Sugar Rehab

Sunday, March 24, 2013

I'm checking myself into sugar rehab for the next three weeks. This means no extra sweets, except for maybe one on Easter and my birthday celebration.
This includes: candy, chocolate, marshmallows, coffee creamer, cake, ice cream, frozen yogurt, sprinkles, cookies, jelly beans, whipped cream, rice krispie treats, Brad's cereal, etc. This does NOT include: fruit/juice, Splenda, honey, yogurt, SF coffee syrup, or fiber bars eaten as a meal.

Please ask me about it and check up on me! I need to kick this candy habit I've gotten on!
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    Good luck! emoticon
    I've also been thinking of going sugar free for a bit to 'kick the habit'. I spend a lot of calories on mindless sugary delights.
    I'll think it over and probably post my own sugar-no-no list in a few days.
    1849 days ago
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    I struggle with this, too. Just thinking about going sugar-free makes me want to reach for something. With that said, our minds are pretty powerful. I think if you commit to it, you can totally power through and do this. Good luck!
    1854 days ago
    Good luck! You can do it. This is a tough time - around Easter and your birthday - but maybe the best time to do everything you can to cut back! Good luck! Have some alternatives on hand for when the craving hits. Beechnut gave some good suggestions.
    1854 days ago
    Is it bad that I read this and my eyes bulge and I think 'I couldn't do that'?? (You know you're addicted when...) But I know what you mean... I've been cutting back lately. Nothing official, just saying no. My mom bought jelly beans (aka 'Easter crack') and I kept using a paper towel to cover up the bowl. Out of sight, out of mind for me!!

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    (I wish there was a 'get it girl!!' emoticon! LOL)
    1854 days ago
    I had to do that back in October. I was eating so much sugar in the evening that I decided enough was enough. I went cold turkey and after a couple days I was fine. When I had a sweets attack, I had plain yogurt (I like Stoneyfield Farms - I eat the full fat one) with strawberries and bananas, with some raisins if the strawberries and bananas weren't ripe or sweet enough. That helped me a lot at first.

    Now in the evenings I make "ice cream." I put a frozen banana (sometimes a little more), 2-3 frozen strawberries, and a scoop of protein powder (I use BodyLogix which is all natural and is sweetened with stevia) and/or some cocoa powder (not chocolate milk mix!) in my blender/food processor with some milk (again, I use full-fat milk) to help soften it up. Sometimes I throw in some coconut shreds too. It is really tasty and obviously quite filling.

    Good luck - this will really help you get the sugar under control. Remember - it is literally a drug that messes with the reward centers in your brain. Make sure you're in control of your mind, and not the Empire (er, Food/Diet Industry).
    1855 days ago
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