Post # 1
Is anyone else addicted to sugar? I am so addicted. I used to be a roll-your-own cigarette smoker (never ever thought I would be!) so I think that is why I have turned my attention to sugaring myself.
Any success stories for getting off my favorite “drug?”
Post # 3
I’m addicted to Dr. Pepper. So is my husband. It has sugar in it, so does that count? lol
Are you addicted to plain sugar? Or sugar-y foods?
Post # 4
Like serabell said, are you addicted to sugar-y foods or plain sugar? I’m addicted to sugar-y foods like cakes, cookies and candy. I’m recently trying to cut back.
Post # 5
Thanks for the responses! 🙂 I am addicted to anything with sugar in it. Mainly- I crave ice cream 🙁 I just don’t think I ever go a day without chocolate or ice cream or something. I always want it after I eat …or before. I just don’t think there is any hope for me.
Post # 6
Ice cream?!? Who said Ice cream? Mmmm, my guilty pleasure 🙂
Post # 7
Prettyinpink89 🙂 Me too! Ya gotta have something, right?
Post # 8
cakes, cookies, candies, ANYTHINg with sugar turns me into a fiend.
It is worse than crack I swear.
Post # 9
Eating sugar begets sugar cravings… in other words the more you eat the more you want.
I never had a big sweet tooth until my current job (I work for a cookie and sweet baked goods company) Its part of my job to taste cookies, plus they are around ALL day fresh baked. Now when I get home I always want sugar too… I never was like that before.
Really the only way to beat it is to stop eating all sugar for a period of time and then slowly introduce it back in in limited quantities. IE only a bowl of ice cream on the weekend, or one square of dark chocolate after dinner.
Post # 10
lefeymw I could never have just one square of chocolate! Great suggestion though- about limited quantities and taking it slow after cold turkey. I have tried, but I just love sugar. I think a lot of it has to do with how I was raised- basically by obese sugar fiends here in the Midwest (just saying). I remember when I went off to college (kind of hippy mountain town) and was sitting down with my lunch of Mike and Ikes and people were giving me dirty looks and I was like… “what? Want some candy?” They thought I was insane!
Learning to cook has definitely helped. I no longer make candy a meal 🙂 Yes, I sound like I am 5… but I just grew up that way.
missmouse29 Me too! I guess there are worse things I could be doing 🙂
Post # 11
Yes I am a sugar addict. I am trying to cut it out of my diet (refined sugar, like in sweets and junk food that is) since it’s inflammatory and I do NOT need anymore of that.
I don’t know any special tricks besides JUST STOP IT! lol Way easier said than done though.
Someone I was talking to mentioned an herbal supplement that you can take or eat that will then make sugar taste bad. I think that is what I gathered. I have done 0 research though, so I don’t know anything of the safety or even what it was.
Some people recommend doing a juice feast/cleanse to reset yourself.
It’s also said that eating sugar encourages and overgrowth of yeast in the body, and what do yeasties want to eat? More sugar! So this also makes it harder.
I do believe that sugar has been shown to be as addictive as crack.
(sorry for the randomness of the post, I will now pass out for a nap)
Post # 12
xshellx2003: Hi my name is Michelle and I’m addicted to Mt. Dew.
Group: Hi Michelle.
I try so hard to stay away from it and when I do get a taste of it, I can drink an entire 2-liter. It’s terrible.
Post # 13
xshellx2003 LOL! Yeah… I don’t even go near that.
Post # 14
I can’t keep ice-cream in the house. Seriously, it’s kind of sad.
Oh, and cookies too.
I had a roommate once who had a bag of Pepperidge Farm Milanos that she had in the pantry for MONTHS. I thought she had magical powers.
And then she said one day, “Maybe I’ll treat myself to a little dessert,” took out one single milano, and slowly ate it with a cup of tea. Then she said, “Ah. That was good,” took the plate and cup, washed them off, put them in the dish-drainer, sealed up the cookies and put them back into the cupboard.
I hated her.
Post # 15
Moderation is key!! I didn’t have any sugar-y foods all day until I went out with my sister to friendly’s 8] Sooo good!
Post # 16
@JennyW1: That sounds awful!
My sweet tooth is soooo big! Last fall, I felt like I was eating sugar all time, so I started “being mean” to the sugary foods, especially if my well-meaning co-workers brought them in. I would say to myself, You are so gross! And flounce off haha
Yes, they might have thought I was crazy, but it got me to eat less!