Post by brooklynberry on May 15, 2011 19:03:53 GMT -8
they there, I know OA addresses sugar addiction head on. Al anon addresses adult children and many groups have a ACA focus. These fellowships tend to be much bigger than our little group and more likely than not there are face to face meetings in your area.
I have a sugar addiction and there is an online 12 step group called FAA. For those addicted to sugar, wheat, and flour products. I have joined and it is very hard for me to stay abstinent. I am doing the best I can, one day at a time.
I just signed up for Weighvaginachers online. I'm not overweight, but I like to be a certain weight which is hard to maintain and I sometimes need motivation to exercise and eat the right foods. WW online is my grounding tool. It really helps me SEE how to eat and how to avoid sugar.
I am not exactly a sugar addict, but I am extremely aware of my sugar intake because of how it effects my mood and my stomach. I can only allow myself a very small amount of sugar every day, otherwise...CRASH! Becasue of this strict diet, I have many tips!
Tips: 1. Cookiing at home is the BEST way to avoid sugar because you're in control. Sugar is in everything. 2. Avoid bringing sugar into your home. Only eat something sugary while out, and avoid buying cookies , chocoloate bars and storing them at home or in your car. 3. Try switching to salt for awhile. Popcorn helps curb the need to snack. 4. Add less and less sugar to coffee or cereals every day (otherwise: crash!) 5. Create a diet plan for the day and stick to it. This is why I like WWs. It keeps me focused on what I can eat and I don't veer from it. 6. Replace snacking on sugar with fruit. Watermelon does the trick for me.
Believe it or not, once you get sugar and chocolate out of your system, you do not crave it anymore.
Thanks June. I got rid of the chocolate craving. Its been a week with no chocolate and I even made my daughter chocolate chip pancakes and didnt have any chocolate in mine.
Now the sugar thing has to go. I think I can do the dont bring sugar into the home. Thats ok. I am not sure about the plan. I struggle with daily plans especially with food. My problem is I work strange hours and have a hard time planning meals. Such as today, work 7am to 2pm. Then do something like cycling or swimming with the kiddo. Then be totally famished after that. Go out to dinner with her or find something quick to eat at home. I can plan a meal but after an hour of lap swimming or hours of cycling I need something quick to hold me up until I can make a meal.
Got any sugarless snack ideas?
"Nothing in life worth having ever comes easy" Bob Kelso
dried pomegranates (sweet and perfect for snacking)
I also have a tough time after sports. I need to shove food in me right away, so I always plan something BEFORE the activity. This way, I don't make bad choices. Otherwise, I'd be at McDs all the time!
I've long been a member of this forum. You might enjoy it. It's huge and there are thousands of members at all stages of leaving sugar and other refined carbohydrates behind and learning to eat healthy. Browse it a bit. There are spiritual sections as well. Very well rounded boards.