Thursday, June 13, 2013
I need someone to tell me their strategy. And I mean a strategy that has worked for you. I don’t want a theory or the response you were told should work.
Almost three years ago I found this site and with its help, I lost over 50 pounds. It took almost a whole year to lose the weight, so I have only been maintaining my weight loss for about two years. I don’t consider myself in maintenance because I continue to bounce up and down in a 5-7 pound range, always staying a few pounds above my original goal weight.
Here’s my problem. I can’t figure out how to handle sugar consumption. Sugar is a big problem for me and for the past year I have been “good” for 5 or 6 days and then I binge-usually for a couple days. I gain weight every week and spend the next interval losing it! In the end, everything “looks” just fine as I am still “maintaining,” but I am frustrated with myself and I cannot seem to find the secret to eating like a “normal” person.
What is the right thing to do? A sugar detox? Because I am an addict and should stay away from sugar all together? I certainly feel better when I am eating well balanced meals and staying in my overall calorie range. I just can’t imagine never eating the things I love again. Will the cravings really go away?
So then I think I need to eat sugary foods in moderation. At this point, I overindulge in these yummy things to the point where they cause pain. Can I really just eat a small serving and stop? How have you managed this? What made a difference?
I want to break this cycle! I feel hopeless at this point and I can't stand knowing that without seeking a solution, I am doomed to continue this...forever?
Respond here or in an email or on my Sparkpage. I want ideas… I am so frustrated!