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TERIANA Posts: 297
1/6/13 1:50 P

I am a sugar addict and chocoholic. Try this: Combine 1/2 C plain Greek Yogurt, a dash of vanilla extract, 1 packet of stevia, 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder and mix well until smooth. Top with 10-12 raw almonds and sliced bananas or berries. Very tasty and satisfying!

Stevia does not affect me like chemical "fake sugars" but it does satisfy my sugar craving. When I feel like eating dessert, I will have a peppermint tea with stevia and that usually does the trick. Drink extra water until the detox headaches stop...

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1/6/13 12:43 P

There is no shame in popping a few Advil.

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1/6/13 11:43 A

Headaches are so tough! You might try a cup of coffee or an advil if all else fails.

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1/4/13 12:58 P


It's only day 3 or 4. It will take , but you can break a sugar habit. Mostly, don't beat yourself up if you have an occasional lapse. It's going to happen. No one ever became a healthier eater overnight. it's impossible. Start with some simple changes first.

I would recommend going out and buying some fresh fruit to keep on hand when you do need a snack. as you eat more fresh fruit, you'll find that you won't crave the refined sugar. Now that doesn't mean those cravings will go away. I still have cravings for chocolate. And I eat chocolate. I just do my best to watch my portion sizes.

The headaches will go away with time. I highly recommend that you keep drinking your water. the water helps flush your system.

1/4/13 12:36 P

Thanks, Love. I "indulged" in a bowl of Special K Chocolate Delight Cereal last night before I read your suggestion. I did, however, keep you in mind when I ate my mid-morning snack today (a banana with almonds).

It's amazing how addicted to sugar I am. It's a wonder sugar isn't more heavily regulated by the FDA.

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1/3/13 9:37 P

Could you have a little almond butter - either regular or chocolate almond butter? Say, measure out an amount w/in your range and spread it on some apple or pear slices? That way, you'd get just a small amount of the 'hair of the dog' w/ the fructose...
Maybe an aspirin!

Good luck and sorry about the headache!

1/3/13 9:15 P

Yes, yes, and yes.

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1/3/13 9:04 P


What about having some fruit? Are you staying well-hydrated? Are you eating enough calories?

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1/3/13 8:32 P

Day 3 of a Better Me: I have a serious headache. It's from lack of sugar consumption. The easy thing to do is grab processed sugar and make it go away. The hard thing to do is stick it out for another day or two until the sugar withdrawl symptoms subside. Any advice about how to pass time while I tread the hard road?

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