How to Quit Sugar - Advice & Suggestions
04 Sep 16 - By The RazzLine - Compilation
We got a lot of responses to my query about getting off of sugar. There are some great suggestions and advice here! Thanks to all of you who responded.
How to Quit Sugar
I used to chew vitamin C until the craving went away. Keeping sugar out of my home helped a lot too. If I eat sugar or bad carbs I'd want more. Carbs beget carbs kind of thing. I got hatted on food too, like what are good carbs, complex carbs and proteins.
I did the South Beach diet about two years ago and have been following the basic guide lines minus the chemical sweeteners. I was always craving sweets and bread and when I went on this diet the first phase is no carbs or sugar. :( I craved them both for about two weeks and then the cravings stopped. I'm not sure if this is true for everybody but it was for me. I also concentrate on getting the right amount of sleep; when I'm tired I still crave sugar from time to time.
For the most part I'm off of white flour and sugar. I have gotten used to stevia for a sweetener but it has an aftertaste you need to get used to. It took me a couple of weeks to get used to but now I love it. The liquid has the least aftertaste. I use it in yogurt to mix berries etc with as a snack. I have a strong cup of coffee with some real cream and lots of stevia for my desert after dinner.
What I've found is that since being off simple carbs and sugar I don't crave them at all. I also don't get that sleepy feeling after dinner. I actually get an energy boost from eating lots of veggies and lean meat. For sandwiches I use Ezekiel Bread. I finally feel like I'm at cause over my diet. : ) Hope this helps.
Have all kinds of healthy foods on hand and don't buy sugar stuff. Don't accept the doughnut from your co-worker, etc.
I think doing the South Beach Diet, http://www.southbeachdiet.com/ is a very smart way to go about this! The book is great, and gives you recipes and what meals and snacks you should be eating for each phase of the diet which makes it easy. Before this diet I would crave sugar ALL THE TIME. I'm not gonna lie, the first week or so was hard as this is the week where you can't eat any sugar or carbs. But I did get through it, and I realized eating sugar and bad carbs makes you crave sugar and bad carbs... seems stupidly simple but it's true. If you stop eating these foods you don't want them anymore.
This diet actually changes how your body uses food so that you keep the weight off. I did this diet almost a year ago and lost around 15 pounds and I haven't gained back ANY of the weight. I haven't been perfect (to say the least) since I finished the first part of the South Beach Diet but it's such a lifestyle change that you don't even think to put a bunch of sugar in your coffee, or order a Coke, or NOT get your burger "protein style" (no bun) at In-n-Out ;).
Also, Truvia sweetener is AWESOME! Zero calories, totally natural and very tasty. http://www.truvia.com/ You can find it at almost any supermarket. Good luck!
My successful actions, beyond just applying whatever willpower I could summon at the time, are threefold:
1. Take tons of Vitamin C, several times a day. Emergen-C is the best way I've found to do this, as it doesn't upset the stomach with acidity.
2. Make sure you're taking a daily dose of Trace Minerals. I use Concen-Trace. One 8 oz. bottle (fluid) lasts me a couple of months.
3. Get rid of intestinal parasites as much as possible. This is an ongoing process by the way, as it's almost impossible to get them all out and keep them out. This is a study in itself and you'll have to find what works for you, which may depend on which parasites you have. Believe me, you do have some. Everyone does as I understand it.
Using all these I find that when I AM really, really tempted to have something sweet the urge lasts a very short time. I know that I CAN have something sweet and it will not launch me on a binge again. Isn't that great to know?
One additional thing: I find that the use of honey to sweeten my coffee when I'm experiencing a sweet twinge satisfies this. Drinking an oz. or two of a good sweet wine after meals also satisfies my sweet tooth and takes the place of a dessert. You'll find eventually that when you have a sweet urge and eat something sweet, IT DOESN'T EVEN HAVE ANY TASTE. It doesn't taste like you imagined it would, or like it always has before. Nice!
When I decided to get off sugar I was drinking a couple of sodas a day, eating desserts and took sugar in my coffee. I got off of sugar completely and stayed off for about 5 years. The way I did it was to eat protein every time I wanted sugar. Protein drinks, protein bars, etc. and vitamin C. I switched to honey in my coffee and eventually cut that out as well.
I did a Candida handling and since then I don't even like sugar. You can get more info by going to: http://www.candidasupport.org/
Check out “Nutrition by Natalie” on YouTube. She has three ten minute videos on sugar and it really helps to have all the information to deal with it.
When I was on a cruise once I ate mostly fish and veggies. Even though the desserts were delicious, I found I wasn't interested in them when I was only eating protein & veggies.
Exercise, eat lots of salad and cut out all carbs: they can make you crave sugar. Eat lots of protein and veggies.
The only time I've been able to do it effortlessly was when I started walking about 4 miles a day. I lost 30 lbs in 2 months and my desire for sugary things dropped to zero.
I've never been fully successful for getting off sugar totally, but I did stop drinking pop and I replaced sugar with Stevia or Truvia when possible!
Eat fresh organic fruit. The less sugar you put into your body the less you crave it, even with fruit. If you have good proteins and lots of fresh vegetables, raw and lightly steamed, the body will be satisfied and not want the sugar. A good green drink every day is very important to help alkalize the body.
But most importantly, if you are craving sugar, it is often a bad case of Candida that is craving it. It’s important to kill it off before it turns into something worse. The best product I found for that is Clear from the Awareness Corporation. I highly recommend you get the full Cleanse & Rebuild Starter Pack and use it for 3 months. All three products work together to kill the Candida, flush it out and rebuild the immune system which gets very weak from trying to fight it all the time. This is what I used to handle my Candida many years ago. I like it because it is designed to not give the nasty die-off reactions that you usually get when killing parasites, which Candida is.
There is also a Purium Health Products program for fighting Candida. I never did this one so can't really say how it works, but I do love and use Purium Health Products daily.
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