The "I Quit Sugar" (by any method) support thread

edited 10 May 2016 at 4:50PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • milasavesmoneymilasavesmoney Forumite
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    What a wonderful decision to make for yourself!
    I cut out sugar about 10 yrs ago. It was hard in the beginning. The feeling of being off is very real because not only is one's body affected but so are your emotions. For me, there was comfort in eating sweets. I think I struggled with the emotional side much more than the physical. I persevered although I had a few (many) forays back into scarfing chocolate bars. The cravings do go away and you will gain control.
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  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    WantToBeSE wrote: »
    I think that thread over on the H&B board was mine :o

    It went really well, i lost weight. But i felt so awful psysically, eating so much meat and dairy.

    It actually prompted me to go vegan (unintentionally!) because i felt so greasy and full of mucus.

    But if you are used to eating loads of eggs, meat and dairy,i suggest giving it a go.

    The cravings (for me at least) was a KILLER for the 1st 3 weeks! :eek:
    They only really kicked in at day 11 for me in the form of headache / flu-like symptoms, but now I've had my banana bread the brain's been satisfied and the body feels well. I'm paying attention to Sarah Wilson's advice and hope to stick to it.

    Am vegetarian but have upped the mozzarella and strained yoghurt intake considerably for protein. I quit my vegan diet some years ago because I worried about my calcium and iron intake.

    Really glad you joined us btw! We could all do with your support.
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  • bossymoobossymoo Forumite
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    I really need to quit sugar. It's just so bloomin addictive!

    I tried to lose weight with Slimming World but I find its too free and easy with carbs - they definitely stir my sugar cravings.

    Always have a go-to plan, that's going to be my mantra. Then I don't find myself "needing" something but having no alternative...
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  • GwylimTGwylimT Forumite
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    I just remembered that fairly recently there was a tv show where a group of celebs had to live entirely sugar free, fruit and all, might be an interesting watch. Sadly I can't remember the name of the show or which channel it was on, which is very helpful.
  • jk0jk0 Forumite
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    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    I found treating myself to a couple of croissants (can't stop at one, but around 350kcals) or 2 Weetabix / Oatibix with full fat milk, again around 250kcal.

    You know weetabix & oatibix have quite a lot of sugar in them, don't you? I can't eat them any more, as I get loads of whiteys after eating them.
  • parsnipheadparsniphead Forumite
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    I would like to join in.I did this a few months ago but slipped back to my old ways. I did feel good though. I also cut out cheese as its my nemesis.....I can't leave the stuff alone once I have had some. It's easier for me to go cold turkey.

    I'm aiming to look better by the time of my holiday in august.
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  • tattycathtattycath Forumite
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    jk0 wrote: »
    You know weetabix & oatibix have quite a lot of sugar in them, don't you? I can't eat them any more, as I get loads of whiteys after eating them.

    Sorry, what's a whitey please? I did Google but it seemed to refer to cannabis. :o and I'm sure that's not what you meant.
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  • NewShadowNewShadow Forumite
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    Given jk0's earlier post I'm guessing spots.
    That sounds like a classic case of premature extrapolation.

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  • fuddlefuddle Forumite
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    I think it's not quite a black out, more a white out when a person feels dizzy and lightheaded.
  • tattycathtattycath Forumite
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    I certainly need to cut out sugar, or at least cut down. I seem to have a very unhealthy appetite for chocolate, cake, biscuits, too much processed food too. I also eat too much bread.
    I'm optimistic it will also help me lose weight ( I need to lose at least a couple of stone). :o
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