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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Postby VeronaRodriguez » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:32 am

I think instead of going without sweets for the entire month you should try and take a bit daily because going without it for the entire month will make you binge which is worse! Also try to opt for healthier options such as fruits which have high sucrose content. If it still doesn't work then I would suggest that you consult a dietician who will help you in managing your addiction.
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Postby wonkymirror » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:06 pm

sweet treats have such an emotional hold on me...

I equate sweets, chocolates, cakes, etc to a sense of feeling happy and I am made to feel happy by them.

I am a normal/ slightly larger then I'd like to be, weight and I always think, if only I could kick my sugar habit I would lose that weight, my skin will be better, I won't suffer from the crashes in energy etc.

I can spur myself on until the cows come home, but then I start to crave something sweet it all goes out the window :( I think alot of people think it is about will power, but I think it is much much more than that
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Postby Jamie514 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:10 pm

Some people like too much sweet like you but additional sweets eating habit not so good for your health. You must try to leave this habit and eat sugar-free food. If you do not try to leave eat sweet then you will affect by stomach disease. You can also go to a doctor to get good advices from him/her.
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Postby wonkymirror » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:19 pm

I don't think sugar addiction should be disregarded so quickly as something you can change just by someone saying "sugar is bad for you you shouldn't eat so much" maybe it is habit, but it's also addiction, similar to most others. You know it is bad for you and you know you shouldn't do it, just as alcohol and smoking are- but alcohol and nicotine are addictive substance, like sugar. I'm not suggesting it is to the same extent but the human brain reacts to sugar in the same way it does to cocaine, so if you consider it that way there is no wonder some of us have problems with it
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