(Closed) I’m Addicted to Candy!

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You’re going to have to detox from it cold turkey, i’m afraid. Stop buying it. Don’t eat any candy, dessert, or other things you add sugar to for 2-3 weeks. It’ll suck – really suck – the first week as your body craves it, but if you stick it out, you stop craving it completely. And then, the most wonderful thing happens – your taste buds get readjusted to “normal” and non-sugary foods have a ton more flavor. Sweets and desserts actually taste TOO sweet, and even when you do eat them, you feel sick/are grossed out by how sweet they are.

The key: just don’t keep it in the house or at work. If you don’t buy it, there’s nothing sitting around to tempt you or to mindlessly eat.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

Refined sugar is the devil. So cutting out as much as possible is a good idea.

I’m totally addicted to sugar myself and I’m trying to kick it. A long time ago, someone mentioned an herb of some sort you could eat and it would make sweet things taste bitter. I never looked into it or researched its safety, but something like that may help.

I’m not going to tell you to try eating a piece of fruit since as an addict myself, I know that just doesn’t cut it! Lol

Good luck.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I’m the same way, only I’ll eat anything sweet. I looove sweets. Sadly the more sugar you eat, the more you crave. And sweeteners with aspartame (like Splenda and Diet sodas) make you crave sweets even more! I read once that in order to kick the craving you’re supposed to eat the opposite when you’re craving. For instance, I typically crave sweets the most after a meal, so instead of eating that big piece of cake that I really want, I should drink coffee (I drink mine black, so I can’t say that it would be the same if you use sweeteners in it). It makes sense in theory, but does it work? I couldn’t tell you because I still eat sweets!

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