Sugarless

I know I’m writing lots about depression now. I do it cause I feel more depressed than in a long time. I would do more humour posts if I could but it’s hard to when I don’t have anything to laugh about at the moment.

There’s a positive thing about my depression. I loose my sugar cravings. I eat lots of candy when I’m “balanced”. I usually can’t have dinner without candy afterwards. Now I haven’t had candy for some time. I don’t miss it.

I know sugar is hard to quit. I’m happy I’ve managed without it for a while. I have to say though I eat sugar things like cookies now but not as many like I usually do. Candy is my biggest source of candy and I feel like not eating that is a huge improvement.

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The thing that makes it easier for me to quit sugar is sugar free gum. There are many flavors to choose from nowadays and it’s easy to find a favorite one. I have some gum after dinner and that makes me not want candy. I know you think that’s easy for me to say I only have to replace sugar with something simple as gum, but that does it for me. I can’t say I’ll quit candy for all times, but every candy free day you have is better than nothing.

Sugar ban

It`s hard to quit sugar. It`s one of the hardest things to quit. Many call sugar a drug and it sort of is. Many doctors want for example soda drinks to carry a warning sign on them that sugar is addictive. Sugar makes us want to eat more. It upsets the mechanisms that tell us we need to stop eating.

20170403_173812I sometimes get sick of myself when I eat too much candy. I reached my lowest level of self respect, when it comes to candy, a couple of years ago. I began eating candy as part of my breakfast. I knew it was crazy but I couldn`t help it. I often eat candy and cakes, which I also eat too much of, when I`m hungry or bored. Candy makes you feel less hungry and there has been moments when I`ve eaten candy instead of food. Crazy I know.

I`ve stopped eating candy for periods of time. When I feel my sugar intake is getting out of control I have to do it. I most commonly decide to stop eating candy and things with added sugar for a week at a time. I`ve found that there are two things that makes it easier for me to do it.

The most important thing for me has been to find a substitute for the habit of eating sugar when I`m bored. Sugar free gum has helped me. I know gum isn`t healthy but it`s healthy enough for me. I chew gum when I know my candy addiction will tell me to eat candy. My biggest sugar craving comes after dinner. I turn to chewing gum.

20170403_173659 A part from chewing gum protein helps me. I eat more protein than usual when I have sugar breaks. I don`t know why it keeps me from giving in to sugar cravings. For me I have realized that the days I exercise and because of that recover with protein powder I eat less candy. When I quit sugar I eat more eggs and meat and it helps. I also try to get some protein powder, sugar free, in my diet to give me more protein.

 

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A meaty protein filled sausage.

I have to have a sugar break now.