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Old 06-12-2006, 01:45 PM   #1
Daniel Neumann
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Hey folks,
I urgently need some tips how to stop consuming sugar.
I began changing my nutrition to "kinda" Paleo in August 2005.

At the moment I normally have a
06:30 cup of coffee in the morning,
10:00 some nuts, an apple or so till lunch,
13:00 tuna salad or some cold chicken with tomatoes,
15:00 nuts, apple, pear or so till I leave work, and
18:30 WOD,
20:30 any meat I get with fresh vegetables.
23:00 Befor I go to bed I have a egg-protein-shake

So I am very proud of not eating bread, noodles and such cheap stuff anymore. I definitely feel better after the meals. No more swelled belly - good.
But my Problem is I sometimes think of sweets all day long.
I can eat anything, this ravenous appetite for sweets (like M&Ms, egg-wafers, chocolate, sweetener for the coffee) doesn´t disappear! ;(
What can I do?}

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Old 06-12-2006, 02:02 PM   #2
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How long have you been on this diet? Many folks find that if they grit their teeth and stick it out for a few weeks the cravings fade.

EDIT: I'm a dork, you said in your post August 2005. I look forward to seeing other people's suggestions.

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Old 06-12-2006, 02:14 PM   #3
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OK that is encouraging. But that sounds like it is an addiction.
Do I get addicted again, when I eat e.g. one piece of cake?
Let´s give it a date. I´ll try it for four weeks.
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Old 06-12-2006, 03:39 PM   #4
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Daniel, I suspect that the cravings come from being hypocaloric. Don't try to restrict how much you eat, but only what you eat. Keep a ton of ready to go veggies and meats available at all times. Don't let yourself get hungry, just munch, munch, munch on paleo food. (Later you can change this, but not initially.) You won't get fat; you really can't eat too many calories of cold chicken breasts and brocolli. Just my opinion.
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Old 06-12-2006, 04:45 PM   #5
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Both Mark and Eric offer good advice.

Generally it will take 3 weeks until the sugar cravings go away.
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Old 06-12-2006, 04:56 PM   #6
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Will power. What your mind perceives, your body achieves.

Its like the placebo effect. You gotta keep telling yourself you don't need sugar in your life. Trust me, you will convince in no time at all.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:16 PM   #7
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I just ate a piece of carrot cake. I am a bad little boy and should be stoned in the court yard right now!
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:05 PM   #8
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I always eat the carrot cake AFTER I get stoned... :wink:

Seriously though, Marc speaks wisely. Just eat a lot of clean food and the urges will go away after a few weeks. I always found almonds were good to drive off the carb urges... your mileage may vary.
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:10 PM   #9
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Hmmm? You eat only two full meals with protein and go 6 hours after you wake up without really eating.

If I did that, never mind M+Ms, I'd turn cannibal. :biggrin:

Try eating at least 5x a day with protein at every meal. Right now I eat 5-6 meals a day + protein shakes in between, and bodyfat is not increasing. Protein intake is a powerful thing...
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:33 PM   #10
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Daniel, I was eating junk food like white bread, chips, chocolate and biscuits a month ago, for about a week, because it was assignment time at school and I was too tired and lazy to cook and eat clean.

It has been crazy difficult to go back to eating clean because of the sugar and carbohydrate cravings, and I've been finding that munching on protein, fruits, veg and nuts (worrying about quality and not quantity for the time being) like people have suggested, help a lot!
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