I am looking for advice/experiences from people who have either succeeded at the incredibly difficult task of training their mind/palette etc to not want sweets.
Or those who have had success with mental re-association of all sweet things.. anything along those lines..
I have been strict Paleo for over a year, completely 100% Sugar free for 8months, no fruit, no sugar, no apple juice sweetned, no cane juice, never tried Agave, wont touch anything with "ose" in the ingredients... for the purpose of trying incredibly hard to train myself to not like sweets
I grew up with chocolate as a part of my culture, i am half polish, and spent summers growing up there, my father loves it and had very high qulaity dark choco in the house growing up it was a very strong source of pleasure. Fast forward to my adulthood, and all of my attempts to changing this association have ultimately failed.
Here is what has changed. My palette.. Bakers Chocolate tastes like heaven, literally. I use stevia ones in a while, and it feels like extreme pleasure entering my mouth..so my tastes buds have changed BUT..
what has not changed in my mind. even after this long of all removal..i walk into a Patisserie or a chocolate shop, and i feel like i want to cry out of deprivation that I can't have these things. My boyfriend was invited to a fancy schmancy chocolatier opening and they gave him about 3 lbs of some of the finest choco in the world, and i literally am soo distraught over the fact that it sits in my apt. and i can't touch it.
Will this EVER GO AWAY?
I should say that...i never ever want anything else, the idea of a candy or chips or bread or rice of anything else other people crave. does not exist for me.
The only lingering culprit..is my absolute undying overwhelming desire for chocolate. (not the snickers bar kind, just high quality amazing chocolate)
Anyone ever rid themselves of this? Anything I can supplement to perhaps ease this physical desrire? Would EFT be appropriate for the mental side?
Thanks in advance!
Oh! I should add my reason for not eating it - It doesn't support my training. I dont feel the desire to jump out of bed and get to the gym in the morn, after i've eaten sugar..so thats my reason for staying away. Is that silly?
Oh! Also, when i eat Baker's chocolate, even if i eat like 5 blocks which is way too much, i NEVER EVER reach that seretonin spiking place of bliss, so always left unsatisfied. Same thing with the Coco oil/Stevia Choco bark..
IS there a way to get pleasure i am seeking without the damaging effects of sugar?