Thanks for the advice everyone. I woke up this morning and ate left overs from last night. I ate a little bit of beef with about a tablespoon of fresh salsa, little avocado. It did seem to help me not have so much cravings so far today. I don't know if I ever can live without sugar. But I will definitely try to cut the simple sugars out of my life. I also have been out of control in eating. I have wanted to loose a little weight, but really more concerned about my all around health. But it has been hard to fight myself. Hopefully this will help me stop binging.
current weight: 142.7
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More protein Fewer carbs More exercise Reduce sugary foods/beverages--the more you eat/drink, more you'll crave
For example: My husband's diabetic doctor said the ideal breakfast for sugar management was eggs & bacon---(no toast, no breakfast cereals, fruit juices etc)........see any carbs in that breakfast advice?? It's made a BIG difference in his blood sugar readings!!
Never trade what you want at the moment for what you WANT MOST!!!
P- U- S- H Pursue, until, something, happens!!
current weight: 246.2
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I have found the more sugary things you eat the more you want . try to cut back on these sweets . they do not help and they only make you want more . try to see if you can work more veggies and leafy greens into your diet plan . sure the first few days will be hard . you will shake and you will crave food . food you do not need . you will want it . if your body is craving these that craving only lasts for about ten to fifteen min. try to get your mind on other things . clean the house . walk anything but eat . sooner you will not want this type of food . yes , at times i want a piece of cake or a cookie or two but if you can not stop with one or two then walk on by and do not eat . battle with this you can win . you can overcome . everyday is a fresh start . try . do not just say i cant do this . try . post on line and talk to someone . an old saying is a second on the lips a liftetime on the hips . not worth it . you will feel better have more engery and look better if you give them up at least until you can control your wants .
Excellent advice so far. Your relationship with sugary foods can be changed when you are in total control of that trelationship. I like to focus on proteina nd good carbs like veggies/fruits. Once in a great while it's the sugary foods but not very often.
From what I read, an intake of a carbohydrate-rich food, through several biological processes, can increase the amount of serotonin produced by the brain. This helps with depression and mood. So it's no wonder people like me who suffer from chronic depression, obsessive compulsive disorder & anxiety crave carbs.
That said, I've also read from many sources & believe what the other posters say - more protein = less sugar/carb cravings. The high from the sugar feels really good, it just doesn't last and isn't good for us.
I've added some links to articles you may find helpful.
When you eat a lot of sugar you do get a sugar high. This will give you a lot of energy. If you start controlling your carbohydrate intake, you will have an even blood sugar without these sugar highs and I think you will feel better. Good luck.
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Well I am having a hard time controlling what I eat. I am mostly gravitating to sugary food in my life. Its funny I can eat all day and am not really hungry. But I wont feel on top of my game until I have a milk shake or something big usually sugary. Then I will feel motivated, calm, happier etc from a milk shake. Why is this? And how do I stop this? Nothing else will works. Its like taking a drug. I am sure my cholesterol is up and I don't want to eat like this.
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