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So Ready To Kick The Sugar Habit

I have a serious problem.  It’s sugar.  It’s a real and true addiction, and I’m ready to conquer it!

So for the last two nights I’ve been trolling the internet doing research on how to kick this deceptive little habit, and I’m in desperate need of help, guys!

It’s so bizarre, because I really don’t crave sweets during the day.  It’s at night, when I’m chilling on my loveseat by myself-and I guess the loneliness kicks in or something- that I get this NEED to snack.  And then I gorge.  I wish I could say that I have some self-control, but I literally snack until I’m just about sick to my stomach.

It’s this horrible, gluttonous compulsion that just takes over!  And I’m sick of it!  Not only is it awfully unhealthy (physically and emotionally), but like most addictions- it’s EXPENSIVE!

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A few of the suggestions I’ve read about to kick the sugar habit:

  • Dill oil on the insides of the wrists when I get a craving
  • Drink water.  (Apparently when I want a chocolate chip cookie, I really want water. I’m all about hydrating, but I call BS on that one)
  • Cold turkey.  (Tried it. It worked for a day.  Then I was desperate for my nightly snack. You can guess how that turned out)
  • “Healthy” sweets.  (I love fruit.  I still want chocolate when I’m done.)
  • Lower calorie snacks.  (Been there. I convince myself that since it  has fewer calories, I can eat more.)
  • When you get a craving, do some crunches.  The craving will pass.  << That one just makes me giggle!

*sigh*

I should add that I don’t want to quit sugar completely.  I promise that I will never, ever, EVER cut sugar out of my coffee.  Or baking.  I just desperately want to quit those nightly snacks!  Did you know there are people who don’t even care for sweets that much?  I’m so envious of those people!

Am I hopeless?  Have I tried everything there is to try?  How do I just suck it up and do what needs to be done?  When I was in my 20s, I didn’t snack at night.  Granted, I had things like cookies and peanut butter cups for breakfast…And as much as I would consider that now as an option, I do prefer something more filling for breakfast these days!

I’m determined!  I’m willing to learn!  I’m just a little bit desperate!! haha 🙂

My question for y’all: Do you have ANY thoughts on how to kick this addiction??  Have you been through this situation?  What worked for you?

Bring on the tough love!


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Shout out of the day:

Poland! (thanks for visiting!)

Also, I want to wish my daddy a HAPPY 63rd BIRTHDAY! (It was yesterday, but still…)

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(This picture is really old, but that’s okay )

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*Fun Fact: That picture I have for “sugar” was an actual “chocolate party” we had for a supervisor at my last job!  Chocolate EVERYTHING…

6 thoughts on “So Ready To Kick The Sugar Habit

  1. Ha, you know I deal with this one (did someone say Samoa Girl Scout cookies?!) What’s work best for me is allowing myself a limit on sweets for the day. Doesn’t matter what it is, cupcake or tiny Andes mint, they both count for the same. Then I typically only buy smaller treats, but I have to be okay sticking with that number. It’s not scientific, but it worked for me! 🙂

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    1. See, it’s that self- control thing that I envy!! I have none whatsoever! (thank God I managed to not see a single girl scout this cookie season!! Although, I could go for a thin mint right now) 🙂 I really do need to get this nonsense under control. Three weeks to make a habit, right??

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  2. I’m so glad I read your post! I am in the exact same predicament. I’ve been dealing with this on and off since I was 16 (I’m now 32) and after 2 children I can no longer get away with it!

    Now I’m trying a mixture of: Exercise, more water, eating complex carbs (bread, pasta etc.) over biscuits and cakes. My main motivation is to get in shape so many I’m also using an app to record everything I eat. I guess it’s a trial and error, but once your key motivator kicks in, it will be easier to stop. Also watch a few documentaries on YouTube about sugar and what it’s doing to our bodies, I plan to watch some this week to scare me into doing the right thing!

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