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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    It is so encouraging reading about everyone's progress.

    Confession time for me.... I have been sugar free for 2 months, but on Friday decided to have some sweet chilli sauce with dinner... big mistake because I have had MASSIVE sugar cravings ever since (after not having any since about a week into the 2 months)... and I have given in a couple of times too. BOOOO.

    Just goes to show how addictive the stuff really is for me.

    It's interesting that I am also feeling quite emotional and a bit anxious when I had been feeling calm and even.

    No more sugar for me!!!!!
    I've (already) been thinking about if I'm going to be able to have the occasional treat. We have a dinner planned with my in-laws in August and the restaurant that we are going to makes AMAZING desserts. Or maybe I'll have to go with the cheese platter??

    It's surprising that such a small (I'm assuming) amount has such a huge effect on you. It's a scary thought considering that many Australians eat close to a kilo a week of sugar.

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    happygrl - I know! Yes, it was a small amount, but I guess after not having any (I don't even eat refined grains) I may be more sensitive.

    Actually, I've always had a big appetite, so maybe sugar has been a bigger problem all along for me than I ever realised.

    David Gilespie, the author of Sweet Poison thinks sugar is more addictive than drugs!

    I guess you can try the dessert and then just monitor how you feel for the next 48 hours or so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    It is so encouraging reading about everyone's progress.

    Confession time for me.... I have been sugar free for 2 months, but on Friday decided to have some sweet chilli sauce with dinner... big mistake because I have had MASSIVE sugar cravings ever since (after not having any since about a week into the 2 months)... and I have given in a couple of times too. BOOOO.

    Just goes to show how addictive the stuff really is for me.

    It's interesting that I am also feeling quite emotional and a bit anxious when I had been feeling calm and even.

    No more sugar for me!!!!!
    OLB its funny you raise that about feeling emotional etc. sugar is closely linked to my mood, one of the main reasons I want to get off it is because I think my poor diet is blocking my recovery from PND. It had a profound effect on my moods, hormones etc. interesting that just one small dose has upset you like that. often when someone gives up something they are sensitive to, when they then have a small dose, they react strongly.
    I accidentally had sweet chilli yesterday too, I just put it on out of habit oops. Its so easily done, hopefully you feel better soon. Its nice to have that confirmation that you are doing the right thing though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsTiggyWinkle View Post
    OLB its funny you raise that about feeling emotional etc. sugar is closely linked to my mood, one of the main reasons I want to get off it is because I think my poor diet is blocking my recovery from PND. It had a profound effect on my moods, hormones etc. interesting that just one small dose has upset you like that. often when someone gives up something they are sensitive to, when they then have a small dose, they react strongly.
    I accidentally had sweet chilli yesterday too, I just put it on out of habit oops. Its so easily done, hopefully you feel better soon. Its nice to have that confirmation that you are doing the right thing though!
    Wow, it would seem sweet chilli is sneaky indeed hehe.

    Yes, I have seen big reactions in my children over small things that they are intolerant to. I think you hit the nail on the head: when trying these things it is best to remove the item in question ENTIRELY for a decent period of time before you can decide whether or not it is the problem/solution.

    Sorry to hear that you have had PND . I think you are on the right track though.

    My husband is treating his depression (he has had it since he was 8/9) with diet and is having enormous success. He told me this afternoon that he felt better today than he could ever remember. Pretty life changing stuff!

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    Happygrl August is a long way away still, just play it by ear. I would be inclined to look forward to it, but plan to make up my mind on the night. You may not want it, you may feel able to handle it, maybe you will want to challenge yourself and see how your body handles it.

    OLB David Gillespie has a point. I don't think the withdrawals are as dramatic as a cocaine addict might experience but I was a committed smoker, quit 10 years ago and I definitely feel quitting sugar is harder. When I stop sugar and then have some, I can feel that "addict" feeling, omg the cravings, and the satisfaction when I have some, satiety, and its like my sugar-ometer is instantly reset. Does that make sense? This is the 5th time I've quit this year and I'm sick of the rollercoaster :/

    Oops did that turn into a vent? Sorry!

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    MrsTW - Don't apologise! It's so helpful to hear about other people's experiences. And I can TOTALLY relate. Oh. my. goodness. the past two days have been an eye opener. You are so right, it really does feel like addiction. The good news is that the desire does go away eventually. I was very happily sugar free. Not a craving in sight. The stupid thing was I wasn't actually craving sugar at all when I went for the sauce... I guess I just though 'a little bit won't hurt'... oh wow, I really do sound like an addict!

    Don't worry about it being your 5th time. I've heard it often takes a few times to really kick it. I'm sure it will get easier. Just try not to think too far ahead.

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    'Night all

    Good luck for tomorrow!

    I'll check back in to keep myself accountable I think I'm sure it will help knowing I have to tell you how I did lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    Wow, it would seem sweet chilli is sneaky indeed hehe.

    Yes, I have seen big reactions in my children over small things that they are intolerant to. I think you hit the nail on the head: when trying these things it is best to remove the item in question ENTIRELY for a decent period of time before you can decide whether or not it is the problem/solution.

    Sorry to hear that you have had PND . I think you are on the right track though.

    My husband is treating his depression (he has had it since he was 8/9) with diet and is having enormous success. He told me this afternoon that he felt better today than he could ever remember. Pretty life changing stuff!
    Thanks, PND is maybe an awkward thing to bring up but its no secret on here so what the hell eh? So is your hubby gone sugar free too? Yesterday and today I feel... Hmmm... When I first started Ads I felt like someone had switched a light on in my brain. The last 36 hours have been a similar leap forward. And I'm not even bring all that strict, I've had white rice and too much wine lol. Sorry that your dh suffers like that, its so debilitating

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    Wow I really need to find this book is it in bookstores or just online?

    We cut down our sugar intake February 2011 due to my son whovwas 3 at the time. He was simply out of control and it took 12 months plus a letter from childcare saying they can't handle his tantrums to actually make us go see a doctor. Because they can't diagnose ADD until they're 7yrs, he told me to limit sugar to only 8g per day which sounded easy.... Yeah right!!! We struggled big time for about a month. Mainly because our son was used to getting biscuits and lollies and loved apple juice. Swapping them for carrot sticks, rice cakes and water was a big shock. We learnt that you can't have what's not there! Our shopping basket changed dramatically and we all lost weight. Our son is a completely different child and its fantastic! We can actually sit down and read a whole book or watch an entire movie without him moving... He gives kisses and cuddles instead of bad looks and punches. The bad thing is, if he does have sugar now... He has a big reaction to it because he's not used to it anymore. But he's 4 now and is learning how to cope and recognize signs. It's really amazing how much better our lives are without sugar.
    I would say for myself... It took about 2 weeks before the cravings stopped but I was addicted to all things sweet. I admit I still have 1 teaspoon of sugar in my coffee but its better than 3

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    Hi all..Im just subbing in here, hoping to be able to get some encouragemnet from reading all ur posts...

    I am addicted to coke/pepsi and when i find that i have had to much my body gives me these horriable sharp head pains, so i know that i need to cut back, how ever i have cut back and still getting them this time, so i have decided to try to wean off the softdrink for now..
    So my plan for the next 4mnths is to avoid if i can anything with over 3% sugar per serve..

    Basically im planning to cut out soft drink and lollies there the most obvious with high sugar, and try where i can to swap my bread for crackers etc..
    But mostly its just to cut out soft drink for the 4mths and see how i feel...

    so far its almost lunch time and im dying to have a glass of pepsi and thanks to my hubby my cupboard is full of it..
    i went and bought a drink bottle yesterday just for me to use, so i can moniter my water intake..

    anyway.. nice to meet u all


 

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