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hollyisalovelyname Sun 11-Dec-16 10:43:41

Anybody else a sugar addict ?
I buy sweets every day- a bag of Percy Pigs
or Liquorice Allsorts- stuff like that and a bar of chocolate.
Absolute rubbish I know. It's not good for my health, my teeth or my looks. Another Christmas and I'm overweight by a stone and a half.
I'd love to cut down but my willpower is crapola.
I've tried hypnotherapy to no avail.

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hollyisalovelyname Sun 11-Dec-16 20:46:08

Am I the only one so ?

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Verticalvenetianblinds Sun 11-Dec-16 20:48:54

nope. im here too! just eaten 5 breakaway bars for no reason apart from i bought a multipack. i am however going to quit sugar in the new year shock

Ellieboolou27 Sun 11-Dec-16 22:10:54

Yep me too, not into sweets as such but addicted to full sugar Coca Cola, I get really moody and stressed if I don't have any, in fact I can't remember a day when I didn't have a can. I hate it when people say "just drink Diet Coke" NO! It's vile and don't you think I've bloody tried angry, I have sugar in my tea and coffee too and am big friends with chocolate grin
What we going to do?? I've tried cold turkey and can't get passed day 1 blush

hollyisalovelyname Mon 12-Dec-16 08:07:00

I have no problem with Diet Coke or Pepsi and I don't use sugar for tea or coffee. It's just sweets and chocolate.
I am a sugar addict.
I really want to cut down.

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ArgyMargy Mon 12-Dec-16 08:16:18

You may have used the word addiction light-heartedly but it does sound as though your body has developed a dependence. So probably not something you can just fix by yourself and having lots of other people on MN normalising your addiction may not help either. I would do some research online for ways to reduce your intake, or ask your GP if you can access any dietetic services.

Bluntness100 Mon 12-Dec-16 08:18:07

Low carbing worked for me, it really helped take away the sugar cravings, I think it's worth a shot.

FunSponge82 Mon 12-Dec-16 12:46:07

Ellie I used to hate diet coke. Could not understand how people could say that it tastes no different to the full fat coke. It blatantly does. Same with all the "zero" drinks.

I am a massive sweet fan. I would always have a bag of sweets in the car. 2 or 3 packets in my drawer at my desk and would think nothing of scoffing half a bag of tangfastics in one go!

12 weeks ago I started SW and cut out 99% of my sugar intake. I dropped from 2 sugars in my coffee to sweetener, decided that sweetener is awful and leaves a weird aftertaste, and now have no sugar in any hot drinks.

I tried coke zero again about 2 weeks into SW and I was gobsmacked that I found it tasted nearly normal!!!! I can only put it down to the fact that I was eating so much sugar in the rest of my diet that I could taste the fakeness of anything that wasn't real sugar.

I haven't yet tried my arch nemesis, diet coke, yet but will probably end up doing over the drinking Christmas period.

OopsDearyMe Mon 12-Dec-16 20:07:55

oh my god no! you are not alone. I am considering visiting my GP as i have been behaving like a proper addict recently. I tend to go through phase, it used to be 'Revels' and i would eat bags and bags of them, then cadbury caramel eggs (got a shock when i found ot how many cals in one little egg 570cals) and now its Red Coke, the proper full sugar version, I had an uncle who told me a warning story when i was younger, he lost all his teeth at 20, because he drank too much coca cola, he was a salesman and worked abroad a lot, this meant he often ended up in countrie where you could not trust the water and this before bottled water existed.He drank coke instead. This terrifies me as currently i am drinking up to 4L a day. So i told my children it was bad and i was giving it up. Then when they are at school i but medium sized bottled and drink them before they get home, or if there is some left, i lie and say that it was a one off. Why am i lying to children about consuming this crap? I cannot believe how i am behaving, i literally have bottles hidden in the house. i went two days without it, and drank two huge robinsons blackcurrent squash instead (yes peeing huge amounts) but come monday morning i am genuinely trying to work out how to get the money for my fix...

If i go to my GP is he going to be able to anything ?

Oh btw my biggest annoyance is when people say you should substitute fruit for your sweet treat !!!!!! NOOOOOOOO not the friggin same!

Ellieboolou27 Mon 12-Dec-16 20:21:38

funsponge I think your spot on with tasting the fakeness, sweetness are awful and I've really tried but like you I'd rather go without sugar in tea / coffee than drink it with sweetners. You've nailed it by saying about the amount of sugar too, I did log calories in mfp a few days ago and over 60% of them were sugar! blush

Ellieboolou27 Mon 12-Dec-16 20:26:03

Actually as I can't seem to diet this close to Christmas I'm going to take the small step of not having sugar in teas and coffee, I don't drink huge amounts maybe 2-3 cups per day but that's still 21 spoons LESS sugar a week, baby steps and all that smile

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