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which diet if you have sweet tooth and can't stop eating

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Willow33 Wed 11-Jan-17 12:15:11

I used to be slim for most of my life but since getting married 7 years ago, I find myself having huge meals at dinner time (making same size portions for me and very tall DH -I am short).
Also I find I gorge on certain things which I didn't used. So I won't just eat one biscuit in a packet but demolish the whole lot even if I don't particularly like them blush
Can anyone recommend what sort of diet/ eating plan would work for me?
I have two young dc so am knackered a lot too.

Lumberries Wed 11-Jan-17 15:16:15

I do weight watchers, you have to track your food so it makes you accountable. It's also pretty low sugar (sugar has higher points) and higher protein so good for curbing binges smile I'm a binge eater with sugar issues and I@ve found it brilliant so far smile

Bluntness100 Wed 11-Jan-17 15:18:34

I do low carb, it's the only thing that kills the sugar craving for me and controls my hunger.

Willow33 Wed 11-Jan-17 20:55:56

So is a high protein diet the thing the helps curb the sugar binges?

Paffle Wed 11-Jan-17 21:04:42

I do 5:2. Well what I strictly do is 3:2:2 - 2 fast days, 3 being quite careful but still having a good deed, Saturday and Sunday pretty relaxed about choc, cake etc. I obviously don't lose as fast as I would doing things properly but it works for me.

Willow33 Wed 11-Jan-17 22:14:44

I just sometimes go off the wagon.... and I mean go off the wagon. I wonder if I eat a bit of chocolate, won't I just think, stuff it, let's eat the whole massive family size bar....

Minnie747 Thu 12-Jan-17 10:36:10

I'm like this. When I have running food I binge on the whole packet, can't keep to just a portion. The only thing I find works is coming off all refined sugar. Completely. That's all processed foods. Really hard for the first week, but then after that my cravings go and I genuinely want healthy food instead.

Minnie747 Thu 12-Jan-17 10:36:36

That's rubbish food* not running!

Willow33 Thu 12-Jan-17 18:22:36

Is it sustainable to not eat refined sugar?

PosiePootlePerkins Thu 12-Jan-17 18:35:33

Come and join us on the NoS thread! It is more about adjusting your relationship with food, although we are also losing weight! No snacks, seconds or sweet things except for days beginning with S eg weekends and special days like birthdays. It is a slow weight loss program but it does address your sweet tooth and appetite over time.

Minnie747 Thu 12-Jan-17 20:06:03

Yes it is if you are committed. It's no quick fix by any means. More like an overhaul. Changing your habits slowly over time. Eg using agave/honey/date syrup in cooking in exchange for sugar. Also pretty much rules out any preprepaired food.

It had major impact on my social life, so im finding a comfortable balance where I don't eat sugar day to day and do allow myself a meal out or coffee and cake once in a while.

Maybe start with a 14 day period (that's what I did), see how you go and maybe longer for more weight loss. Then look to see where you can implement it into your lifestyle eg: weekdays. By that point after 14days most cravings will be gone!

Scandicat Fri 13-Jan-17 19:42:31

Minnie, how long have you been doing it?

Willow, I would describe my eating just like yours and its got worse over time. I'd got to the point I couldn't buy certain things as I'd eat the whole lot in one go - chocolate digestives, jaffa cakes, crisps... It was a craving and I wasn't in control of it.

I'm a week into the blood sugar diet which basically cuts out almost all sugar and carbs not from fruit/veg. I've lost a lot of weight but the really surprising thing is it seems to have cut my cravings too. So I'm not hungry even though its a really low calorie allowance if you do the strict version. And I'm still getting sweet things for DS and DD for treats and I'm honestly not tempted and the cravings have definitely gone.

It's early days for me, hence my question to Minnie, but so far it seems to be helping to reset my eating habits.

Minnie747 Fri 13-Jan-17 23:33:26

So this time, just the new year. Last year in the summer I continued it for months, maintained weight loss, had great amounts of energy, skin was good. Progressively declined and ate more crap from October through Xmas... And of course felt shitty/tired again and gained weight.

I want to be realistic and not say I am cutting it forever etc. Just more like long term I want to have low amounts of natural sugar day to day, cook fresh etc
And treats occasionally/eating out.

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