Post # 1
Ladies — I have always loved candy. I can scarf it down all day every day and never really get tired of it, if Iwanted to. I usually eat a bit every day, but some days I’ll just eat SO much!
In moderation, I am aware that it’s fine. But it’s like I can’t stop craving sugary sweets! I can do without soda just fine, but actual candy is a different story. I’m thin because I work hard to keep my body that way, but I know I’d have more energy and it wouldn’t be a struggle if I didn’t crave such high volumes of sugar!
How can I cut down on the amount of candy I crave?
Post # 3
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
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
Post # 5
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!