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Buttons1234 Fri 20-Jan-17 21:52:42

Hi first time poster. Please talk some sense into me. I have a galaxy minstrel addiction if that's a real thing. I eat a large pack I believe 239g each day/night and to composite for the calories not much else during the day. I've been doing it since I got pregnant and still doing it and baby is nearly a year old now. Each and every day. I just can't seem to stop and get panicky when I don't have any. I'd rather starve than eat any other chocolate. In not overweight my bmu is 18 so it's not for weight loss I'm posting more for some sense as surely it's not healthy?

WalkingCarpet Fri 20-Jan-17 22:14:49

Replace it with a healthier addiction maybe?
Mine is (behind the curve I know) avocado toast. I cannot get enough of it.

missbishi Fri 20-Jan-17 22:23:58

I am no expert but I think you might be stuck in a vicious circle with regards to your blood sugar. You eat the minstrels, your blood sugar spikes and you feel good, full of energy. Because it is so high, it is a steeper drop when it returns to normal and it's during this drop that you start feeling panicky. What do you do to feel better? That's right, more minstrels! And so it goes...

You need to break the cycle somehow, but I'm not sure what the best thing to do is. Obviously, me saying "Just don't eat Minstrels" is completely useless. I'm sure someone here will have had issues with sugar addiction though, hopefully you'll get some good advice.

meghanlee Fri 20-Jan-17 22:27:20

You need to replace the minstrels with something else. Something more healthy. Whenever you feel like minstrels eat that instead

Onlyonce Fri 20-Jan-17 22:35:18

I would suggest not going cold turkey. Can you buy some smaller or fun size bags to start with?

Try and eat other foods throughout the day but have the smaller bag at the time of day you really want them (just one bag though). You need to try and get some variety back into your diet and hopefully they will pick up your energy levels so you won't get the horrid crash that makes you want them in the first place. gradual weaning off them.

Are you getting enough sleep? Opportunity to exercise? Exercise ssems to help give me more energy and also I then don't want to waste the effort from exercise by eating sugar.

Addiction to sugar is very hard.

Set yourself a small target and see how you go. It could be cutting down to smaller bags, then a handful a day until you don't need them anymore

Adventuresinhifi Fri 20-Jan-17 22:36:10

I think galaxy might have solved your problem! We occasionally way too often enjoy a bag of minstrels , we bought some tonight and they are rank! Taste all tangy. the recipie has definitely changed. For the first time ever we have 2 bags of barely eaten minstrels still left at bedtime.

Theweasleytwins Fri 20-Jan-17 22:39:23

I quite enjoyed the occasional bag of 'sharing' magic stars until I watched an episode of Bones where a body was found in a giant chocolate bar... That put me off. I think Hodges also said trading standards allowed a certain amount of bugs and hair in chocolate envy

clumsymummy Fri 20-Jan-17 22:41:37

I had an addiction to the massive bars of galaxy whilst pregnant and whilst breastfeeding. I used to eat a huge bar each day.

I stopped when I had to go to the dentist for numerous fillings, a root canal and a crown.

Save your teeth. grin xx

Buttons1234 Sat 21-Jan-17 13:28:28

Hi thank you for the positive replies. I have tried buying smaller packs but sit and eat them in one go then feel guilty and buy a bigger pack so I don't feel like I've finished them all in one go. I know it sounds crazy but somehow it makes sense to me. I've been lucky with regards to my teeth and weight but I do feel I need to stop before it starts to affect me. I have tried going cold turkey but my moods where all over the place. I hope I can kick the filthy habit as it's as noting as smoking - constantly having to have a stash.

Onlyonce Sat 21-Jan-17 18:27:00

Could you try treating this the same way as giving up smoking? This is a genuine addiction and there is no shame in asking for help. Do you feel deprived of anything? It could be you are filling a need by using this particular food

Buttons1234 Sat 21-Jan-17 21:17:39

I do feel as if it's an addiction. I would rather starve than eat any other chocolate or sweets if I can't get any minstrels. I feel so embarrassed when I have to buy more or even letting on hence asking for advice/help. I wish I could end the vicious cycle

Onlyonce Sat 21-Jan-17 21:57:49

Please don't feel embarrassed. You can beat this and you obviously want to it you wouldn't be asking for advice. I'm wondering if you are filling an emotional need which is why I asked whether you were happy?

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