Everyday i plan to eat no food that contains added sugar but i can't handle the craving. Actually i don't have sugar in drinks or any other thing that i make for myself. My problem is that in my house its only me who wants to lose some weight. So others don't want to compromise on anything they like. And a sweet treat is a must at our place. I don't take even a bite of that in front of anyone but as soon as i see it alone somewhere I can't handle the craving! When i start binging i don't know how much i've had :( i want to stay firm on my decision to quit sugar for good. How should i keep myself stuck to it? The bad part is that after eating and feeling guilty i avoid fruits because they are also sweet. Help plzzzz! Is there anyone who has gone through this sugar addiction???
Try chewing some gum...I heard it reduces food cravings..according to webmd..They have 12 other ways to reduce cravings...They don't have my favorite tip which is to SHOCK the system...So whenever you get the urge to eat sweets, try biting into a lemon...It's a pattern interrupt method, and clears the mind..
Drink plenty of water and when you can't take the craving anymore eat and apple. They help diminish sugar and carb cravings.
Thanks alot. I'll try this.
Yeah the water intake might work because nowdays i am not paying much attention towards how much water am i drinking!
remember that dehydration sometimes fools the body to eat food..When all it wants is some water..
Reading your post sounds just like me. I wouldnt eat any Of the goodies at my moms house when I lived with her but as soon as her and her husband fell asleep I'd go to the kitchen and binge on all the sweets I could until I felt sick. I know this is gonna be hard because I've been there but try eating as clean and healthy as you can for at least a week. I notice that the cleaner I eat and more water I drink, the cravings for all the cakes and cookies seem to just go away. And don't give up fruit , when you absolutely have to eat something sweet a fruit is gonna help that sweet tooth. Best of luck!
If quitting cold turkey isn't helping, maybe try phasing it out. Just aim to eliminate one part of added sugar in your diet for a week or two (like soda) and then try eliminating something else as you go. Also, maybe try a cheat day where you can have something with a small amount of added sugar since it's better to indulge a little than to deprive yourself and binge later. I keep Lindt dark chocolate bars in my house (and you can get flavours such as mint if dark chocolate is too intense) and have a square every so often when I need something sweet/chocolatey, that way I won't give in to a piece of chocolate cake later and the dark chocolate is heart healthy. On regular days try sweet fruits like apples, bananas, watermelon, etc and drink lots of water with it. Good luck with your managing your sugar intake :)
Thankyou Guys! I'll try my best to avoid my cravings. And this time hopefully I'll succeed as I'll remember all of you who have helped get out of this sugar addiction.
I also wanted to ask that usually I feel like eating something after every hour. Is that alright? Or should I have a longer time interval?
Eating every hour will be OK if you just have a little bit. If you quit sugar straight out you are going to have withdrawal like headaches. Cut it back slowly and up your fibre.