F*CKING SUGAR!

posted 6 months ago in Wellness
Post # 61
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2017

I had a MAJOR problem with sugar. I’m the kind of girl who could eat ice cream, a starbucks frap, some chocolate, and a iced coffee with sugar all in one day. 

It’s only been about three months that I’ve been ‘clean’ from sugar. Here’s how I did it (Probably not the most ideal way but it worked for me): I binged for like a week and ate all the sugar I wanted. Then I felt SO disgusting. My body needed a detox. To the point of where I didn’t WANT anymore sugar. I started meal prepping more so that I had food ready when I got hungry; its harder to go buy sugary food when you have a container of grilled chicken and sweet potatoes in the fridge that needs to get eaten or it’ll go to waste 🙂

The first week was the hardest. I took my credit card and left it in my jewelry box at home so that I couldn’t use it to make impulse ‘sugary’ purchases while about my day. 

I’ve been working out about 4 times a week now and am leaning up nicely and down to about 108 pounds. I’ve got serious arm definition and my abs are starting to come in. For me that’s enough motivation to avoid sugar for the most part.

I have 2 cheat days: Tuesday and Friday. Tuesday is wing night at my favorite local spot, and wings are half price, so you know… 😉 Friday is my sugar day, and I let myself pick one treat whether it be a sugary starbucks drink or a chocolate tart.

Oh, also… be careful about how much sugar is in some drinks. I ONLY drink water because it’s easy to go well over your sugar alotment just in ‘liquid sugar’.

Post # 62
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1976 posts
Buzzing bee

ana2017 :  SO bad! But “sadness in a bowl” has me dying 😂

Post # 63
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I had a problem with drinking cha yen every day (Thai iced tea, full of sugar and added condensed milk). I’d get one every lunchtime, every day, to power me through for an afternoon of teaching. So bad for me. For the first couple of weeks that I stopped drinking it I had INSANE headaches. Finally kicked it now though, but it was painful.

Post # 64
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323 posts
Helper bee

ana2017 :  in my experience from quitting sugar several times, YMMV:

– go cold turkey.  having any sugar increases the cravings and you can’t move off square 1

– eat lots of protein, this helps keep your blood sugar stable and decreases sugar cravings

– don’t eat other empty carbs, it just increases sugar cravings

– I personally eat fruit, especially in green smoothies with avocado, my body seems to love getting a giant dose of nutrients, but I know some people can’t eat fruit when quitting sugar

– my number one snack when quitting sugar is raw pecans.  they have fat and a sweet-ish taste and they fulfill a bit of that sugar need without adding sugar.  I literally keep them in my pocket and every time I want some sugar, I eat a pecan.  yes they are high fat, but you won’t need to keep doing it once you have gotten your sugar cravings under control

I am actually in the middle of kicking sugar again, I’m on week 4 of no sugar, no flour, no dairy, and I feel amazing!!!  I have eaten this way for years at a time and then I will fall off the wagon, I really want to stay on it this time, I’m thinking maybe one meal a week with sugar/flour/dairy and other than that, nope!

Good luck!!  I know it’s hard but it’s worth it!!

Post # 65
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Newbee

I didn’t read all the comments, but I find the things that help me most is having a bunch of dessert teas around. At work and dying for something sweet? Red velvet cake tea! Before bed? Chocolate mint herbal! Some have either artificial flavors, or some added sugar, but very little, so it depends how you feel. For me, it’s definitely the lesser of two evils. 

Post # 66
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Seconding Whole30/keto. 

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