CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Nutrition
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Nutrition Diet, supplements, weightloss, health & longevity

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-13-2006, 12:49 AM   #11
Daniel Neumann
Affiliate Daniel Neumann is offline
 
Daniel Neumann's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Munich  Bavaria
Posts: 91
Well, thank you all for your tips! Three weeks... thats good to know - should be doable.
I will try to have some kind of a breakfast - an egg and some fruit.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 07:44 AM   #12
Ramon Nakhla
Member Ramon Nakhla is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Las Vegas  NV
Posts: 10
Have 1 cheat meal a week, to satisfy your cravings.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 09:35 AM   #13
Justin Algera
Member Justin Algera is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New York  NY
Posts: 397
I feel your pain...Im the same exact way. For me what works best, is just not having any of it around me, and once I get into the swing of things or a schedule, I do well. Problem is when my schedule gets really out of whack, thats what usually leads to me "falling off the wagon".
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 09:46 AM   #14
Gordon Richmond
Member Gordon Richmond is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Seattle  Washington
Posts: 52
I have the sugar problem, too. What has worked for me is drinking a lot of green tea during the day, and always keeping some almonds, some sort of fruit or vegetable, and some lean protein (jerky?) nearby. If you have this nearby and you get hungry, eat! You may not necessarily be within Zone parameters (I know I'm not), but it is many times preferable to chocolate chip muffins or whatever other food leaves you paralyzed and drooling.

Worst-case, if you don't have the food around and you're getting those urges, try to keep drinking water. This may sound a little weird, but when the cravings start to get intense, I remind myself that this is my body's natural reaction after a pro-longed exposure to an un-natural substance. For me, if I can sort of step out of body, or whatever you want to say, it can make it a lot less intense.

Regardless of how, it will all get better if you just stick with it. Good luck.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 09:54 AM   #15
Scott Kustes
Member Scott Kustes is offline
 
Scott Kustes's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Louisville  KY
Posts: 1,258
Now that I don't eat sugar very often, I get headaches and sleepy when I do. So I try to remind myself of how bad it makes me feel when I do eat sugar. Beyond that, just keep eating good food and it'll die out. And have a touch of bad food once or twice a week to keep your sanity during the transition.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 12:53 PM   #16
Jibreel Freeland
Member Jibreel Freeland is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Seattle  WA
Posts: 548
Don't skimp on fat! Eat ample amounts of fat and your carb cravings will subside. Also, for a treat eat dates and figs. Generally I like to wait before I treat myself to carbs as late in the day as I can, that way my body resoponds to them more and I don't end up eating as much. If I start my day with carbs I will crave carbs the rest of the day. If I start my day with protein/fat the cravings never really kick in substantially.

Good luck!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 01:52 PM   #17
Chris Jodlowski
Member Chris Jodlowski is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hopewell Junction  NY
Posts: 39
I don't know what else to add other than the cliche "If I can do it, you can." There's 1/2 a left over pint of hagen daaz in my freezer right now that's just sitting there getting very, very lonely. A year ago, I would have been like a crack ho on a dealer for that stuff. Now, it really doesn't interest me. If it did, at this point, I know I could grab a spoon, have 1 or 2 bites for a "fix" and put it away vs. demolish the whole thing. Time, I guess. You could try weening yourself off little by little, but I did zone "cold turkey" for 2 months or so with very little cheating. Now I've lost 16 lbs total, and when I see something like a slice of cake, I typically find myself thinking "it would really, really suck to lose ground over *that*" Sometimes, just to be social, I'll have a bite or two, but find I can put down the fork and walk away like never before.

Try making a gallon of home-brewed iced tea. I happen to like the peach flavor - I put all 20 bags in a gallon of boiling water and let it sit, then into the fridge. For a while, that was my crutch and I'd drink the gallon over the course of the day, maybe because the peach flavor reminded me of something sweet. Now and then I put a shot of lime juice in a glass of water for flavor that probably has the same effect. Most often, though, I think I was eating because I was bored. So if your problem is at night, either do something that doesn't lend itself to eating, like working on the house . . there's no room for cookies up on the roof :-). . or just go to bed and get a good nights sleep for a change.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 03:44 PM   #18
Rick Williams
******
 
Profile:  
Posts: n/a
I have the sugar weakness as well. I can do really good for months, and hit a binge if I'm not careful.

One of the things that seems to work for me is a protein shake at night with some frozen fruit. This takes the ice cream craving away and keeps me somewhat sane as far as sugar is concerned.

  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Low sugar? Sugar subs? Natural?No fat? Low Fat? Matthew Bryer Nutrition 1 04-13-2007 12:10 PM
Consuming fat pre-workout Charlie Reid Nutrition 1 05-04-2006 04:40 PM
To stop weights or not to? Joel Guindon Starting 6 01-03-2006 11:14 AM
My stop at CF HQ Roger Harrell Community 3 05-30-2005 03:44 PM
When does it stop being the wod? richard kilpatrick Workout of the Day 3 10-21-2004 11:43 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:43 AM.


CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.