Sugar Addiction...

by (90) Updated September 04, 2013 at 5:40 AM Created October 08, 2012 at 8:41 PM

It seems so wierd, does anyone know how to break a sugar addiction? Honestly I spent my whole life without it and now all I want is carbs. Is there a great way to break this and get back in shape fast? Honestly I am an overtire college student and still helpless.

Also, is it better to do calistenics, cardio, or weight lifting to lose weight fast? it sound unhealthy but I am not healthy now. in six weeks I went from under 10 percent body fat to I dont know what (30 pounds!!!!)...I just want to do this right? Anyone else have the same issues? I do good for a day or two and then binge like crazy. I am actually super sensitive to everything orm being paleo for 5 years, but I cant stop how miserable i am :(. Is there a way to safefully cleanse?

Need to get back to normal as fast as possible. I see no results so I give up wheneber I "make progress"... Thank you

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748 · October 08, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I have had the EXACT same problem lately, and what's worked for me is having a goal to stop the unhealthy eating choices (for me it's because I want to get in shape for my birthday) and to stop stressing SO much about what you can and cannot have. I think super restrictive behaviors are what trigger binges in general (definitely true in my case), which usually turn into sugary food binges (what happened to me). What does your diet look like? Most likely you are missing something in your diet that is causing that "need" for sugar. Too low carb? Too high carb? Too much fruit? For me I've discovered recently that going too low carb was causing me to binge very frequently. I've decided to get back on track with meat and veggies, avoiding fruit and nuts, with moderate carb intake from healthy starches like potatoes. INCREDIBLE CHANGE. I actually feel satisfied (something I have not felt in a long time), and am eating less calories without trying, which I know will help my weight loss goal. A few potatoes or a non fructose starch at dinner, and I'm incredibly satisfied, and don't crave other things. Turns out potatoes or a few more carbs were what I needed to stop binges and cravings. I know it's so hard, but trust me there are solutions out there! hugs!

32175 · October 08, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Supplementing magnesium has really nipped my sugar addiction in the bud. Try 400 mg of Mag Citrate or Glycinate before bed. It may take some time though...

You need to be patient if you want to get off the roller coaster. Fast weight loss will not do your metabolism any good in the long run.

632 · October 08, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I feel that magnesium helps me as well, in reference to dragonfly's post!

When I've broken my paleo diet in the past, with 1 piece of candy starting a roller coaster, I had a 3 day weekend off of work that I had to quit it on. The biggest thing for me is NEVER get hungry! I eat every hour, veggies/flaxseed/meat- really fill yourself up! It keeps the habit at bay, and by the end, I'll have broken the sugar addiction.

26 · September 04, 2013 at 5:40 AM

Take 1000 mg of the amino acid glutamine every 4-6 hours (or as needed). This will trick your body into thinking its getting glucose, which will curb the desire for sugar. Use this IDM's Addiction forum to discuss more about sugar addiction.

7 · March 04, 2013 at 12:56 PM

I had horrendous sugar cravings when I quit drinking - they were so much worse than any craving for alcohol.

I subbed in fruit when the cravings were at their worst and permitted myself the occasional diet soda, but mostly I just bit the bullet. It sucked, like really sucked. And it took about a month for them to quiet down but they did.

Use this Addiction Forum to discuss more.

45 · October 08, 2012 at 11:15 PM

21 Day Sugar Detox helped me a LOT with sugar cravings. I was already paleo, so I started at level 3. All of the materials are free: http://the21daysugardetox.com/

634 · October 08, 2012 at 10:45 PM

What do you mean by sugar? Fruits have a lot of sugar, they are not considered bad. Are you addicted to fruits? :)

Anyway, the key to control any addiction is to not have the chance to even think about it. 1. next time you go to the market, do not buy "sugar", and buy a lot of "non-sugar". So whenever need to eat, you should have enough proper food around and zero bad food. 2. very important: do not let yourself get hungry. If you're not hungry you will not think about food much. You should eat well before you get hungry. Do not wait for lunch or dinner, forget about fixed meal times.

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