Post # 1
I can’t get my eating under control….I’m a member of WW but I do it so rarely that I really need to cancel my membership. I eat fine for the most part but I fall into the trap of eating too much crap once I start. I have fairly good portion control of the good stuff but then when we have sweets in the house I break down. I once did an unintentional sugar fast and felt great but I’m back with my sugar. Any advice or people in the same boat as me?
Post # 3
Make it inaccessible.
Don’t buy any sweets. Throw away all the junk food you currently have (or donate to a food bank or homeless shelter).
Plan your meals/snacks for the week. Make a grocery list, stick to it; if it’s not on the list you can’t buy it. Only go to the store once a week.
Don’t carry small bills of cash so you won’t be tempted to buy from vending machines.
Once you break the sugar habit, you won’t crave it any more. I used to drink 3+ cans of Mountain Dew a day, and could eat several peices of cake or 1/2 a box of chocolate. Now that I essentailly “quit sugar”, I don’t even want it. When I do eat it, a little bit is enough, like a fun-size candy bar is more than enough to sugar for me.
Post # 4
How long did it take for you to get to that point?
I’m hoping it will be easier here soon. DH and I are thinking about doing Dave Ramsey’s classes and from the way I understand it we won’t have money to buy much of anything which will be great for my waistline 🙂
Post # 5
I don’t buy sweets and keep them in the house because if I do, they will be eaten.
Are you trying to get out of debt? I’ve heard that having less to spend sometimes makes people eat more junk since that’s cheaper than fresh food.
Post # 6
I’ve been there! I am also on WW and have been struggling due to some family stuff. I am back on track as of this week actually!
You really have to make it unaccessable. I don’t carry cash to work to avoid the vending machine. I plan out and take my food for breakfast, snack and lunch to work. I drink more water than diet pop now.
I ate a snack pack pudding today because I needed/wanted chocolate and it was only 3 pts!! That was worth the points splurge and I stayed on track and got my craving out of the way!
It’s mind over matter…you can do it!
Post # 7
Just reading the title of your post really makes me want a Hershey bar!! I usually allow myself a ‘treat’ every day. Lately it has been a York peppermint pattie in the afternoor (only around 180 calories). It has been helping me stay on track knowing that I’m not totally eliminating the good stuff. There is just no way I can totally quit sugar or chocolate…this is my compromise.
Post # 8
Try chewing a piece of sugar-free gum next time you get a craving. Or perhaps a VitaminWater Zero…something sweet that doesn’t have too many calories.
Post # 9
“How long did it take for you to get to that point?”
I’m not sure exactly. Probably a few months I’d guess. It was when I was unemployed, so I couldn’t afford ANYTHING extra. And then I realized after a while I didn’t even desire it any more.
Post # 10
I was eating candy everyday and cut it our cold turkey. It took me a good week to get over the sugar cravings. Make sure you have other, healthier choices to snack on that you love. For me it was popcorn. A small bowl of popcorn was healthier (I air pop it so I can control what is and isn’t added) and I love popcorn so it was okay with me to have that instead of running to the nearest Walmart to buy a king sized box of NERDS everytime I had a craving.
Post # 11
I asked DH to take the sugary stuff to work tomorrow and I’m hoping that as we work on budgeting that the “bad stuff” won’t make it into the house as often. Maybe this will allow me to drop those last 15-20 pounds haha
Post # 12
I never buy sweets but recently had an invitation stuffing party and bought some goodies for my party. Ever since it has been AWFUL…leftovers galore! I will be really good for a while then binge eat. And it makes me really stressed out with a wedding coming up! What makes matters worse is my finace has a super sweet tooth but can get away with it. So he buys junk and it’s around. Hard to get away from! I threw out cookies last night and that made me feel good. I have lost 12lb, but recently gained 2 back. EEK! Good luck my friend, it’s an uphill battle for sure.