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Old 09-28-17, 07:40 AM
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Overcoming my sugar addiction

It's really bad now. I've put on so much weight I'm constantly feeling unwell. My legs and feet are aching non stop. When i wake up in the middle of the night I
Struggle to walk.

Im still not able to get much sleep so I need to find different energy sources...not sugar.

I also have no opportunity to exercise apart from walking and doing a few exercises on the floor with fuzzling.

So I want to cut out sugar. The more sugar I eat the more I crave it. It doesn't help that my family always keeps chocolates biscuits pastries and cakes at home. I just to need to find a way to resist it.

And I have to drink more water. Much more water. I feel sod dehydrated but I dont feel like drinking anything.
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Re: Overcoming my sugar addiction

I found it incredibly helpful to communicate to my family how important it was for my well-being to keep that s*** out of the house. They're hooked too, they just aren't trying to get unhooked like you are. I compared it to me trying to give up crack, but having to wake up in and come home to a crack house every day. Environment is a huge influence, no matter how strong you might think you can be.

It was an uncomfortable struggle, as is everything that's been truly beneficial and healing, but without that level of added support, I don't think I would have been able to stick with it as long as I have. I am a hardcore food addict and MUST keep my drugs of choice out of my living quarters....period.

My husband will readily buy and stock anything I request, too, so if I'm ever counting on him to say, "Baby, that might not be a good idea."....it isn't going to happen because he thinks getting me what I ask for IS making me happy....without seeing how miserable I'll be down the road in my asking and in his getting it for me. I have to stay on top of my own addiction to better help others help me, if that makes sense.

A motto that also helps me during the day is "drink your food, chew your water". It reminds me that our food can also be quite hydrating, such as fresh fruits, greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, herbal infusions, etc....while also reminding me that chewing our solid food really well until it's in liquid form is equally as important in the digestive process. Many people think I'm nuts when I say I chew my liquids, or when I say I chew each bite of solid foods at least 30 times before swallowing, but my digestive enzymes seem to really dig it, and they seem to be much wiser than us humans. lol
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Re: Overcoming my sugar addiction

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My legs and feet are aching non stop.

The more sugar I eat the more I crave it.

And I have to drink more water. Much more water. I feel sod dehydrated but I dont feel like drinking anything.
Please see your GP and get tested for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus/Metabolic Syndrome at once.

If you have renal insufficiency, you could be at greatly increased risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Do not wait to do this.


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Re: Overcoming my sugar addiction

So its been going horribly. I'm still bingeing on sweets. I think this thread should go on the addictions board. I don't know how to stop.

I jeed to do something drastic. Something tjat will make me stop. For now I just want to quit stuff with added sugar but I dont know how. It's insane but I just cant do it.

My dad has stopped keeping his chocolates in the kitchen so that helps but my mom keeps buying sweet stuff for all of us. There is no point talking to hwr. She doesn't take in anything these days.
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Please see your GP and get tested for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus/Metabolic Syndrome at once.

If you have renal insufficiency, you could be at greatly increased risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Do not wait to do this.


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Did I say anytjing that makes you think I nigjt have renal insufficiency e.g. is feeling dehydrated a symptom?
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Re: Overcoming my sugar addiction

Quit cold turkey. The cravings and withdrawal will pass within 4 days.
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Re: Overcoming my sugar addiction

Fuzzy like alcohol is for me...it cant be in my house, my family knows I can have it, its never offered to me and I control my own boundaries and If I am out somewhere where others are drinking and it overcomes me, I reserve the right to take a quick walk or stroll around to clear my nasal passages,
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Quit cold turkey. The cravings and withdrawal will pass within 4 days.
Ok thanks. That's something to hold on to.
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Fuzzy like alcohol is for me...it cant be in my house, my family knows I can have it, its never offered to me and I control my own boundaries and If I am out somewhere where others are drinking and it overcomes me, I reserve the right to take a quick walk or stroll around to clear my nasal passages,
Too difficult to enforce though you are totally right. It would make it a bit easier. I also buy chocolate bars when I go shopping though and I always prder dessert so it's not just the junk we have at home. Going out for lunch today so that will be a test of will.

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Re: Overcoming my sugar addiction

So I've managed 2 sugar free days and it wasn't easy. I've noticed that I crave something sweet when I'm

1.tired
2.frustrated

I'm always tired and I'm frustrated a lot. Several times a day.

Im still pigging out. Just not on sweets. I'm guessing that's an improvement but I'm too tired to think clearly.
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Sugar for me is darn near impossible to resist. I understand your struggle!
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I'm worse than ever. It has to stop. You won't bdlieve the amounts of sweet stuff I'm putting away. I just can't seem to.stop.
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I'm worse than ever. It has to stop. You won't bdlieve the amounts of sweet stuff I'm putting away. I just can't seem to.stop.
Raisin bread toasted with unsalted butter, no cinnamon, is not my friend this week.

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So I've managed 2 sugar free days and it wasn't easy. I've noticed that I crave something sweet when I'm

1.tired
2.frustrated

I'm always tired and I'm frustrated a lot. Several times a day.

Im still pigging out. Just not on sweets. I'm guessing that's an improvement but I'm too tired to think clearly.
Some times to watch out for are when you are hungry, angry, lonely, or tired. (I'll let you guess where that came from) Any addiction is seeking pleasure to avoid or distract us from pain of some sort.

And yes, I'm a sugar addict too. So I share my sugar and keep it where I can't get to it without others seeing me grab something from the candy dish. But leave me alone with a bag of milky way fun size bars and all bets are off.

For me it was causing bouts of reactive hypoglycemia. That's no fun either. It made doing anything really really hard to do. (Like I couldn't drive, type, or think)

I'm presently reading a book called the sugar solution....(Along with twenty others, of course.) It might be a help and explain to you what's actually going on in your body. The Low Blood Sugar Handbook put me on the path to health back in the 90's.....when I chose it.

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Re: Overcoming my sugar addiction

I dont mean to sound like a broken record but you cant allow any sugar or junk to be in your house. This way even if you slip you have to go buy it and eat it elsewhere. I know you have a husband but he needs to understand this fact too.
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