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Saltdoughmuncher · 17/12/2019 20:45

I am 33 and admit I am addicted to sugar. I eat chocolates and sweets pretty much every day and crave them all the time.

My teeth already have 4 fillings from being a teenager with a bad diet and I now need another one.

How am I going to ditch the sugar? I need some help as I can’t afford to damage any more of my teeth.

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Am I being unreasonable?


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Honeybee85 · 18/12/2019 12:24

Or make guacamole OP Grin.
Good excuse to eat some tortilla chips and drink a margarita

TipseyTorvey · 18/12/2019 18:46

OP buy a pork roast joint and cook it on a Sunday night then you can pick at it all week instead of beige food. Also eggs, they last a few days boiled so boil up 3 or 4 so if you're snacky you can have those dipped in mayo.

Wallywobbles · 18/12/2019 19:21

What can you eat. Might be easier to start from a can do list rather than can't do.

I have scrambled eggs with sliced tomatoes and avocado for breakfast.

Or yoghurt, honey and walnuts.

Do either of those sound doable?

VanGoghsDog · 18/12/2019 20:47

I do drink no added sugar squash all day though and can’t give that up.

There has been research that has shown that our bodies don't understand these synthetic "sugars" and behaves the same way when we have them as it would with sugar. So even though they have no sugar in them, they still cause the same cravings and create the same feelings of fake hunger that sugar and carbs do.

It's worth trying to remove this from your diet.

Sittingonthedockofthe · 18/12/2019 20:58

I gave up sugar for 8 months this year. I went cold turkey it was painful for 3 days but then surprisingly easy. I don't find that carbs have the same effect on me as sugar so personally didn't give them up but I know that some people find they have to cut out most carbs also to get the benefit. Look up the recent study in Australia I think that found that high blood sugar levels were triggered by different foods for different people because our bodies are all different.

Branster · 18/12/2019 22:51

Just saw your post OP where you explain you cannot eat vegetables.
The slow cooker suggestion seems to be good for you which is great. So you would get the fibre intake but loose the vitamins through cooking.
Fruit are very good so build up on those but be careful because most fruit acids are bad for your teeth so don’t brush your teeth immediately after eating fresh fruit. Try and gradually move towards less sweet fruit to train yourself to crave sweet taste as much.
How about salad items? Aren’t tomatoes technically a fruit? Cucumbers, salad leaves, beetroot grated raw or cooked (that’s quite sweet when cooked and so are carrots), avocado, peppers, radishes, sweet corn, celery, courgettes (they don’t taste of much but have Vit B and fibre) etc.

Steam some vegetables, chop them up finely and mix with houmus. Or grate raw vegetables and try the same.

I think little by little you would be very successful at introducing healthy items to your diet and once you fill up on those you won’t feel like snacking or reaching for sweet stuff.

Just think how good all this will be for your teeth and skin, you’ll feel and look like a new woman Smile.

Not sure why, but I have the notion that squash could stain teeth (bottles of squash get that tideline so if it stains a plastic bottle, it probably does the same to teeth but it takes a lot longer to notice. The Trouble is that sweet drink (even if it has sweetness instead of sugar) is bad for your teeth, as it can leave a tiny residue in the groooves of your teeth even if only for a short time - that’s my simple view of it although it might be incorrect as a scientific fact.

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