For me sugar is an addiction. I have to do complete abstinence from sugary treats and junk food. It took several days of feeling deprived to get the sugar out of my system but I can now turn down/walk by cakes, cookies, candies etc. I am not the only one on the forums who has done this. Maybe it sounds awful but it is actually wonderful to break that addiction because now "normal" food has flavour to it (including raw fruit and veggies).
Fitday start date 12/9/12
Fitday start weight 190
Highest weight Jan 2009 218
Lowest weight Aug 2009 175
Goal 160: ACHIEVED Aug 25/13 (now to figure out how to stay here)
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins