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September 23, 2012 5:56 PM
i was doing really well.. lost a ton of weight.. but somewhere along the line my addition to sugary foods came back with a vengeance.. im having a hard time kicking it again.. suggestions and support welcome.. major part of my weight gain (besides depression) was eating a TON of junk food.. donuts, icecream, chocolate... cupcakes.. on and on.. MUST stop the cycle and get back in line.. everytime i eat something good.. i feel like i must finish my meal off with sweet.. ugh.
September 23, 2012 6:30 PM
I have a gigantic sweet tooth as well and what I found helped me was consuming foods that are naturally sweet in place of foods that have refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, or added sugar in general. I find that if I sweeten certain with honey instead of table sugar that it satisfies my sweet tooth without craving more. Then there's also the whole eating fruit instead of snacks :-) Another thing that helped/inspired me was Dr. Lustig's "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" video on Youtube. Perhaps you've seen it? Now I'll admit, I do have many moments when I crave/consume the bad stuff too, but I find it so much easier to moderate when I have the healthier stuff more regularly. I have found that my cravings get significantly reduced for sugary stuff. Anyway, I hope this is of some help to you!
September 23, 2012 6:50 PM
A few months ago I was in the same postion because I had so much things going on in my life. I gained alot of weight from eating junk food and being stress out. I hate myself for put on all that weight and know that you have to work extra hard to take it back off again. I was even more stress from put on the weight, therefore I had to make a change in me. I decided to lose the weight and try to work on my stress, not let myself go back the way I felt the first time. I try avoid eaten the things that made me gain the weight or will make me feel stress. I don't buy junk in my house I treat myself once week to frozen yogurt or whatever and I try to eat dinner before 8pm and after 8pm I have a fruit.

Renewal your mind with different thoughts and focus on the good foods.

Good Luck
September 24, 2012 3:25 AM
Switch to natural and away from processed sugars. anything that you have to chew (and chew and chew) is good too. Tonight I sliced up a pineapple. the sinewy core was good chewing material and sweet to boot. I also had some Mangoes that almost put me in a sugar coma they were so sweet.

I keep a bag of Lindt Dark Chocolate truffles on hand too. One with a peanut butter spoon works wonders.

Then there's carrots, celery, cucumbers, bell peppers, pork rinds with guacamole, nuts, craisins, raisins, all kinds of goodies.

Now step away from the candy corn oreos!!!!
September 24, 2012 3:28 AM
I have this too, and have to be totally cold turkey on all refined sugars, I am ok with fruit and even small amounts of dried fruits. the first 3 days of totally cutting it out were hard but now I am fine, i feel so much better for cutting out the highs and lows. I do find though that if I have sugar in an unavoidable situation, birthday/wedding cake etc I am back at square one with cravings and have to go back to square one..good luck to you
September 24, 2012 3:33 AM

pork rinds with guacamole

Somehow, this doesn't seem like it would satisfy the cravings of a sweet tooth. It just sounds really gross to me. sick
September 24, 2012 6:20 AM
Check out, it is full of delicious recipes that are healthy for you! Just because it is healthy doesn't mean it will taste bad Also if you have never heard of stevia, you should buy some as it is all natural sweetener like the sugar that you find in fruit and it is low GI, calorie and satisfies all my cravings. Yum! :)
September 24, 2012 6:54 AM
I'm right with you...I have a problem with sugar, actually all carbs....definitely a carboholic. I also packed on weight over the last few years with depression and eating junk. It's a vicious cycle, isn't it? Eat because you feel so bad, then feel bad for eating, repeat. I have been on many diets over the years and been successful losing the weights, but eventually I go back to my old habits and gain it back. With all those diets, I never gave up sugars or white flour. This time I decided to try South Beach Diet and see if it could help me kick the sugar habit. I was skeptical when the book said that if you do the first two weeks (phase 1 - absolutely no carbs), your cravings for sugar will go away. But, it worked for me. I am starting my 6th week, have added back fruits and whole grains and I am not craving all those bad things that I love. this is a first for me. Now, I am hoping to make this a lifestyle (while hoping to enjoy an occasional treat after I reach my goal). All the best to you in kicking the sugar addiction!

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