot of it because I don't like that feeling afterwards but I've had a few treats. It's easier if you try to remember how it makes you feel. You can do it!

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FISHINGLADY66 12/28/2012 10:16PM

    True confession!. I have gained 3 lbs also and now I crave FOOD good and bad. I also get the headaches when I am hungry. I guess were in the same boat, so to speak. Just take it Step by Step and Day by Day. emoticon emoticon

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KATRINAKRAUT 12/28/2012 9:40PM

    Yup sounds like withdrawal to me. I Also get foggy brain when I consume too much sugar. I gained 2.8 pounds over Christmas and so I am also trying to detox and get back to the point where I don't "crave the crap"!.All the best in the New Year!

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