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sugar and non beneficial carb addiction

Monday, January 16, 2012

I think that I have a serious addiction to sugar and carbs. I'm being totally serious. I mean no disrespect to those who suffer from other addictions like drugs or alcohol, nor do I by any means want to imply that my struggle is even on par with what others may face but I find that when I stay away from sugar and carbs, (in the form of white bread, pasta, pastries, cookies, etc.) I lose weight and I feel better.

But once I cave I feel the pull and cravings start. And if I give in, it takes several days to get back on track. My mind just goes blank and I blindly eat everything and anything. I feel like if I allow myself a bit everyday I am fine for a day or two then the pull is so great it almost hurts! I don't get it. I haven't figured out yet how to find that balance and overcome the pull of sugar and non beneficial carbs. Today I'm trying to stay busy and stay out of the kitchen! So far so good, but I'm craving stuff badly right now, and I'm really afraid that if I have anything sugary or carby that I won't be able to control it. I'm such a flippin wimp. It's just food! How can it have such a grip!? UGH!
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  • NSTARSMITH
    Hey, don't call yourself names, you! If in fact your issue with sugar is an addiction of any kind then your "weakness" has nothing to do with being a wimp! It's not just food. It
    is a bunch of powerful chemicals that affect your brain! So if abstaining 100% is the answer for you, find a path to it but don't you call yourself names or beat yourself up. That just pounds shame into your brain and makes you more vulnerable! Got that? No beating yourself up! Try out the Teams that address sugar addiction and learn how to abstain happily. Be gentle on yourself! You need your strength to work out the changes. Take care!
    3373 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5123585
    I am addicted to them too! I notice that when I eat healthier, I don't crave them at all. But it is so hard to not want them, dream about them or eat them non-stop. I know it can be done though, so I just need to start eating better so I get rid of the cravings! Good luck!
    3373 days ago
  • LITTLEBO
    Hey, KITTYC8. Sugar is one of my worst addictions. There are a couple of SparkTeams built around it. Just search for sugar addiction.

    Here is a link you might like.

    http://www.dailyspark.
    com/blog.asp?post=can_people_re
    ally_be_addicted_to_food
    >


    3373 days ago
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