How Much Sugar?

Sugar Addiction

  • 22 Jun 2018 4:01 AM
    Message # 6332089

    I will eat sugary sweets instead of lunch or dinner I am so addicted to sugar and cant seem to break the habit. 

  • 23 Jun 2018 2:35 AM
    Reply # 6333954 on 6332089

    [1] Did you decide to quit sugar after reading one of David's books? If so go back to it and read the chapter about dealing with withdrawal symptoms.

    [2] Have you removed all sources of temptation from the house and your work situation? If not do so now.

    [3] You can use artificial sweeteners as a transitional device, especially in coffee for example. But re-read David's advice about going cold turkey.

    [4] If your lack of resolve is an emotional issue rather than a physical craving, go see a psychologist to deal with it. This is what "comfort food" is about.

    [5] &/or talk it over with a friend who has been through a similar experience, perhaps smoking or some other "addiction".

    [6] Read the experience of others in the "Introduce yourself" page of this forum.

    [7] Do some online research to see how beneficial it is to quit eating sugar - intellectual reinforcement I guess.

    [8] DON'T GIVE UP! The struggle is REALLY worth the outcome.

  • 04 Jul 2018 1:26 AM
    Reply # 6359652 on 6332089

    This is my 13th day on sugar free and I have put weight on is this right

  • 05 Jul 2018 2:35 AM
    Reply # 6361058 on 6359652
    Anonymous wrote:

    This is my 13th day on sugar free and I have put weight on is this right

    Good on you :-)  I think up-&-down weight variations are common. My weight varies by 1/2 to 1 kg depending on how naughty I've been in the last few days :-( But you might need to be vigilant, especially about processed foods (max 2% "sugars"), yogurts (max 7%), excessive fruit consumption (see David's tables of fructose content), biscuits and cakes (best to avoid completely at this stage), soft drinks (max 2%), some artificial sweeteners (which may metabolise as fructose; Stevia is a safe one), fruit juices (avoid completely), etc.

    What I did initially was keep a detailed record for two weeks of how much fructose I was consuming. By weight and estimating, and using David's tables of fructose content; and by assuming the half of the "sugars" content was fructose.David had a very cooperative wife who changed her pantry contents and cooking habits. If your wife wants to support you, she may consider doing likewise.

    Above all, don't give up. Like quitting smoking, eliminating fructose will add years to your life and well-being . . . . .  and not at the other end, but NOW.

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