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I Fed The Sugar Monster

Monday, February 20, 2012

I had a terrible weekend of eating massive doses of candy and sugar. The effects today must be similar to that of binging on alcohol. My face and eyes are puffy, I am so tired I could fall asleep at my desk, have no energy, headache, feel depressed, and just generally feel terrible. Not sure why I did this, knowing that I was literally eating myself sick. I really haven't had this bad of a binge for a long time. But I know what I need to do starting fight NOW, and am determined to do it!
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  • MISS-OVEREATER
    Couple of days ago I bought a box of ice cream Nestle drumsticks. I ate it all, probably over 1300 calories in that one sitting. I guess the good thing is I bought the box of 4 instead of eight :(
    2341 days ago
  • LAURELEI
    When I feel the need for sugar these days I eat a whole date. It is sweet with fiber and I find it really satisfies. I most often have one in the evening as that is when I used to binge most. For me it works.
    2415 days ago
  • HANNAHSUCCEEDS
    I have been a "sugar binge eater" as well and I am finding that if I allow myself one treat in the evening and still stay within my calorie range it helps. When I try to stay away from sugar completely I end up eating bags of candy or looking for anything sweet to get my hands on. When I eat my planned treat at night it helps me to look forward to something special in the evening and also helps me to avoid eating sugar throughout the day. It is inspiring that you blogged about it because I tend to beat myself up so much that I sort of isolate my thoughts. emoticon
    2461 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/22/2012 4:44:08 AM
  • CARLANNIE
    The best thing is to remember the feelings you got from your sugar overdose, and try to recall them when the urge strikes again. And figure out the trigger for your eating, and try to notice when that happens again, and then do something different. Like come save me from sugar overload, too, lol!
    2462 days ago
  • JOYINKY
    MN, It happens. It's a rare person that it doesn't happen to. The trick is to REMEMBER that feeling! Eventually it will sink in that it's truly not worth it! Haven't had it happen in a long time but know better than to think I'm immune. Glad you know what to do to get back on track. Any hindsight on what you might have done to keep it from happening? For me that would mean literally getting it out of the house and boy it's so hard for me to throw things away! Better days ahead!
    2463 days ago
  • THEHONESTME
    I think it's great that you realize the effects of eating sugar and that you are determined to get back on track TODAY!!

    I wanted to share this with you - I wrote it many months ago after the sugar monster attacked me. I vowed then to never let it happen again - notice how similar our "ailments" are:

    When I eat sugar:
    headache
    can’t sleep well
    sour breath
    gurgles & rumbles
    heartburn
    bloated stomach
    I stop caring and
    want more.
    It is NOT worth it!


    When I overeat:
    blecchhhh
    belly roll over my pants
    uncomfortable feeling
    tired
    lethargic
    th
    e scale goes up
    Thin feels SO much better!

    **

    You're not alone emoticon
    2463 days ago
  • CAKEMAKERMOM
    I hope you feel better soon. I hate that food hangover.
    2463 days ago
  • DAISYBELL6
    Today is a new day!
    2463 days ago
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