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Hey everyone, I'm new to this. I've struggled with sugar add

Hey everyone, I'm new to this. I've struggled with sugar addiction for a long time, but after having my daughter it has gotten way worse. It was fine for about seven or eight months and then my husband lost his job and I had some personal friendship issues and I turned to sugar. I've gained 30 lbs and am only a few pounds short of my pregnancy weight. I keep trying to quit and am successful for a short time, the longest time being about a month, but the whole time I can only day dream about eating sweets again and then I'm right back into it. There's no one I can talk to who really understands, my sister also struggles with cravings but she has so much more control and whenever we talk I can feel her judging me for not having the same amount of control. So I've turned here... I don't know what to do next.

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Nov 8

@MyNameIsJ... It really is crazy how much sugar acts like a drug and one of the hardest parts is that everyone around you doesn't really have a problem with it. I have a friend who is trying to quit smoking and he wants to do it, but last time he tried he caved because his husband also smokes, they are going to try and quit together but he can't do anything until his husband is on the bandwagon too. Well my husband is never going to be on the "quit sugar" bandwagon, and I live with three other adults who will probably never be on that bandwagon either. Sometimes I think that until we move out and I can completely control the food in my house that I won't be able to control this sugar addiction. Saying 'no' once or twice in the grocery store is a lot easier than saying 'no' a thousand times in front of the fridge.

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Nov 9

The funny thing is, I would never think of pushing a drink on an alcoholic who was trying to quit drinking. I would never say, aw come on, one little drink wont hurt you. Yet when we say we are not eating sugar, the best of friends will tell us, a little bit wont hurt. They truly don’t understand the addicted brain. And they dont have to, because we know what we need to do for ourselves. Sugar is an addiction just like cigarettes, alcohol, cocaine, heroin. It is all the same in the brain chemistry.

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Nov 9

I agree it is very hard to quit when it is in your face all the time. I use little tricks like if something is sitting on the counter, I cover it with a dish towel. If it is in the fridge, I push it back where I cant see it or cover it with tin foil. Maybe your house members can agree to keep things in a specific cupboard you dont use. Out of sight, out of mind really helps.

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