Addicted to sugar

Old 02-19-2010, 05:46 PM
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Check your calories on the almonds...1 oz. is 160 calories and that is 22-24 nuts, way less than a cup (unless you are talking about a cup with the almonds still in the shell).

According to FitDay, 1 cup of almonds (no shells) is over 800 calories.

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Old 02-20-2010, 02:00 AM
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hey - I'm new here, but hadta say I'm definitely in the same boat as you. Way addicted to sugar.

I tend to go by the 14 day slogan - if I can resist and/or try something new for a consistent 14 days, it becomes habit and much easier to maintain. Now if only I can get 14 sugar-free days under my belt..literally..
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:43 PM
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Struggling with the sugar demon too. As soon as I clean out the cupboards, someone else in the house brings more in....hard to slay that demon with children in the house, Valentine's day school parties, Easter coming up soon, and overly generous grandmas on both sides......HELP!! lol
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:22 PM
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Yup, ladies, me too. If I totally gave up sugar, I'd never have to track my calories. But then, I wouldn't have the privilege of giving and receiving support from you all. Amazing, how my defense mechanism of rationalization sounds so...rational to me!

For me, sugar is absolutely an addiction and there's a real physical component. Usually when I do buy sweets I get the individual serving sizes in VERY limited quantities. That way I let the manufacturer limit my portion size. I pay more but it helps. I agree with everyone else that not eating it in the first place will lessen the cravings as time goes on. I just haven't hit that level of readiness to totally abstain forever. Yet. But I usually limit myself to once a week when I am trying to decrease body fat.
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:55 AM
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Hi,, i have strtuggled with the same trouble,, sweets,, but,, i have found that once i stop eating them,, the cravings go away,, try to fight it off for two whole days, and you should notice the cravings stop... it is one of those things that the more you have,, the more you want,,,i also found that a very tiny treat,, like a sucker,, goes a long way to satisfying,,, and takes a while to eat ,,and is low calories,,, good luck,
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:29 AM
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Hi ,

I do the dieet Atkins and you can't eat sucker than . So maybe you can try that i do it now and in the first two weeks it is hard because you have to kick off the sucker than later on you don't want to have any sucker .
Our just don't by sucker products in your home ....
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by mytime50 View Post
Hi,, i have strtuggled with the same trouble,, sweets,, but,, i have found that once i stop eating them,, the cravings go away,, try to fight it off for two whole days, and you should notice the cravings stop... it is one of those things that the more you have,, the more you want,,,i also found that a very tiny treat,, like a sucker,, goes a long way to satisfying,,, and takes a while to eat ,,and is low calories,,, good luck,

yowza! i wish it only took 2 days for me to kick the cravings for sweet thangs - it def takes me at least 14 days to create the habit of not needing them
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:39 PM
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Sugar and bread are my downfalls so I just stay far away from both of them. lol And believe, it's easier said than done. I do use sugar in my AM coffee but have cut it way down...and when I get to work I use Splenda. Not a big fan of Splenda or Equal products so I limit my use of them.


I have found that once your body adjusts to not having that sugar, the cravings do go away. The key is not to reintroduce your body to sugar or it will begin to crave it again.
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:18 PM
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Try raw Green Smoothies.
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by mailey84 View Post
yowza! i wish it only took 2 days for me to kick the cravings for sweet thangs - it def takes me at least 14 days to create the habit of not needing them
I'ts like putton a button in you're head around . I deletes al sucker thing's from my kitchen ( and home ) , so i don't have it so i can't eat it . The only diffeculty is not buy them
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