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Sugar-Addict, trying to quit for thirty days
I eat healthy and workout. My last remaining, and worst, behavior/eating habit is sugar.
I'm attempting to not have any for about thirty days to see how I feel. Any tips?
Mon. Mar 10, 2:31am
It's not that hard, but you have to read labels, it's in everything. Corn syrup, cane juice, honey, fructose...
I have been eating foods with naturally occurring sugar only for the past three months (ie, plain yogurt or fruit have natural sugar, but sugar isn't listed as an added ingredient).
Monday, March 10, 2008, 8:56 AM
It will get easier! I did this a couple years ago, and after the first week and a half, my cravings went away, and it was relatively painless.
My biggest tip is to tell everyone you possibly can - they will help keep you on track, so then you're not just cheating on yourself, you're failing in front of them, too.
Monday, March 10, 2008, 10:30 AM
I also call myself a sugar addict and I have tried to quit various times, sometimes with success, sometimes not. I guess it depends on what it is you're trying to "quit". Are you talking all refined sugar (if so, be sure to look at ALL labels, as the first poster mentioned) or are you talking about no candy, cookies, hardcore sweets, etc? For me, it's usually the latter. If I could just stop eating those things (binging, more accurately) the rest of my eating plan would at least be acceptable. Sometimes for some people, though, eating items with some sugar in them (like cereal) triggers the desire for more so it might be necessary to eliminate all sugar from your plan. I know for me when I have stopped, the first 4-5 days are the worst, then it gets better. As the other poster mentioned, the cravings are significantly less. By no means was it "easy" for me though. I was much crabbier those days and sometimes obsessed with wanting to eat candy. Just try to focus on the other things and keep yourself busy and/or surrounded by other people. I manage to "mind my manners" around others and don't usually get too carried away when I feel like people are watching me!!! Good luck, let us know it goes!
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