Hi, I am new to the group as well and feel that my sugar a

Hi,
I am new to the group as well and feel that my sugar addiction has become just a constant craving and I am having a hard time just cutting processed sugar out. I "snack" on unhealty sugary things probably several times a day and I know it makes me feel bad- but even knowing that it seems I am having little success with controlling temptation or cravings. I am not looking for an extreme diet shift, but would love it if I could reduce sugar to now and again treats instead of several times a day, every day food. Thanks!

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(33770)
Nov 21

Hi. Welcome to the group, and so sorry you are struggling with this. You probably know this already, but one thing I found really helpful was to eat lots of vegan protein - nuts, grains & beans & oil, Tofu, tempeh, seitan. Or even non-vegan protein (poultry, meat, fish, eggs, cheese.) I don't wait til I'm hungry, but as soon as the sugar starts calling me, I would eat some protein. That helped a lot. Hope this helps.

What strategies have you tried so far?

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Dec 12

I just joined, too. I have to admit to myself that I have a carb addiction (which is to say sugar addiction, since simple carbs ARE effectively sugar.) I am also beginning to think that I can't have just a little, because even something as innocuous as a roll or slice of bread drives me to eat more carbs. It's like I can't stop. I am obese, probably have pre-diabetes, and it wouldn't surprise me to discover my liver is getting fatty. All of these are life threatening. Any of these will end my life, and not in a peaceful-fading-gently-out kind of way, but in an ugly way. So I will probably never be able to have "just one" of anything. The best strategy for me has been eating a strict ketogenic diet. When I follow it correctly, I don't feel hungry, and am not tempted by sweets. But I do get tempted by breads, and one slice will send me spiraling. I am hoping this group will be a resource for how to stay away from sugar.

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