Just saw this thread resurface, thought I'd update on me-land. I sure was a hardcore sugar addict at one point.
And I am braindead due to low carb flu of the braaaaain, at the moment. So I deleted a massive post due to severe ADHD rambling and will have to read the thread later when I'm able to, you know, think.
But yes, I have won the battle against sugar addiction. 100%
Reason is: because sugar addiction was never my REAL problem in the first place. I binged on sugar, purged, was anorexic/bulimic, etc etc because I have ADHD/dysythmia. And without diagnosis and medication, my body and brain can't GET the brain chemicals they need any other way than shocking my neurochemistry into action with megadoses of sugar.
So, as long as I can get medications, amino acids and so on, I am happily free of sugar. And also binging, purging, any food-related crazy in fact, weight problems, any grains, any legumes or nuts and in fact even any fruit, I quit all fruit without regret over the winter.
I am in the process of cutting my carbs a bit lower since my body loves ketosis and my brain- obviously- will as well. It just needs it's low carb flu adjustment. And my life, diet, etc sure isn't perfect. But I no longer live in the same universe as sugar. Also, coconut oil is the shit, I just realized this. Who knew.
But I'll have ADHD, dysthymia and so on for the rest of my life, and I will always have to manage them. There is no cure, this is my brain's physiology and that's the way it is. Period.
But I am no longer a sugar addict or an active ED sufferer. So, hey. Not perfect, but I'll take it.
Hope you ladies are doing well, or at least BETTER. <3
Getting my Grok on in the Pacific Northwest.
"C is for cookie, that's good enough for me."
"Cookie is a sometimes food."
"Sometimes cookie monster eat APPLE instead of COOKIE. Sometimes eat CARROT."
-Cookie Monster, partially reformed sugarholic