Oh I am weak

Oh I am weak

Even though I've been through lymphoma and am now waiting to find out if I have Graves Disease (hate that title) I am somehow unable to grow up. I had ice cream today. I have a sugar addiction. I bought Stevia. I knowwww what I should and shouldn't eat. It's not a weight thing. I want to be strong, my blood to be healthy. I do green juices and have soy or coconut in my coffee. Eat kale salads and all the good healthy stuff but when it comes to sugar I am WEAK!

I need help.

10 Replies

  • I am hearing you... Don't beat yourself up, at least you're trying and as you say you're not overweight. The Stevia should give you a good helping hand.

  • How *much* ice cream did you have? A small pot or did you have a couple of scoops from a big pot and then put it away and not go back to it? Did you enjoy, really enjoy and taste, all of what you had?

    I am not sure that thinking of yourself as weak (or childish) is terribly empowering unless it enables you to think about what you need and put it in place. If you have told yourself you must not have any sugar, what were the circumstances of you getting hold of the ice cream... does it work for you to 'ban' things? (It does for some people but not others)

  • Snap!! Don't feel bad. I bought a box of 4 magnum choc ices yesterday (well they were on offer you see), ate two that afternoon and then the other two today. I buy multi packs of crisps and then tell myself that as there's not as many in the pack now I can eat two. I go through periods where I'm strong and don't eat any rubbish, then like the last few days it all goes to pot! I'm weak with regards to sweet goodies too, all except for cakes and biscuits which I never eat now.

    I say to people that I'm a sweetoholic. A friend bought me two packs of Thorntons chocolate last week and it was gone in no time. Now no one would buy a bottle of drink for an alcoholic would they. So why sweets for me!

    What on earth can we do!!!


  • You said it yourself; you're addicted. The solution is to replenish the amount of glycogen you use, usually 100g to 150g of carbohydrate per day. This will enable you to stabilise your blood glucose.

    Then, as an alcoholic needs to avoid alcohol, don't go back to foods that stimulate your cravings and steal your control.

    Here is a sample meal plan:


    Soft Cheese

    2 Eggs any style

    2 Serving spoons vegetable casserole.


    Cheese or nuts

    1 small barely-ripe banana or 5 (preservative-free) dried-apricots

    3 oatcakes or quinoa (90g cooked weight).


    1 medium sweet potato or 1 cob sweetcorn or chickpeas (100g cooked weight).

    non-starchy roast vegetables or stir-fry greens

    palm-size meat or fish or seafood or poultry or game

    whipped double-cream and/or coconut.

    Adjust unspecified portion sizes to facilitate individual weight-management requirements.

  • What a terrible diet you posted. Its boring. Wheres the fresh salad with the cheese or nuts. What you have done is replaced the sugars with more sweet tasting food. It is far better for you to go protein rich than fat rich diets. Both need to avoid sugar and sweet tastes

  • Nothing wrong with adding salad or greens if you want.

    The foods I've included are low in fructose and are low Gi, so even though some are a bit sweet, they don't stimulate appetite.

    I know I'm not going to please everyone anyway :-)

    I can assure you that protein rich diets are not good though; any protein more than we use for cell repair and maintenance can be turned to glucose, with ammonia as a side-product for instance.

    Protein also raises insulin levels to a greater degree than fat. We certainly don't want to be eating lean protein; that's the fastest way to deplete your liver of vitamin A. You could google Dr. Ron Rosedale, or the Perfect Health Diet.

    All the best!

  • Were as fats just stick you your arteries and leads to potential heart attacks. I think the moral of the stories are eat a little of everything. Just the fact that you are watching what you eat is beneficial.

  • Nope; the pro-low-fat images we've been 'force-fed' were based on vested interests, and I would have put 'flawed evidence' but there is none.


  • Actually that same articule points out the enzeme in red meat is the cause of concern so Im still off meat/fat and invested in vegtable proteins and fish

  • Sweet potato is a no for hyper thyroid. Trust mecits not that I don't know. I could be a naturopath with the knowledge that I have cuts implementing it. I have healthy tasty food every day. But.

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