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Hello (again)

I registered 6 months ago and did absolutely nothing about it. I ignored posts and carried on with secret eating and rubbish food. This is crazy on several levels. I cook well for my husband but I feel driven toward cakes, biscuits, cereal and all things sweet. I have done diets in the past with a modicum of success BUT today I know that I must revise everything for my health. I am over 70 and this has been a life time eating pattern. I know what I should do but I lack self control.

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Hi Greeta,

Welcome back, and I hope that you have a really good week. Maybe you'll have better success this time around, and be more active reading posts and getting involved in healthy eating.

I used to eat quite a lot of sugary things a few years back, but I found that my taste buds changed once I limited those foods. I still enjoy cake, but I bake my own and my recipe relies on banana for sweetness and dried fruits, rather than adding in granulated sugar.

I hope you'll let us know how you're getting on and that you'll get involved in posting and replying to posts, as hopefully you'll get more out of the forum this time round.

Good luck.

Zest :-)

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Thank you for responding. I am feeling quite positive today - porridge for breakfast and I am about to make some lentil soup from one of the contributors.

So far so good ................

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Your Lentil soup sounds great, I hope you enjoy it. :-)

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Greeta, pleased to meet you, good luck, enjoy the recipes

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Hope you are still doing well. I used to do exactly what you described and actually thought I had binge eating disorder, saw a counsellor, tried hypnosis and lots of other things but I just kept doing it even though I knew it was making me pile on the pounds. I had been doing this for years and then I found out that sugar is an addictive substance due to the affect it has on your brain. and I seem to be really susceptible to it. I went cold turkey for a few days (which were tough but worth it to come out the other side) and it was like a miracle. I suddenly had no interest in eating sweet things and was able to say no to cakes and biscuits, desserts etc. Also I wasn't hungry all the time. I lost 2 stone in three months from a combination of weight-watchers (but not having sugary things) and walking 10,000 steps a day. I can have sugar in small amounts but if I have too much I get back in the cycle of eating and craving again. Over the past year or so I have had two occasions where that has happened (Christmas and a holiday last September where I ate things I hadn't eaten for months). A couple of days of cold turkey again and I get back to being able to ignore sugar again. I use a little bit of Agave syrup in tea or on my porridge as it doesn't spike your blood sugar as much as refined sugar and honey. I still eat fruit but have just cut out things with lots of sugar in them. There is loads of info about these days on giving up sugar. Hope this helps. Good luck.


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