I too find if I start with the sugar I am eating it all day. I heard on Spark People radio that there are studies showing the reaction to sugar is the same as the reaction to cocaine. Very interesting. I do not have cocaine experience but I have certainly had my struggles with alcohol. Long story. Spend many hours in "the rooms" to make sure that addiction does not start back. I had a HUGE weight loss when I quit drinking but then the weight started to come back. The recovery culture has a lot of sugary snacks available to help with the detox from alcohol. I reckon I am plenty detoxed by now. I have not had a drink of alcohol in over four years. Time to get back to that good healthy weight, and I am not that far from it.
Jelly beans....Big trigger for me. I remember President Reagan saying you can tell a lot about a person based of what jelly bean he selects. For me, I grab a handful. This is telling for me because in truth I want them ALL. My "real" addiction is more. I settled on alcohol because it is legal, so long as I don't drive, and easy to gets LOTS of. Actions have repercussions. I ended up HUGE. Big red face, big belly. Weighing in at 235lbs.
For me, 12 step programs provided some purpose and direction, and weight loss too.
I HAVE to view sugar with the same intensity I would alcohol or else I fall off the wagon with the weight loss goals. This is much harder than alcohol because sugar is in alot of things that you would not realize. Like today, the SP diet plan says the eat an Eggo waffle. I need to make sure that is the whole wheat waffle because the regular kind has that sugar reaction and then I am eating off the plan all day. I can't do it. This is where I "ask" my HP to help me. Each morning I ask to help me stay clean (from sugar) and sober.
| current weight: 158.7