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Breaking Your Sugar Addiction

The 4-Week Plan to Stop Sugar Cravings

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  • I say "All things in moderation". Try to cut high fructose sugars whenever possible, but I don't think I could cut out ALL sugars. Great article though!
    Thanks.

    Nola - 1/11/2016 7:30:13 PM
  • LOTS of misinformation going on here. It is not simply "sugar," but sugar in combination with fats and overeating that deadly combination that are the cause for weight gain and health issues (cake=sugar plus oils and butter, cookies=oil, butter, sugar once again). There are a vast number of high carb vegans that are incredibly fit and trim that can demonstrate that sugar and carbohydrates certainly are not the issue themselves. Fruits, pastas, potatoes, all contain "sugar" that is optimal for health. Refined sugar is an issue, as it provides little to no nutritional value which means its easy to give your body more than it needs, but simply saying "sugar" is not entirely accurate. - 12/2/2015 12:25:10 PM
  • Much like becoming a vegetarian, giving up sugar is not going to happen for me, I need a plan I can follow and still enjoy my life. Being sugar free, like being meat free, might guarantee weight loss but I would not enjoy living that way. Good suggestions on cutting out the obvious sugar but that is probably as far as I will go. - 12/2/2015 3:35:55 AM
  • STEPHIESMITH92
    Ever since I started being more conscious of my sugar intake by checking the nutritional facts, it was shocking to see how much sugar is added to our food! A lot of people think of substance abuse or drugs when they think of addiction, but sugar truly can be addicting. That's why it can be so difficult for some people to make the life changes they need to lose weight. I hope that more people come to understand just how much damage sugar can do. focustreatmentcenters.com - 9/17/2015 1:53:24 PM
  • CYNTHIA575
    25 days sugar free. I have learned that sugar free does not mean sugar free. Reading labels is very important. I feel so much better. I had sugar free jello last nite. Yuck. That stuff is nasty. I will be making my own stuff. I will know what goes in it. Best advice I can give you is prepare and carry ibuprofen with you. It does help. - 9/4/2015 8:38:12 AM
  • KIMSHEPH
    It’s funny that people talk about meat and sugar addiction at a time when alcohol addiction is killing the West. We frankly need more rehab centers, effective rehab treatments, and more rehab center review sites like Canada Rehab reviews ( http://canadarehabreviews.com ), anti-drug and alcohol laws, not fancy sugar addiction rehabs. - 8/18/2015 5:48:57 AM
  • ANNASTASIA76
    Does anybody know how to get rid of the nausea after going without sugar, I can go without for 3 weeks but after that I start getting sick and weak and just can't function. I can avoid that by drinking fruit juice but that's just another form of sugar, while it's better than my addiction to chocolate it's still alot of sugar and calories and I can't loose weight that way.

    I was told that there are some teas I can drink to curb the nausea and help get rid of my sugar addiction but wasn't told what those are.

    also have a citric acid intolerance/allergy, a lot of the tips here to get away from sugar involved things I can't eat are there any substitutes?? - 3/24/2015 4:37:56 PM
  • HANNAHMUN9090
    Wow I didnt know sugar had a tolorence - 3/9/2015 7:36:58 PM
  • Thank you! We really don't need sugar. I'm not ready to cut it all out, but I do really appreciate the article. I did once, eat a lot less sugar, and it really improved my mood. I was always calm when I was avoiding the sugar. As opposed to moody, which seems to happen when it's present in my diet. So, I'll probably swing back to the no sugar camp, there are a lot of good reasons to be there! - 3/9/2015 10:45:18 AM
  • SHAAMPU
    I had reduced my sugar years ago and now I'm back into that darn ice cream. Every night after a healthy dinner I feel the craving for ice cream. I will try some of your suggestions. It's been so tough. Because of a surgery I lost 10 pounds which I've kept off however my craving is hard to change.
    - 2/5/2015 9:50:12 AM
  • All I can say is that I quit ALL sugar two years ago last September 1 (2014) and will NEVER look back...I no longer binge, or crave ANYTHING sweet! It WORKS! - 12/2/2014 4:37:45 PM
  • For a gradualist like me the solution was to cut down little by little.
    Yogurt - my favorite organic had 29 g of sugar while the plain only had 12. I hated the taste of plain
    So I bought a quart of each and mixed 7 parts sweet kind to 1 part plain.
    Gradually I reduced the sweet and increased the plain.
    It took MONTHS, but now plain yogurt is all I eat.

    I did this with the sugar and milk in my coffee too. Now I drink it almost black and it's fine.

    Gradualism was my choice in weight loss and exercise intensity also. Much less deprivation increases the likelihood I stick with the program
    - 12/2/2014 2:33:50 PM
  • ETHELMERZ
    Big whoops, I've broken my sugar/carb addiction at least 27 times in my life, I'm 68 now, you think you are ok, but it comes back to you, because your brain needs the quick serotonin. It's just the way it is. Don't waste any money on those stupid herb tinctures, either, BOGUS, the companies that make that stuff should be out of business............Cut your calories and exercise, the old fashioned way, to lose weight. - 12/2/2014 1:03:44 PM
  • When you quit eating sugar carbs are back on the menu. You don't need to count carbs or calories. Just don't eat sugar, it's poison. Fat doesn't make you fat, sugar makes you fat. - 11/29/2014 12:57:21 PM
  • Lots of information here. - 7/30/2014 5:34:35 AM

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