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I am an addict

Monday, October 27, 2014

I've always known that I love carbs. I love bread and cookies and pasta and cake and and and......you get the idea.

Since discovering that I am sensitive to carbs, following a gluten free diet for the past few weeks, I have pretty much gotten the "I want bread" thing under control.

What I am discovering is that it's not just carbs but SUGAR. I am an addict.

I am trying to do all that I can to make sure that I have a lot of protein, drink water, etc. but as part of my "goodbye to wheat" withdrawal I am binging on sugar.

With Halloween just around the corner we have had candy in the house and I have been eating it, then replacing it.

Not having it in the house is not a solution. I grew up with no candy in the house and I think that's why it's so hard to live with it in the house.

I want to learn how to live with candy in the house for Halloween.

I want to be able to have "just one" and not want to eat the whole bag in one sitting.

My naturally thin husband can do this, he can enjoy the taste of something sweet and then leave it alone for days/weeks.

I am giving grace to myself during this time. I'm going to get this sugar thing out of my system. Just as I have said goodbye to wheat I am going to break up with chocolate bars too.
But I am not going to loathe myself during this struggle.
I am down 12 pounds since September. I am making progress and I know that I am not perfect.

I am giving myself time to adjust. This gluten free thing is huge.

So, I know I am not alone in this struggle..does anyone have any tips on how to live with candy in the house?



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  • SONGBIRDPAULA
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    My grandson and I are going to the dietitian today to talk about just this very thing since he has been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and has very high insulin levels in his blood.An eating lifestyle change is hard at times but we must never give up working on ourselves! I know that you will succeed!

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    1917 days ago
  • STITCH4EVER
    THAT IS SO WEIRD. I AM NOT BIG ON CARBS AT ALL UNLESS YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE FRUITS AND VEGGIES GROUP WHICH I CALL "FREGGIES". I DO LIKE WHOLE GRAIN PASTA BUT FIND IT TOO FILLING. SO MY CARBS ARE PRIMARILY IF I NEED A SNACK AT NIGHT FOR BLOOD SUGAR REASONS AND THEN IT'S GRAHAM CRACKERS.
    1917 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    It truly is an addiction. And usually carbs are combined w/fats and salt . . . a perfect trifecta for addiction.

    You can do it one-day-at-a-time and are wise to be patien with yourself.
    1917 days ago
  • LIZ0515
    Oh yes..I'm addicted to carbs/sugar and I'm diabetic. But, I'm still learning to keep that under control. It is getting very hard with the holidays right around the corner and the kids trick-or-treating all week. Ugh. haha!

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    1918 days ago
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