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Offline rentawitch

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I have real difficulty long term eliminating sugar.
« on: January 03, 2016, 04:44:46 AM »
Are there any tips to kill a sweet tooth.

I love meat and fish
and starchy veg

and alcohol...
I am going dry for January at the very least.
I don't drink milk but I do love butter and cream.

Any suggestions people?
and I apologise this is about my 4th time here but I must do something.

Offline Eric

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Re: I have real difficulty long term eliminating sugar.
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2016, 04:54:29 AM »
Fill up on meat and fish, fill up on vegetables.

Alcohol - try to switch to harder stuff but less quantity.  I'd rather you sip a shot of scotch daily than pound a few beers.

Have a dab of half & half in your coffee.  This gives you multiple "treats"/bad outlets - caffeine and alcohol but you can still be very healthy or at least improve your current diet standing.


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Re: I have real difficulty long term eliminating sugar.
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2016, 10:43:44 AM »
sorry. What is half and half?

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Re: I have real difficulty long term eliminating sugar.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2016, 10:45:06 AM »
And I eat all the right things then get a REAL craving for something sweet.

Is there a way to train my body away from this.
Thank you Eric. You are a very patient man.


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Re: I have real difficulty long term eliminating sugar.
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2016, 05:57:28 AM »
I am coming back to the paleo diet after a few years so I am no expert, however, I remember the last time I was on the paleo diet. Giving up things like breads and "sweets" can be very difficult. I found that after a few weeks of toughing it out though, the cravings were very minimal. In fact, I got to the point where I didn't want to "cheat".

How long have you been on the diet?

Also, half and half can be found in the dairy section in the grocery store. It should be near the refrigerated coffee creamers and such. I actually mostly give up on coffee and started drinking green tea with a touch of honey. It helps a lot.

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Re: I have real difficulty long term eliminating sugar.
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2016, 11:39:57 PM »
Start by eating sugar only in the form of fresh whole fruit.  Or, if you like chocolate, go to smaller and smaller servings of darker and darker chocolate.

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Re: I have real difficulty long term eliminating sugar.
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 04:43:14 PM »
My sister had the same issue, even when using what I thought was my foolproof method of eating the cravings away with lots of fatty meat etc.

She had moderate success with getting as much good food in as possible, then if the craving was still there she'd eat the smallest amount of fruit it would take to ease the craving. The amount it takes gets less and less but for her it never went away completely. The weight came off though and there is nothing wrong with a bit of fruit every day.

One thing though, alcohol will give you sugar cravings, due to how alcohol interacts with your liver firstly, but there also seems to be a mental component. Quitting alcohol (if you were drinking a significant amount) will make those cravings worse temporarily.

The two things (alcohol and sugar cravings) are connected:

http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/new-study-finds-link-between-a-sugar-cravings-and-alcoholism
https://www.thefix.com/content/spoonful-sugar-makes-sobriety-go-down?page=all

nb. Not saying you're an alcoholic, just most of the articles that talk about alcohol and sugar have an alcoholic treatment slant.
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