There was just recently a pretty good article on Spark about this:
Breaking Your Sugar Addiction | SparkPeople
Do you feel powerless against your sugar cravings? Are you eating sweets (or thinking about them) multiple times per day? Then you need this 4-step plan to ...
If you put "Sugar addiction" in the Search function at the top of the page, there are several more article and threads that pop up as well!
Like you, its been a "lifelong" for me....open the Oreos, and my good intentions are almost instantly vaporized. Wouldn't be so bad, but the 'after effects' seem to linger for a week!! The only thing that really works for me is the "self tough-love". If its sugar, now I just don't buy it! I do live with someone who is impervious to the effects though, so I have to keep pulling up my reserves of that "self tough-love"!! lol Carbs that come from good foods don't affect me the same. Even a "high glycemic" like a baked potato doesn't really do the same to me... one small one is enough, and I'm content.
You are way ahead of many folks though---because you actually realize Sugar/Carb addiction is an issue for you!! We'll see if others can give both of us some better ideas!
I love reading ARCHIMEDESII response---its like she's always sitting me down and having a personal "chat" with me to stay in focus....!! Thank you!!
"Its not the Mountain ahead that wears you out, but the grain of sand in your shoe..."
| Pounds lost: 1.5