How the Hell do I give up Sweets?

Ok, we've all been there or still are!!!

How do i give up the SugarDemon?

I'm sick of stuffin' me face just to give me something to do or take my mind of ciggies.

I can generally handle the Sugar Monster at home but it's harder when i'm at work, i can't just go off and do something else so have a big bag of evil sweeties on my desk calling my name :rolleyes:

P.S Sipping water ain't working ;)

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  • Pete,

    I posted about the same problem, I eat and eat and eat and eat, I actually ate until I threw up. That was until last Monday. I went to the garage before work and bought 2 large oranges and a packet of 6 muller light yogharts (I recommend the Cheesecakse flavoured one) they are excellent and on offer atm for 1.49 for the 6. I usually have 3 of these a day in work. Sounds like a lot but they are only 99 calories a pot so a lot better than sweets and buns and stuff. Also the orange is great becasue it puts your sugar levels back up again and plus, it makes you feel healthy.

    Dont be being too strict with yourself, its still early days, if eating sugar is what you need then eat it. Once you are confident in your quit then go out for walks and excercise more.

    Jill xxx

  • ahhh the sugar demon is on the prowl :eek: you have to distract your mind/hand from reaching for the sweets its no different to distracting from the nicorette demon sadly dont have the bag on the table put them away and everytime you want one make yourself wait another 10 mins and limit how many you are eating only put like 8 sweets in the bag and make sure your waiting an hour between each sweet

    i have had to be really strict with myself as ive become a chocolate addict again :eek: so ive put the choccys in the cubboard and also put a note i wrote to myself stuck on the bag saying "you dont want one really" and its working

    hope you manage to beat yours

  • Oh, God, I'm fighting the urge to stuff my face every waking second. And I'm craving all the bad stuff. I'm turning into a one-woman kitkat-consuming machine.

    You/we can't keep up continuous sweetie intake though. Try:

    Nuts/dried fruit/trail mix

    Grapes

    Rice cakes (although I think they're like eating cardboard)

    Chewing gum

    Satsumas (keep your fingers busy peeling the bits off)

    Or you could try some of those little sugar free fruit flavour travel sweets/mints that you get in little tins (think you can get them in boots and some newsagents) which is better than the calorific tooth rotting variety.

    It's a nightmare though, I empathise.

  • Fat Free Jelly Babies

    I put on loads of weight because at first I ate for England pork pies, crisps, curries and Chinese and then my BP and cholesterol went up so I turned to sugar instead and I ate Choccy and fat free jelly babies and guess what, my cholesterol went up even higher, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr no one told me that sugar increases you triglycerides and that’s not good LOL just eat now and then worry about the weight when you have conquered the quitting, the weight does get lost eventually, well most of it does but mine keeps finding me again LOL

  • You lot have just reminded me that I've some pear drops in my bag :D

    Now, where did I put the number for my dentist ;)

  • All this talk of sweets just made me push a young lad off an old boys knee and punch the old pervert in the mouth, then proceeded to steal his worthers original toffees....................

    Mmmm thats more like it!!:D

  • All this talk of sweets just made me push a young lad off an old boys knee and punch the old pervert in the mouth, then proceeded to steal his worthers original toffees....................

    Mmmm thats more like it!!:D

    :DI thought that was your knee John :p OMG though the soft worthers with, the chocoalte ones they are just delicious. Mmmmmm

    Carol that is a good idea, I'll put all my rubbish food in a box (if I can find a big enough box) then put a note on it - Thanx for that one :)

    At the moment I'm under a consultant at the hospital, he told me he'd rather I be overweight than smoking. I of course would much rather have a normal BMI and not smoke but hey ho that'll come, lets not run before we can walk

  • Ok, we've all been there or still are!!!

    How do i give up the SugarDemon?

    I'm sick of stuffin' me face just to give me something to do or take my mind of ciggies.

    I can generally handle the Sugar Monster at home but it's harder when i'm at work, i can't just go off and do something else so have a big bag of evil sweeties on my desk calling my name :rolleyes:

    P.S Sipping water ain't working ;)

    Oh forgot to add hubba bubba bubble gum - you know the one on the roll, that's fab and trying to blow the biggest bubble is just great :rolleyes: apart from when it splats over your face :D

  • At the moment I'm under a consultant at the hospital, he told me he'd rather I be overweight than smoking.

    Hmmmmm...............not sure that sort of thing is reccommended by the NHS :eek: still I am sure he knows what he is doing!!!:rolleyes:

  • Hmmmmm...............not sure that sort of thing is reccommended by the NHS :eek: still I am sure he knows what he is doing!!!:rolleyes:

    I think what he meant was - I used to have a completely health BMI around 22 but now it's over 25 so in the 'overweight' catergory. I explained I had quit smoking and put on the weight. He said he'd rather I be overweight than smoke and that I'd have to put alot more weight on for it to have the same health effects as smoking did. Maybe he was just being nice :confused:

  • Sorry Tinks

    My cheap attempt at humour, refering to your comment "I am under a consultant" I realise now it isn't big, clever or indeed funny.:(

    It won't happen again (climbing back into my box);)

  • Sorry Tinks

    My cheap attempt at humour, refering to your comment "I am under a consultant" I realise now it isn't big, clever or indeed funny.:(

    It won't happen again (climbing back into my box);)

    Oh I gotcha now John, sorry I'm a bit slow on the up take (no change there then). No worries at all, certainly no offence taken. Although you are right it's not big or clever, well it wasn't last time I saw you :D :rolleyes: only joking

  • Although you are right it's not big or clever, well it wasn't last time I saw you :D :rolleyes: only joking

    That'll shut him up Tinks :D

  • That'll shut him up Tinks :DI'm thinking you pair must have me confused with.........well lets just say someone else!!;)

  • I'm thinking you pair must have me confused with.........well lets just say someone else!!;)

    Constipated again John :D

  • Anyway why would we want to give up sweeties?

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