Have you won the long war against sugar addiction?
I really need some guidance. Or support. Or something. I'm not referring to those who used to like sweets, but learned they should go primal, promptly quit, and never had another bite. I'm not referring to those who had some trouble getting off sugar, but increased fat & protein, and had no trouble quitting.
I mean, if you obsessed over sweets, binged on sweets, LOVED sweets, couldn't imagine living without them, and then quit, and then months (or a year) later found yourself bingeing again, then increased fat & protein, went totally primal, kept no sweets in your house, surrounded yourself with healthy choices and healthy people, and then months later found yourself bingeing again, but finally, at long last, won the battle against not just sugar, but against the sugar *cravings*, and have stayed that way for over a year ... you're the one I need to hear from.
I'm drowning. I went sugar-free three years ago eating real, whole foods, and by dramatically increasing fat & protein. I dropped grains and stayed solid for a few months, then drowned again. Then after 9 months, did it again. Stayed very, very low-sugar for nine months, then went primal all the way & no-sugar, and most cravings died away, but every few months, would find myself spiraling into cravings again, and giving until till I had a few terrible binges.
I lose weight as long as grains and sugar stay out of my diet, but while grains no longer tempt me, sugar won't leave me alone. I'll do a 30 day challenge and then go craving-free for a few months, then something slips in and suddenly I'm drowning again. I did an anti-candida whole 30 (no fruit, nuts, sweet veggies, etc., basically nothing but meat, eggs, & green veggies) and collapsed three weeks in b/c of incessant intense cravings.
I need help! "Just do it" doesn't work, never has. I've done anti-candida, GAPS, 100% primal, all of it. Two weeks, three weeks, 30 days, 60 days - no matter how long I stay "clean," eventually the cravings start creeping back in and do me in. Check my journal - it's been going here for almost a year and a half and documents 40lb lost (and ten regained during a six week series of weekend binges this spring) even while beating back constant cravings, and falling and rising and falling and rising again.
I'm so tired and beaten down. Is it possible to get rid of irrational cravings for sugar forever? Not just get to the point where you can "just say no" constantly all day every day, but get *rid* of the cravings and live a normal life where sugar doesn't yell at you all day long?
5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***