So I like pretty much everything so far about being primal/paleo. I love eating more meat and fat, I had no problem eliminating grains. The problem I'm having is sugar, and it's derailing everything. Sugar (especially chocolate) is my cryptonite. I've tried most of the hacks -- better quality/lower sugar chocolate, other replacements, simply trying to wait it out. I go about a week eating some plain yogurt with chocolate chips (or something similar) and will then binge horribly one night on Reeses or M&Ms.
It no longer feels like an issue of mere willpower. I can eat at Panera and resist bread, where I once used to eat it as a snack and loved nothing better than peanut butter and butter toast. I've given up rice and 95% of processed foods. But when I try to go a night without sugar, I get antsy and shaky and wind up prowling my house like a caged animal. I'm starting to doubt that I can ever conquer this, and it's VERY important that I do, because I'm also a type 1 diabetic and this behavior is going to slowly kill me :( Every single reason, from my blood sugars to my freakin' siuze 16 jeans never seem important when it really comes to crunch time.
Have any of you dealt with a carb/sugar addiction this bad? If so, what can I do about it?