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Old 04-20-2007, 08:10 PM
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candy, sweets, and sugar ban, anyone?

So I am on my fourth day of not eating any desserts, candy, or refined sugars (though I am having a bit of honey in my tea, fruit, etc). I am doing this because I find that I get into these patterns of being totally addicted to sugar, where I basically can't go a day without having candy. I don't really think I'm unhealthy in the sense that I'm not overweight, I get a decent amount of exercise, and I eat a lot of veggies and fish, but I hate feeling addicted to something (I went cold turkey off of coffee 3 months ago and haven't had any since!). Also, my grandma died of diabetes, so I know it runs in my family. Anyway...just thought posting this would make me actually stick to it, and anyone else who wants to join is most welcome!
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:12 PM
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i'm not really on a ban, but in general, i try to keep my sugar intake to a minimum. mine is for weight though. i feel ya on the addiction thing though. i'm addicted to diet mtn dews....got hooked while watching my sugar
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:40 PM
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Yeah I try to keep my carb intake really low too. I used to be a major sugar addict too, because I sincerely thought "low fat" really meant that you wouldn't get fat eating it, boy was I wrong. After a while you don't miss it. I'm programmed to choose savoury over sweet now, and I haven't had sugar in my coffee for about 10 years.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:10 PM
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I've been 4 months off the sugary stuff. The only things I'll eat that contain sugar really are foods like pastas and these

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Old 04-20-2007, 11:04 PM
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i can never give up sugar...how sad
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:49 PM
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that would be like a slow and painful death
i know what you mean though
once you start you just can't stop
sugar addiction is very bad
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Old 04-21-2007, 09:59 AM
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I have a terrible sugar addiction!!

I went off sugary stuff for about a year once (with the occasional dessert here and there) but once i started dating my SO who is also a sugar addict it went to S**t.

I have found though that if you are craving sugar, the best thing to do is go a pick up some fruit (berries are what does it for me), and gorge yourself on them. It will raise your blood sugar plus they are anti-oxidants so its okay. You will find that your sweet tooth goes away after!

I think i am going to join you on this one!!
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Old 04-21-2007, 10:14 AM
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I rarely eat any of that stuff.
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Old 04-21-2007, 10:54 AM
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I have a terrible sugar addiction!!
I have found though that if you are craving sugar, the best thing to do is go a pick up some fruit (berries are what does it for me), and gorge yourself on them. It will raise your blood sugar plus they are anti-oxidants so its okay. You will find that your sweet tooth goes away after!
Grapes have been saving me the past few days! Fruit seems like a pretty satisfying substitute.
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Old 04-21-2007, 05:11 PM
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Old 04-21-2007, 06:01 PM
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Old 04-21-2007, 08:05 PM
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ive been off for 6 months + no soda. its actually not that bad after getting through the first month lol
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Old 04-21-2007, 09:15 PM
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ive been off for 6 months + no soda. its actually not that bad after getting through the first month lol
Cutting out soda is a really good thing to do
Drinking mainly water and limited amouts of milk (im vegetarian, so i need protein from dairy) or sometimes pure juice makes me feel so much healthier. I've been off soda for about 3 months and don't miss it anymore, but cutting out all sugar would be so hard for me. i just try to get a decent amount of exercise.

Sounds like you're doing well, alissa. keep it up!
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:16 PM
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I'm trying to cut down on the sugar, but I'm so addicted to candy/sweets. Now I drink Pepsi One and I try to sweeten with Splenda and get the sugar free option.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:04 AM
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You know what really sucks about trying to cut sugar out of your diet?

There is this great soft oce cream store that opened right by my house, and it is the best soft ice cream in the whole world...i am an ice cream freak and i have never had anything this amazingly good. To make matters worse, the guy that owns the place is so adorable that it adds to the sweetness when i go there.

But now i have to stay far far away!!!

Sorry i just had to vent that!
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now that I'm pregnant I've replaced my junk sugar foods with TONS of fruit. Strawberries are my big thing right now.

I do, however, still enjoy a chocolate Jello pudding cup a few times a week!
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:35 AM
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That's very responsible of you Sarah!!!
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Old 04-23-2007, 05:55 PM
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You know what really sucks about trying to cut sugar out of your diet?

There is this great soft oce cream store that opened right by my house, and it is the best soft ice cream in the whole world...i am an ice cream freak and i have never had anything this amazingly good. To make matters worse, the guy that owns the place is so adorable that it adds to the sweetness when i go there.

But now i have to stay far far away!!!

Sorry i just had to vent that!
you can try gelato, it's mixed in w/ more air so its less sugar/calories and etc.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:58 PM
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I want to join the ban. I have this delicious Orange Cream Cheesecake in my fridge, and I had 2 PIECES today! I am going to throw the rest of it out so it doesn't tempt me anymore!
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:04 AM
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I'm on day 8, and I'm fiending like mad, but haven't given in yet! Someone even brought back cadbury's chocolate to my department and I didn't have any...I've been chewing a lot of sugarfree gum when I get serious cravings. I think that after the 2 week mark it should be easier (?). Anyhoo that's it for now. Hope everyone else on this is doing okay!
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:48 AM
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my sister brought back a italian cream cake from this awesome bakery...ban broken. it was a thin...baby-sized piece. i had to eat a little bit
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:33 PM
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I can ban fatty food but not sweets or carbs...

Thank goodness I do exercise enough to justify that, or I'd be in trouble...
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:11 AM
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ahhh shoot i broke my ban i'm so angry at myself...but i went out to a really nice dinner with my best friend because she just broke up with her boyfriend, and the waiter brought us a free piece of chocolate cake...i had 3 bites. soooo i'm on day 1 again...
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:09 AM
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I'm not technically on a ban but am trying to eat good for baby.

That being said, I had like 8 oreo cookies last night at my Aunt's house.

Alissa, you are doing good! 3 bites, that's nothing! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:29 AM
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Alissa,

I broke down too...I was at a reception and there were all these yummy treats from a famous bakery...and I had 3. I'm starting over again too!
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