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Sugar free Challenge :sept 9-oct 6 , 2012

Postby summer_is_coming » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:17 pm

Hello I'm Amy and I am a sugar addict. You know how an alcoholic can't have one drink cause it turns into a bender ? I'm like that with sweets. I particularly like biscuits and chocolate, but I've even binged on dried fruit, and honey (wtf?) . I know need to start to show a bit of self control - to save my waistline & my teeth!
So I'm admitting myself to sugar rehab : 28 days.
I will report here with my progress.
Join me :)
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Re: Sugar free Challenge :sept 9-oct 6 , 2012

Postby dinosaur371 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:42 pm

Good luck! I have a sugar intolerance and have recently cut out all sugars from my diet. It's hard, but once the cravings die down, it gets much easier!!
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Re: Sugar free Challenge :sept 9-oct 6 , 2012

Postby summer_is_coming » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:46 pm

Day 1 was a bit of a failure I ate chocolate :( I have started to have my tea and coffee without sugar. It seems so bland
Day 1 can start again tomorrow! At least I've admitted I have a problem , that's the first step isn't it?
How long do you reckon it takes for cravings to go away?
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Re: Sugar free Challenge :sept 9-oct 6 , 2012

Postby admin » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:07 am

It's retraining your tastebuds and brain. The more you can reduce your sweet foods the quicker it will happen. It's a habit that will take time. Cut out all sugar drinks, introduce on a daily basis a herbal tea as a substitute for one of your coffee/tea intake, there are many things you can slowly introduce. Chocolate is fine if it is only a couple of squares, quantity is key as well. It is an education to your body and you need to be strong to do it.
Good Luck
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Re: Sugar free Challenge :sept 9-oct 6 , 2012

Postby Carolyn52 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:37 pm

Hi Amy , how are you doing with your challenge. I hope you have the will power to do it, you go girl 8)
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Re: Sugar free Challenge :sept 9-oct 6 , 2012

Postby summer_is_coming » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:46 pm

Day 2 . Went ok, still getting used to plain tea. Tried plain low fat yoghurt Instead of flavoured and find it tolerable.
Cracked and had piece of whole meal toast with jam about 3pm. I have armed myself with a punnet of strawberries instead for when the sweet tooth inevitably hits tomorrow
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Re: Sugar free Challenge :sept 9-oct 6 , 2012

Postby summer_is_coming » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:58 pm

I am doing quite well today. Had plain yogurt with strawberry , rolled oats and rationed 1 dried date chopped up to sweeten (Unthinkable I would usually scoff handfuls !)
Coffee with no sugar and soy milk
Lunch , beef tataki, mixed salad leaves , plain green tea and a pear
BF has requested chicken with chili and garlic for dinner. I am happy with this as I've been doing a little reading on beating sugar addiction and apparently a lck of other exciting tastes can make cravings worse
I just have to make it through that dangerous afternoon slump !
We have all these protein bars at work , right in front of me. they are far from healthy with all their numbers and hydrogenated this and that ... But it's so easy to cave in and they just make me crave a real decent chocolate. Trying to remind myself it's not worth it... Summer is coming !
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Re: Sugar free Challenge :sept 9-oct 6 , 2012

Postby Colleen » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:10 pm

Hope you are doing well and not giving into your cravings.
My biggest cravings are fruit (which are sweet) and stake.

I find it extremely difficult to keep to only 2 peices of fruit a day.

The stake I'm doing much better. I've given it up except for a bite when my husband has some.

I have given up all other sugars, its just the fruit that I slip up on every now and again.

Good luck.

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Re: Sugar free Challenge :sept 9-oct 6 , 2012

Postby summer_is_coming » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:00 pm

Hi Coleen
At least you are craving real wholesome foods
I agree that fruit is very more ish though!
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Re: Sugar free Challenge :sept 9-oct 6 , 2012

Postby Carolyn52 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:29 pm

Hey Amy - i'm doing the biggest loser on wii 8) and they say if you are craving something sweet to have fresh pineapple ,it works, it's sweet as ! Is that a "good sugar "? or is it a no no :?:
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Re: Sugar free Challenge :sept 9-oct 6 , 2012

Postby summer_is_coming » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:39 pm

I don't see why it would be bad... I love pineapple ! I will try it
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