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A little bit really depressed about not being able to loose weight...lack of sugar makes me feel ill

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Boomba Mon 29-Apr-13 14:00:25

I dont really know what I expect anyone to say. I just wondered if anyone felt the same.

I am 2 stone over weight, never really shifted the baby weight from 2 years ago. I havent been over weight in my life, so not very experienced with dieting. I have done in the past just to feel better. But I was always very active and felt ok about my body size 12/14

I have tried weight watchers and lost a couple of stone, then put a stone back on. Ive been trying SW recently. It is pretty much how I eat anyway. I eat very little processed food, mostly veg and protein...pasta/coucous/potatoes, not much bread. But I like my chocolate. Ive tried to stick to the 15 syns which are allowed, but I feel dreadful. I felt really really ill all last week, cracking headache and really depressed. I scoffed chocolate brownie at the weekend and feel much much better today. But thats ridiculous!!

I know I should still at it and I will eventually feel the benefits blah blah...but I honestly have...and I didnt feel the benefits. I felt shit!!

I would just increase the exercise, but Im a LP and finding the time is really really tuff

Im all out of ideas

ANY advice, really very gratefully received smile

3Rules Mon 29-Apr-13 14:46:09

Hi Boomba,
I decided a while ago that (for me) it was pasta/ potatoes and bread that were the cause of my weight gain... I can't be doing with calorie counting, and have v little time for exercise (excuses... excuses...) I've just started a thread about losing weight with 3 rules only... Do join if you fancy it!

lyndie Mon 29-Apr-13 14:49:48

Sugar addiction is awful to break, maybe someone else can advise but I would go cold turkey on it and yes the first week is terrible! Are you keeping your protein up and long acting carbs? Dips in your blood sugar don't help, I would try some fruit if you can a craving and see of it passes. There is a book out there about sugar addiction, maybe see if the library can get it for you?

reikizen Mon 29-Apr-13 14:55:07

I found that the 5:2 diet has been a wonder for me, I am/was also addicted to sugar (in all forms but especially chocolate) and I have found that doing this diet has broken the cycle. I have lost over a stone with no real effort, and eat normally on my non diet days. I have strangely found that I no longer crave shit food and it is not the pleasure it once was. Which makes me think it was a psychological addiction as much as anything and I enjoyed the guilty pleasure of eating 'banned' foods as much as the sugar rush. Good luck, I can honestly say this completely changed my lifelong depression regarding my weight and food. smile

Boomba Mon 29-Apr-13 14:59:20

whats the 5:2 diet?

Ledkr Mon 29-Apr-13 15:11:22

Me too op I'm on my first day of no dairy sugar or wheat.
I'm just going cold turkey tbh a d I'm not too well so am planning lots of early nights to get away from temptation.
I had porridge n fruit then stuffed mushrooms for lunch,just had a banana and having salmon and lots of roasted veg for dinner.
I have a few nuts ready for the sugar cravings which interestingly haven't come yet

reikizen Mon 29-Apr-13 19:20:03

otherwise known as the 'fast diet' '500 diet', there are loads of support threads on here about it.

VeryStressedMum Mon 29-Apr-13 20:23:12

You'll feel ill while you withdraw off the sugar/crap I think that's quite normal, for me it only lasts a few days then I feel great. Keep at it and you'll feel much better.

Boomba Mon 29-Apr-13 20:35:17

but i dont...ive been at it since January!! i feel crap!

ledkr I dont like the idea of excluding whole food groups; that said, I dont eat bread often...once or twice a week. Rice is my main CHO, or potatoes. And I dont do milk...have occasional yoghurt/cheese

Its actually not fair, that I am so over weight really!! grin

I might give this 'ere fasting diet a go I think...what do you have for 500 calories a day? Is it easier just to eat nothing?

montage Mon 29-Apr-13 20:40:42

Or have a look at the low-carb bootcamp that starts today

Bakingnovice Mon 29-Apr-13 21:03:13

Sugar is evil. It's my third week without and I still feel headachey and fluey. And I only ever had a few teaspoons in a cuppa tea twice a day. Coming off it is hard and I can't believe how much my body has reacted to it being withdrawn. 5:2 is good but it can be v slow losses. I'm cutting all the crap to lose some weight and will then use 5:2 to maintain.

Ledkr Mon 29-Apr-13 21:53:59

Been ok so far. I had to have an egg about four as I knew dinner was a while away.
I didn't miss the potatoes at dinner and had a nice glass of tonic water.
Badvoc are you eating fruit? I am.
I'm drinking green tea with vanilla for drinks it really helps with sweet cravings.

paintyourbox Mon 29-Apr-13 22:00:10

Hey Boomba I feel your pain, I keep trying to give up sugar but I just can't. I even "cheat" my calorie counting by starving myself for most of the day so I can use my calories for chocolate at night.

I really want to kick the habit, we are weaning DD and its made me realise how crap my own diet is and that I need to lead by example.

Going into hospital this week and will be 'soft food only' for a week or so after so hoping that will be the catalyst to finally kick the habit!

frenchfancy Tue 30-Apr-13 06:08:08

For 5:2 read this thread for all the information:

Then join us over here:

It is not a crash diet, it changes the way you eat and the way your body works for the long term.

I've lost 2 stone on it, the baby weight is now gone, just in time for DD1s 14th birthday grin

Boomba Tue 30-Apr-13 06:29:28

Haha french! I want something faster acting than that!

But thanks for the info. Will read it later on. I AM starting a 'fast' day today! A bit blind, but there is no time Luke the present!

Sonnet Tue 30-Apr-13 06:39:39

You have sugar addiction. Whilst you have cut gown since January you are still feeding it so prolonging the symptoms. I had a similar caffeine addiction. There is a book about it check out amazon

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