Sweet addiction

Postby Evo » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:05 am

Hi! My first post here. Glad to have found this forum. I've been battling sugar addiction for the last 4 years or so. I take care of the rest of my life very well and am in a good place for the most part, but this is one thing that is pretty painful and destructive that I haven't been able to free myself from. I'm getting to understand it better now than I did when I first noticed I had this issue. It seems to me that I turn to sweets to feel more vibrant and full of life. I have a strong need for fun and enjoyment and have latched onto sweet treats because they're the easiest, most accessible, quickest high that temporarily feels like my life is really exciting. I have other exciting hobbies but they I can't do them all the time so I get impatient in between the other fun things I like doing and need a fix of something tasty! I can go for a month without having any sweets but that's about it. And it has to be all or nothing because if I have one, then forget it, I just binge right into many more. How I know it's an addiction is because this behavior has more control over me than I do over it.

Please offer me some thoughts. I just really want to stop doing this. It's hard because society is strange. Celebrations always involve food and sweets! I don't know what I'm supposed to do if my addiction is something that is actually normalized as part of the celebration culture. It seems to suggest "If you're happy, you should eat something tasty."

Thanks all!
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Postby busybee93 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:14 pm

this is interesting. despite having no control over my own eating habits, as i've observed through others, everything in moderation seems to work. i totally know that feeling of having no control once something's in front of you and i wish i knew how to stop that. i also wish i could tell myself that it's okay to just sit after consuming like a gallon of chocolate pudding lol and feeling all right with myself like the internet jokes about. this is a toughy. but i know that one day of bad eating won't throw off your health and one week of eating bad won't throw off your health either. my rational brain tells me that. and that's moderation my friend. i think you're doing just fine.
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Postby undia » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:10 pm

i am exactly the same if you do ever find a way to stop please tell m
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Postby handheart » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:29 am

If you know to use your mind you can achieve everithing .You must speak to your mind and lets say you want to stop eating that .You say to yourself clearly and firmly that you will stop eating that
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Postby RenataR » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:29 am

I am almost like you, if I start to eat then I can't stop. It is all or nothing :). My record is 500g white chocolate in one hour. The worst part is, if I would have more at that time, the record would be better. One suggestion, check your sugar level. Good luck :D
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