Me too. It has gotten better. I'm using Stevia now in my tea and other foods. No, it is isn't as sweet as sugar. There's also Xylitol you can substitute. After I learned that sugar causes inflammation and is one reason why some Americans are overweight. I have inflammation with my hands and foot. I want to get better and live longer. Read the book Cruise Ship or Nursing Home-lots of good information and stories in there. I've learned a lot of this from our Chiropractor, who is a Maximized Living Dr. They are very big into nutrition and hold classes and seminars each month to help motivate you to change your eating habits and your ways of living that are unhealthy. I would highly recommend searching for a Maximized Living Chiropractor in your area. I've learned so much. They have a nutrition plan book, with healthier recipes and explains why other cultures/countries- even a whole village are living to be 100 year old! There is a reason why some Americans are overweight and we are sick a lot too. It was an eye-opening experience, lots of research on other ways people eat in other parts of the world. Once I learned all of that, I got motivated to change. I've still got a ways to go, but I've come a long way. A lot of our processed foods have some form of sugar. Because people like things to be sweet, so companies put sugar in milk, ketchup and bread, things you wouldn't even think would need sugar. I heard in one of the seminars, the average American eats about 1lb of sugar a day! That's crazy, we would never sit down in one setting and feed ourselves that much sugar!! We do it thru our food and sugary drinks. I drink a chocolate protein shake and it tastes great with strawberries in it and it is sweet, but naturally sweet. That helps stop my cravings for sugar. I have bad days, where I go back to drinking Pepsi,etc... I drink a lot more water now. I've lost 20lbs and feel so much better. Check out the website- www.maximizedliving.com Eat lots of berries, they are naturally sweet and will help you from wanting more and more sugar. Exercise helps also. Hope this helps!
I'm addicted to sugar-based foods. It's terrible. I am starting to begin to watch that intake though!
Chocolate is my enemy :c
Like everyone else, I prefer to eat sweets and pasta.....period! But know I don't want to suffer from malnutrition either, so I do have some treats, like yogurt and fruit and sometimes a little desert so I'm not feeling totally deprived. I am 54 days free from overeating/binging and go to my ED support group once a week. The weather is getting warmer and I will be going walking for now and hopefully getting a bicycle and joining a gym. Don't know how long this will take but I'm going to do walking first.....easier and cost nothing.Everyone can identify with sugar because a lot of people are addicted to it and many forms. Please stay connected and if sugar isn't a main concern try ED group, we all have the same outlook and it's our emotions on how we deal or not deal with stressfull situations...... that's the problem.........hugs to all, Joan